Running simultaneously with Incite’s Color of Violence 4 (COV4) conference, the National Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Anti-Violence gathering brought together nearly 100 participants from 22 states. Coordinated by the Transgender Law Center, we met for two days in Chicago to do collective healing work, address violence in our communities, share resources, and strategize, strategize, strategize!
Amongst the many, many things shared by all of the groups, TJFP heard it loud and clear, “Our work must be funded“!
TJFP was overjoyed to listen and share space with past and current TJFP panelists, grantees, applicants and friends.
This convening was another reminder of how beautiful and powerful trans and gender non conforming communities truly are.
(left to right) Trudie Jackson, Andrea Jenkins, Cecilia Chung, Ruby Corado
(left to right) Danni Nika Askini and Kiyomi Fujikawa
(left to right) Reina Gossett, Gabriel Foster, Kris Hayashi
November 14th-20th is Trans Awareness Week, leading up to Trans Day of Remembrance on the 20th. This is time to raise visibility for trans and gender non conforming people, speak the names of our dead, fight for the living and address issues that affect our communities and loved ones.
Here are a few articles and videos that TJFP is reading and watching as we relfect on what this week is about. Please don’t forget how innovative, resilient, courageous and breathtaking we are.
All of our lives matter. Trans lives matter.
**WARNING: Some of the content in the following articles and videos may address violence, anti-trans violence, sexual assault, mis-pronouning and language that may not be suitable for all audiences**
Remembering Us When We’re Gone, Ignoring Us While We’re Here: Trans Women Deserve More by Morgan Collado
Trans Remembrance and Resistance by Chase Strangio
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Critique is Resistance; Resistance is Revolution by L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith
Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Day to Honor the Dead and the Living by Shelby Chestnut
Mother, Transgender Daughter Seek Acceptance In Small-Town Wisconsin by By Galen Druke
The Trans Justice Funding Project is so excited to be published!
Download the pdf to read our article, Funding a Movement in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal’s November-December 2014 edition. Visit the GIFT website to view more articles or to subscribe to the journal.
Also, we’re so excited to be in the same edition with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project on the cover!
A special thank you to everyone mentioned in our article and to everyone who helped make this possible.