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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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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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