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Show up and Show out! Drunktown’s Finest comes to Atlanta!

Hey Atlanta!
Here’s a great opportunity to  support a film written and directed by a Navajo trans woman AND TJFP’s upcoming 9-29-15_DrunkTownsFinest (4)award that will make grants to Native American/Two Spirit groups and organizations in the US working for trans justice.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 26th and bring yourself, a friend, or a group to support the debut of Drunktown’s Finest!

We’re hoping to pack that HOUSE!

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

More about the film:

Writer and director Sydney Freeland was born and raised on a Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico—dubbed “Drunktown.” The disconnect between her experiences and the media’s portrayal of reservation life compelled her to create last year’s Sundance success, Drunktown’s Finest. The narrative feature offers not one, but three harrowing interwoven tales of loss and triumph at or around a reservation in Drunktown. Felixia, a trans woman, pursues a spot in the “women of the tribe” calendar. Sick Boy confronts violence and drug abuse. Nizhoni seeks out her past, well after being adopted by a white family. At its core, the film represents the ongoing search for identity and Freeland’s desire to more honestly portray reservation life.  View the full article

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Drunktown’s Finest supports TJFP. First stop, Asheville, NC!

9-29-15_DrunkTownsFinest (2)The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by director Sydney Freeland to receive a portion of the proceeds from the film Drunktown’s Finest.

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming grant specifically for Two Spirit/Native American grassroots groups and organizations working on trans justice.

If you’re in Asheville, North Carolina or nearby, mark you calendar’s for October 15th.  Please come out and show your support.  This film is not to be missed!  Additional film screening information and viewing locations on the way.

Go here to read the VICE interview with Sydney Freeland about Drunktown’s Finest.

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What do we want… TRANS JUSTICE!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT…#transjusticegiving NOW!

Here’s your chance to help resource trans-led, grassroots groups and organizations fighting for trans justice.

There’s no donation too small to show your love and support today.

Join TJFP’s April Fundraising Campaign if you can!


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The TJFP April Fundraising Campaign is LIVE!

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


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!


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