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Today! Another Country! A fundraiser for TJFP

Right now in Brooklyn, a very sweet event is happening featuring amazing queer country artists!  Music, delicious food and after the artists get paid, remaining proceeds will be donated to TJFP.  Please come stop by if you can!

Today! Another Country!

2-11pm at Littlefield

This is the anti-July-4th, all-day, all-out extravaganza you’ve been waiting for! 13 amazing queer, trans, and/or poc bands. A giant bake sale to benefit the Trans Justice Funding Project. DJ Nath Ann Carrera. Host Heather María Ács. Tacos from the Kimchi Taco Truck. What is country music? Who is it for? Come envision another country with us on Sunday, July 2nd!

Bake sale sweets donated by 4 & 20 Blackbirds, Baked, Betty Bakery, and Colson Patisserie!

Tickets are $10-$20 sliding scale* for the day-long festival. Please pay what you can to support our musicians! No one ever turned away for lack of cash!  Any profits from the day, after all the musicians get paid, will also be donated to TJFP.

***Littlefield has an accessible front entrance and all-gender, single stall, accessible bathrooms***

Schedule:
(Here’s what time you should plan to be there if you want to make sure to catch these performers)

2:00
Nath Ann Carrera
Lindsey Wilson & Michael Buckley
DK & the Joy Machine

4:00
Audrey Zee Whitesides
AJ Lewis & Friends
Yva Las Vegass

6:00
The Paisley Fields
Elias Krell
Viva

Starting at 7:00, DJ Nath Ann Carrera will keep us dancing between sets!

8:00
Ganessa James
Karen & the Sorrows
Cactus Rose

10:00
My Gay Banjo

More about the performers:

Our host for the evening portion of the show, Heather María Ács
www.heatheracs.com

My Gay Banjo
www.mygaybanjo.com

Cactus Rose
www.kandiacrazyhorse.com

Karen & the Sorrows
www.karenandthesorrows.com

Ganessa James
www.ganessajames.com

Viva
www.vivadeconcini.com

Elias Krell with special guest Jim Altieri
www.eliaskrell.com

The Paisley Fields
www.thepaisleyfields.com

Johnell Lawrence
www.thedapperviolist.com

DK & the Joy Machine
www.dkandthejoymachine.com

Lindsey Wilson & Michael Buckley
soundcloud.com/linzsounds

Photographs by the incomparable Syd London

Trans Justice Funding Project
www.transjusticefundingproject.org
TJFP is a community-led funding initiative that supports grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. TJFP centers the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
—James Baldwin, Another Country

 

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Thank you Seattle for all the love!

IMG_4605_Ishisaka-L-1Wow Seattle friends and family, you really showed up big time to support last week’s TJFP Happy Hour fundraiser!  It was a perfect Saturday evening in the Herb Garden of Cafe Flora to celebrate local trans justice work and raise some money.

Over 40 people gathered to eat, drink, be in community and help TJFP raise over $1,600.  The garden was completely filled with great people and a lot of love.

We can’t even begin to tell you how honored we were to host our very first TJFP event in Seattle with each and everyone of you.

A very special thank you to our grantee’s First Rain and Gender Justice League for joining us to share your amazing work, to former TJFP panelists and fabulous guest speakers of the evening, Andrea Jenkins and Bamby Salcedo, our Happy Hour super star volunteers, James, Andrea, Joyful, Becky, Kristen, Melanie and Kyle.  And HUGE shout out to TJFP Happy Hour co-host (and original panelist) Kiyomi Fujikawa!

This event wouldn’t have been the same without the incredibly generous donations from Cafe Flora (Thank you Nat and Alison) and stunning photography from, Naomi Ishisaka.  If you are local, please consider supporting Cafe Flora, and Naomi.  They are wonderful!

And finally, TJFP wouldn’t be able to exist without your donations and words of encouragement.  Our deepest gratatitude to our Seattle donors and that have been with us over the last three years and new donors we met last Saturday.  We are absolutely creating a new way of funding vital work across the country!

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View pictures from TJFP Happy Hour Seattle here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TJFP Happy Hour in Seattle!

Any chance you live in Seattle, nearby or will be around for the 2015 Gender Odyssey ConferenceScreen Shot 2015-08-16 at 5.51.00 PM

TJFP will be tabling all week at Gender Odyssey Conference and hosting our first ever celebration/fundraiser!

Since 2012 TJFP has been honored to take direction from local trans justice leadership and fund organizing in Washington State. So of course we’re thrilled to host our very first happy hour with you!
Purchase your ticket today to celebrate trans justice in Seattle and help TJFP continue to fund this critical work both locally and nationally. One ticket gets you a free drink and delicious hor d’oeuvrs in the Herb Garden at Cafe Flora.

So mark your calendars for Saturday, August 22nd, 6-7pm at Cafe Flora (2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112) and your ticket today, space is limited!

For more information and to purchase a sliding scale ticket ($5-25), click here.  No one will be denied entrace if unable to purchase a ticket.

And feel free to also RSVP on Facebook.

We can’t wait to see you!

***ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY***
Cafe Flora is wheelchair accessible.
In order to make this event accessible to our community members with allergies, chemical sensitivities, or environmental illnesses, please help us create a scent-free space by refraining from wearing scented products including perfumes, scented laundry detergents, shampoos and more. For more information on being fragrance free, please read http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html.
if you have other questions about accessibility, please contact Kiyomi, kiyomi.ann.fujikawa@gmail.com.
Thank you!

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The TJFP April Fundraising Campaign is LIVE!

Help TJFP Raise $15,000 by April 23rd!

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From the Ground to the Sky: TJFP’s April Fundraising Campaign

As the Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) enters its third grant cycle, we’re more determined then ever to continue supporting trans-led, grassroots, trans justice groups and organizations.

In February, we received a remarkable 144 applications. That’s 37% more applications than the previous year! Once again, the requests poured in from all across the country, representing a range of strategies and struggles, and a commitment to fighting against the violence, isolation, and oppression trans communities are experiencing.

In March, TJFP finalized this year’s team of trans and gender non-conforming activists who will serve as our Community Funding Panel. At this very moment, they are hard at work reviewing each and every application. Check out our 2015 panelists here!

Now that April is here, it’s time for us to ask for your help. We work on fundraising all year long, and, of course, you can always donate to TJFP any time. But we’re setting an ambitious goal to raise $15,000 before the Community Funding Panel meets on April 23rd to determine this year’s grantees. We can’t do it without you!

Over the last two years, we have been blown away by the infinite support of our donors and cheer squad. Your generosity is helping this grassroots trans justice movement grow and thrive.

If you haven’t given yet this year, will you join us again–or maybe even for the first time?–to fund the vital work and big dreams of trans-led, grassroots groups across the country? From $1 to $50,000, there’s no donation too big or too small.

Please help us get the word out about this campaign by sharing it far and wide!

Love,
TFJP

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