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Join TJFP at the 12th Annual Trans Day of Action!

TDOA 2016

Trans Justice Funding Project will be joining TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project at the 12th annual Trans Day of Action at Washington Square Park from 3-6 PM this Friday, June 24th.

Join us as we march, rally, and lift up the work of our communities working towards social and economic justice!

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Come find us and pick up some TJFP swag!

TJFP swag at Creating Change 2016
Visit us at our booth at the Creating Change conference in Chicago and pick up some swag! And if you’re feeling generous, we’re also selling TJFP tote bags and magnets to raise money for trans justice.

Later today,  join us as we explore how we can build a path towards our collective wellbeing at #cc16 session, Let’s talk about Super Heroes and Heroines for Truth, Transformation and Access.

January 21, 2016
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

4:45 PM: Super Heroes and Heroines for Truth, Transformation and Access

For LGBTGNC people of color — like all people
— surviving and thriving requires access to health, wellness and social, economic and racial justice. However, because of the ways in which homophobia and transphobia are intertwined with Corporate, State and Non Profit services, systemic barriers often block access to even the most basic necessities. As part of our collective liberation, access to knowledge and skills that builds infrastructure for communities is a necessity towards building new spaces and systems. This workshop will explore ways we are transforming and/or retelling our own stories and claiming our own practices and traditions to build a path towards our collective wellbeing.

Presenters: Tasha Amezcua, Audre Lorde Project; Pooja Gehi, National Lawyers Guild; Gabriel Foster, Trans Justice Funding Project and special guest Mia Mingus!

Location: Salon A4, Lower Level

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The Audre Lorde Project is accepting applications for their TransJustice Fellowship!

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The Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice Political Education and Campaign Fellowship is accepting applications!

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 1

Who We Are:

TransJustice is a political organizing group created and led by Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color in New York City. We work to educate organize and mobilize our communities and allies on the pressing political issues we face. We are a multi-racial, multi-gender, multi-class, and all ages group.

TransJustice is an organizing program of the Audre Lorde Project. The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

About the Fellowship:

— Are you interested in community organizing and developing leadership in yourself and others?
— Want to develop skills in facilitating workshops, building curricula, and political education?
— Interested in learning more about campaign and coalition work?

The TransJustice Fellowship is a pilot project to support and develop the leadership of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color. Fellows will receive supervision and work closely with the TransJustice Coordinator to meet the following goals:

— Build skills and capacity in Community Organizing work, including coalition work, political education, and facilitation
— Support the coordinator with logistics, planning, and implementation of programming
— Support with administrative work and documentation
Requirements;
— Can commit to ten months (November 2014 through September 2014), 10 hours per week
— Can be on site at the Manhattan offices of the Audre Lorde Project during fellowship hours
— Identifies as Trans and/or Gender Non-Conforming and a Person of Color
— Can demonstrate experience using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Gmail.
— Is invested in building community/movement and struggling across difference from a loving place
— Wants to grow in their skills and support others in growing their skills as an organizer and facilitator
— Willing to be supervised, and willing to give and receive feedback in open and communicative ways
— Works well in collaboration and teams

Responsibilities Include:

— Participating in coalition meetings with the program coordinator and core members, and creating new and exciting ways to share information from meetings back to the membership base
— Supporting with logistics and facilitation for TransJustice Community School, our 9 week Political Education and Leadership Development Program.
— Supporting with logistics, planning and facilitation of our 3 monthly meetings
— Data Entry and Administrative support
— Supporting members in outreach for meetings and events
— Preparation and planning for all TransJustice Related events (Trans Day of Remembrance, Trans Day of Action, TransJustice Community Schools, and Open Political Education Workshops)

How to Apply!

Please send a cover letter stating why you are interested in the fellowship and a resume to efukui@alp.org.

This is a paid fellowship. TransJustice Community School Graduates and Daring to Be Powerful Graduates are strongly encouraged to apply!

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center focusing on the New York City area.

147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-463-0342
Fax: 212-463-0344

www.alp.org

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TJFP Behind the Scenes: Meet Cori Hook

Like many grassroots efforts, volunteers and interns are an essential. It takes a lot of love and people power to make things happen. Allow us to introduce one of our behind the scenes magic makers, Cori Hook.

Cori lives in Brooklyn, NY and has been volunteering for TJFP for six months.  Before becoming a volunteer, she began her support for TJFP as a donor.  When asked why it was important to her to donate she responded,  “I think it is essential to donate whether or not I have time to volunteer, as the foundation of TJFP is people that believe in the organization giving whatever they are able whether it’s $5 or $5,000. Every donation builds on each other not just creating a pot of funds to give to amazing work across the country, but fostering a collective of people who are the backbone of TJFP”.  Cori became a volunteer because she believes in TJFP’s mission and wanted to be a part of “implementing in addition to donating”.

Cori TJFP

Cori Hook, TJFP Volunteer

Here are a few addiontal things Cori shared:

Why is trans justice work or funding trans justice work important to you?  

I think it is a basic need to work and fund people and orgs who are addressing overlapping forms of oppression while examining areas of privilege and the ways that everything impacts on different levels personally and societally- Trans Justice in essence captures this. Because one day, I would like a year to pass without learning about the tragic death of a community member whether through one on one violence, police violence, social neglect, lack of appropriate medical care, lack of housing or …

Since becoming a volunteer with TJFP is there anything  you have learned?

How many amazing organizations/individual people are doing incredible, creative work! The range of needs for trans folks around the country depending on where people live- the beautiful commitment people give to each other monetarily and emotionally through the connection of TJFP.

Do you have any hopes or wishes for TJFP for the next few years?

To raise more money to give away! To have a secure long term staffed position to ensure that happens!

If you see yourself as an ally to trans justice work, how do you see your role as an ally and/or do you have anything to say to other allies?

Get involved! In whatever way feels good to you! Whether behind the scenes, communicating with other allies personally or leading workshops, pointing out when things could be changed, understanding and embracing what overlapping oppressions mean, giving what you can, don’t expect trans people to teach you.


What do you enjoy doing when you’re not volunteering at TJFP?

Currently, I am training to do a 285 mile bike ride from Boston to NYC for Braking Aids (brakingaidsride.org), which has given me a chance to raise money for an amazing organization as well as push myself mentally and physically beyond anything I have done before. Housing Works is the org, who at a grassroots level focuses on the dual crisis of HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Please go here to find out more about Housing Works and here if you want to help me meet my goal and enable me to go on this ride. I also volunteer at the Audre Lorde Project, hang out with my gf and get out of town and in the woods whenever possible.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about you? 

Phew, I think that was plenty!

Thank you Cori for all of your hard work!  TJFP is extremely lucky to have your support.

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