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
— 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
— 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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