TJFP is so lucky to get to work with this amazing organizer and force of light! Úmi’s passion and excitement as she reads through this years applications, learning more about the breadth of trans justice work is EVERYTHING. Please welcome to the TJFP grant making team, Úmi Vera!
Úmi is a child of Tepehuan O’dami indigenous immigrant parents. She was born and raised half of her life in southeast L.A and currently resides in
the Pacific Northwest. With 15 years of organizing experience predominantly in policy advocacy in the intersections of migrant and trans/queer grassroots organizing, she joined Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement as the Campaign Director.
She has executive leadership experience and was most recently the End Profiling Legislative Campaign Director at Unite Oregon, a refugee and immigrant rights organization. There she co-created Resilient Connections, a support group and leadership program for trans/queer refugees and migrant new arrivals. Úmi is very passionate about her fellowship role at TJFP and she hopes to continue building with TJFP’s incredible network of trans lead movement building.
Thank you Úmi for joining the team!
August 4th – 8:00pm Eastern
4 de Agosto – 8:00pm Tiempo Este
Patrocinado por: Familia TQLM, GetEqual, Sureños en Nueva Tierra, the Transgender Law Center y la campaña for Ni 1 Deportación mas.
Te invitamos a una llamada de conferencia nacional, especificamente para mujeres inmigrantes transgénero para escuchar y compartir informes y estrategias para acabar con la detención y las deportaciones de nuestra comunidad. Vamos a escuchar mas sobre las directrices publicadas recientemente por el Departamento de Seguridad Domestica (DHS) sobre detenidos transgéneros. También se va hablar sobre que deben de ser los próximos pasos al nivel local y nacional en la campaña. Habrá interpretación al ingles y español.
Regístrate a: http://bit.ly/transimm
Sponsored by: Familia TQLM, GetEqual, Southerners on New Ground, the Transgender Law Center and the Not1More Deportation Campaign.
You’re invited to a national conference call, specfically for transgender immigrant women to update and strategize with each other on the latest developments for an end detention and not one more deportation of our community. We will be hearing more about the guidelines DHS released on transgender detainees as well as local and national organizing next steps. This call will be held in English and Spanish, interpretation will be available.
Register at: http://bit.ly/transimm
Jennicet Gutiérrez challenges Obama calling for an end to deportations.
At yesterday’s White House Pride Reception, activist Jennicet Gutiérrez spoke up and spoke loudly, interrupting President Obama’s speech to call attention the discrimination and violence trans immigrants are experiencing. Gutiérrez is an undocumented trans Latina leader with FAMILIA TQLM in the campaign for #Not1More lgbtq deportation. Unwilling to be shushed or silenced, Jennicet Gutiérrez was escorted out of the press conference.
This morning the Washingtonblade.com released an article written by Ms. Gutiérrez.
She writes, “It is heartbreaking to see how raising these issues were received by the president and by those in attendance. In the tradition of how Pride started, I interrupted his speech because it is time for our issues and struggles to be heard. I stood for what is right. Instead of silencing our voices, President Obama can also stand and do the right thing for our immigrant LGBTQ community”.
View the full article here.
Click here for press conference footage and the Democracy Now interview with Gutiérrez.