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.
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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.
Shirt: “My existance is resistance” Image via Not1More
Trans Activists Blockade Road Outside Immigration Detention Center
Yesterday in Santa Ana, California Trans rights, immigrant rights & LGBTQ leaders took over the intersection of Flower and Civic Center, near the detention center in Santa Ana that holds transgender detainees.
“For too long our communities have been experiencing oppression through its immigration system. With each presidential administration advocates rally and push for reform measures and some lose sight of the broader vision for liberation. We are here today to uplift these broader demands of liberation; an end to detention centers and the criminalization of our transgender, gender non-conforming and queer communities. Trans women today are at the front-lines and showing up for our communities because our lives are on the line.” -Isa Noyola, Program Manager at the Transgender Law Center
TJPF is feeling a tremendous amount of love and respect for our friends, colleagues and community members out there literally putting their very lives and bodies at risk to say enough is enough!
View the full article here.
Isa Noyola getting arrested. Image via Not1More