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Introducing 2016 TJFP Panelist, Stephanie Mott!

Stephanie Mott, 2016 TJFP Panelist

Stephanie Mott, 2016 TJFP Panelist

We’re so honored to have Stephanie Mott join the TJFP 2016 grant making panel!

Stephanie is the Executive Director and President of Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP) and the Founder/Director of the Transgender Faith Tour. She has been a columnist for Liberty Press and lgbtSr, and a volunteer blogger for Huffington Post. She has published more than 100 articles about being transgender. As the executive director of K-STEP, she has provided nearly 400 workshops and presentations related to gender identity in venues from college classes to mental health centers to jails and prisons. She is currently serving as the community liaison for transgender inmates with the Shawnee County (Kansas) Jail.

Stephanie is also currently serving as the state vice-chair of Equality Kansas. In addition, she is a board member of the Topeka Human Relations Commission, the Topeka Chief of Police Advisory Board, Topeka Pride, and Capital City Equality Center, as well as serving on the advisory board for the Beacon Youth Group. Her awards include the Pioneer Woman from the University of Kansas Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Kansas Stonewall Marsha P. Johnson Award for Exceptional Activism, and the Donna Love Award for Outstanding Social Work Student from Washburn University.

We can barely contain our excitement!

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Introducing 2016 TJFP Panelist, Asher Kolieboi!

TJFP 2016 Panelist

Asher Kolieboi, 2016 TJFP Panelist

TJFP is excited to introduce the first of our six grant making panelists, Asher Kolieboi!

Asher hails from Saint Louis, Missouri, by way of Monrovia, Liberia. A longtime LGBTQ and racial justice community organizer, Asher currently serves as the Assistant University Chaplain at Johns Hopkins University.  In addition to his work as a minister, Asher has worked with the National LGBT Task Force, Planned Parenthood, the Center For Progressive Leadership, and the Trans 100. Asher co-organized the 2010 Soulforce Equality Ride, a two-month bus tour of young adults ages 18-28 who traveled to Christian colleges and universities to discuss the intersections of LGBTQ identities and faith. Later that year, he co-founded Legalize Trans, a trans affirming t-shirt company and social media campaign. In 2011 Asher launched (un)heard: Transmasculine People of Color Speak! An ethnographic audio-visual installation about the experiences of transmasculine people of color that debuted at Princeton University that year.

We are so excited to be able to share space and learn from you Asher!

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TJFP at Creating Change in Chicago!

Any chance you’re at Creating Change in Chicago, Illinois?

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2015 TJFP Grantee TSTAR from Louisville, KY

If you are, TJFP will be speaking today, Thursday, January 21 at 3:15 PM to brainstorm and skill share how we have survived and how we can thrive within and outside the system at Power On: Building Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Economic Justice.

And later today find us at the Trans Justice Funding Project table to pick up our hot-off-the-press 2015 report!  It’s beautiful and packed with so much information that we just know you won’t want to miss out on! Come say hi! #cc16 #transjustice

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It’s Not Your Last Chance!

unnamedOk, ok… while today is your last chance to make a tax-deductible gift in 2015 , it isn’t your last chance to support TJFP!

Because many grassroots groups are not 501c3s and don’t have fiscal sponsors, we have a innovative model to support these groups simply and directly. We think this model is an exciting opportunity to support grassroots organizing and that means you can still make donations to support the 2016 cycle until May.

In 2015 TJFP recieved over 140 applications.  Our community grantmaking panel of trans and gender non conforming activist carefully read over each application, distributing $192,500 amongst 85 grantees.   Just think of what we could do with your help in the coming year!  No amount too small!

Wishing us all a new year full of love and liberation.  Love, TJFP

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The Audre Lorde Project is accepting applications for their TransJustice Fellowship!

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The Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice Political Education and Campaign Fellowship is accepting applications!

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 1

Who We Are:

TransJustice is a political organizing group created and led by Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color in New York City. We work to educate organize and mobilize our communities and allies on the pressing political issues we face. We are a multi-racial, multi-gender, multi-class, and all ages group.

TransJustice is an organizing program of the Audre Lorde Project. The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

About the Fellowship:

— Are you interested in community organizing and developing leadership in yourself and others?
— Want to develop skills in facilitating workshops, building curricula, and political education?
— Interested in learning more about campaign and coalition work?

The TransJustice Fellowship is a pilot project to support and develop the leadership of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color. Fellows will receive supervision and work closely with the TransJustice Coordinator to meet the following goals:

— Build skills and capacity in Community Organizing work, including coalition work, political education, and facilitation
— Support the coordinator with logistics, planning, and implementation of programming
— Support with administrative work and documentation
Requirements;
— Can commit to ten months (November 2014 through September 2014), 10 hours per week
— Can be on site at the Manhattan offices of the Audre Lorde Project during fellowship hours
— Identifies as Trans and/or Gender Non-Conforming and a Person of Color
— Can demonstrate experience using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Gmail.
— Is invested in building community/movement and struggling across difference from a loving place
— Wants to grow in their skills and support others in growing their skills as an organizer and facilitator
— Willing to be supervised, and willing to give and receive feedback in open and communicative ways
— Works well in collaboration and teams

Responsibilities Include:

— Participating in coalition meetings with the program coordinator and core members, and creating new and exciting ways to share information from meetings back to the membership base
— Supporting with logistics and facilitation for TransJustice Community School, our 9 week Political Education and Leadership Development Program.
— Supporting with logistics, planning and facilitation of our 3 monthly meetings
— Data Entry and Administrative support
— Supporting members in outreach for meetings and events
— Preparation and planning for all TransJustice Related events (Trans Day of Remembrance, Trans Day of Action, TransJustice Community Schools, and Open Political Education Workshops)

How to Apply!

Please send a cover letter stating why you are interested in the fellowship and a resume to efukui@alp.org.

This is a paid fellowship. TransJustice Community School Graduates and Daring to Be Powerful Graduates are strongly encouraged to apply!

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center focusing on the New York City area.

147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-463-0342
Fax: 212-463-0344

www.alp.org

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