Taking action for trans* justice

Taking action for trans* justice

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In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility and Trans Week of Visibility and Action, we are reflecting on the innumerable contributions made by trans* leaders who have defined and redefined anti-violence movements in this country and around the world. Here are some of the things we love:

Podcast from TransLash: The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality

A 4-episode series that uncovers the political apparatus driving the anti-trans backlash across the country. (in English)

Calls to action from Raquel Willis: Follow @trans_week on Instagram to take clear actions to protect trans kids. (in English)

Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative: Led by Toni-Michelle Williams, SNaP Co. is building Black trans futures. They are releasing a report and call-to-action on Thursday, “Deeper Than Visibility.” (in English)

Powerful investigative journalism and narrative building: Reportar Sin Miedo reports on many issues related to gender-based violence, including a recent report on the injustice and oppression faced by trans women in Honduras and a profile on Cohort 5 member Aneiry Zapata. (in Spanish)

Zine on unpacking transness and pleasure: Unfuckable!: Unpacking Transness and Pleasure by Darielle Fernandez. (Preview Here) Darielle Fernandez is a Black Trans-Femme artist from Washington Heights. She’s a sexuality educator and college senior studying African American Studies and Education. Darielle is selling her zine on a sliding scale for individuals ($20&up) & larger groups ($80&up). You can reach out to them at df2714@columbia.edu or @darielle333 on instagram for more information, payment info, or learn more about their art! (zine in english & Darielle is bilingual)

A documentary about Miss Major: Major! is an inspiring documentary about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Link to her retirement fund. (in English)

Portraits of 8 Movement Makers

Movement Maker Profiles of trans* leaders (in English and Spanish): 

Aneiry Zapata of Black LGBTQIA Migrant Project

Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd of TAKE Resource Center

Evonné Kaho of Forever Caring Evonné

Imara Jones of TransLash

Jennicet Gutiérrez of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Juniperangelica Gia Loving of GSA Network

Logan Meza of SOUL Sisters

Nicole Santamaria of El/La Para Translatinas

Priscilla Hung
Priscilla Hung
Move to End Violence

Priscilla Hung (She, Her, Hers) is the Co-Director of Move to End Violence. She has spent the past 20 years dedicated to social justice movement-building, organizational development, and nonprofit management. Learn More

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