“Transgender, gender nonconforming, and LGB Latinx communities and communities of color have always protected each other — and the stories from Orlando will tell you the same. In this moment of increased policing and militarization of our community spaces, we continue to build community and develop ways to extend our conversations about the many real threats we face in our homes and community spaces.”
Dear TJFP family and community,
For those of us who are struggling with holding the complexities of grief, pain, and fear with a desire to stay close during such devestatingly violent times, here is a wonderfully smart article (in English and Spanish) offering thoughts and resources for community safety. Please read and share, Safety in the wake of Orlando — community, not police written by Collette Carter in coordination with the ACLU, The Audre Lorde Project, The New York City Anti-Violence Project, Mijente, Southerners On New Ground, National Lawyers Guild, Vision Change Win, BYP100, and Transgender Law Center.
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
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