Saturday, June 27, 2015. New York City – Yesterday, Friday, June 26, was the 11th Annual Trans Day of Action.
TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, created by and for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color, gathered Trans and Gender Non-Conforming organizations and allies to march and rally on the Christopher Street Pier/Pier 45 for the 11th Annual Trans Day of Action.
“Visibility is important, and we’ve won many victories in the past year, but we know we still have a lot of work to do to end oppression and violence against Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color,” said Elliott Fukui, TransJustice Program Coordinator at the Audre Lorde Project. “We need to continue organizing to find solutions to get our people safe housing, comprehensive healthcare, an end to police profiling, meaningful living wage employment, and safety in our streets from all forms of violence.”
Tanya Walker, a member of TransJustice and a Board Member of The Audre Lorde Project, Says “People should come out and support their comrades in our fight for liberation!”
“While we have seen many success and victories, such as the win of Trans inclusive Medicaid here in NYC, we have also faced continued violence, discrimination, and isolation. There have been ten reported suicides of Trans Youth in our community since this year began, and 8 murders of Trans Women, the majority of whom were People of Color, in the U.S. alone. The 2015 Trans Day of Action calls for our communities to come together (See Points of Unity also on our website) to break isolation, build new solutions, and address the issues facing Trans and gender non-conforming communities, including: criminalization and incarceration, healthcare access, economic justice, immigration justice, and affordable housing together,” said ALP.
TransJustice is an organizing program of the Audre Lorde Project (ALP), 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 difference, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
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Why Trans Day of Action Matters Invite- featuring Olympia and Lala.
“Trans Day of Action video invitation featuring members of the Audre Lorde Project Trans Justice and staff/interns at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.”_SRLP
Video published on Youtube by Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) on June 26, 2015.
11th Trans Day of Action 2015 New York.
Trans Day of Action 2015 at Pier 45 in Manhattan, New York. Friday, June 27, 2015.
Video published on Youtube by Yeni Sleidi on June 26, 2015.
#GirlsLikeUs – #TDOA 2015. part 1. 11th Trans Day of Action.
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