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TJFP’s From the Ground to the Sky tour: Arizona

We’re halfway through the TJFP listening tour, as our trail was directed further west into the lovely dry heat of Phoenix, Arizona.

In Arizona we were welcomed into the home office of TJFP grantee’s, the Arcoíris Liberation Team and the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project who are collaboratively fighting to address social and systemic barriers affecting LGBTQ immigrant communities.

As our time in the Arizona came to a close, we had the great pleasure of experiencing the sunset with Trudie Jackson,  former TJFP community grant making panelist, as she discussed policy issues that affect American Indian LGBTQ Two Spirited communities in Phoenix. Trudie also filled us in on a little bit of Phoenix history and shared with us all the wonderful things that has kept her in Phoenix for the past 33 years.

We are so grateful to have spent such a lovely time in Arizona with brilliant community activists working towards trans justice. Our brief time in the “Valley of the Sun” couldn’t have been better!

Last and final stop on this leg of our tour… Utah! Stay with us!

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TJFP’s From the Ground to the Sky tour: New Mexico

After nearly nine hours on the road–heading towards New Mexico from Oklahoma, TJFP arrived to a very warm welcome in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

While in Albuquerque we had the pleasure of sitting down with former grantees, the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. We enjoyed a sweet community dinner with local activists, TJFP friends and family. And of course we had to make a stop at the Albuquerque staple, Frontier Restaurant.

After saying our goodbyes, we set our GPS for Gallup, New Mexico to meet with local Navajo advocate and activist, Renae Grey.  We sat outside in sunny downtown Gallup and listened as Renae spoke of her experience working as an advocate for other Native transgender people and what it’s like to organize in a small town.

Thank you New Mexico for all of your hospitality, community support and energy you dedicate towards Trans Justice.

Stay tuned as we our share highlights from our next stop, Phoenix, Arizona!

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