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Community Safety Tips for Pride, Community Centers, Parties and Events

trans-march-copy-620x620“The massacre in Orlando was a dramatic punctuation of what is now a clear backlash to progressive advances.. From increased and persistent violence against LGBTQ people, especially Trans and Gender Non Conforming people of color; religious liberty campaigns, the anti trans bills and the vitriol stirred up during this Presidential election – it is critical we take action as a community to take care, defend and protect ourselves..

We cannot allow this backlash that seeks to send us into the shadows.”

Dear TJFP friends and family,

In the midst of the onslaught of overwhelming violence against people of color, it’s important to be aware of resources and tools that we have to increase safety within our communities. Here are some great safety tips (in English and Spanish) to make note of. Please read and share, Community Safety Tips for Pride, Community Centers, Parties and Events written by Tasha Amezcua (The Audre Lorde Project), Ejeris Dixon (Vision Change Win Consulting),  Marisa Franco (Mijente), Elliot Fukui (Transgender Law Center).

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Saftey in the Wake of Orlando-Community, Not Police

trans-march-copy-620x620“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.

 

 

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