The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), based in San Francisco, has been spearheading the efforts to mobilize resources to support a national delegation of 16 black trans, gender non-conforming and intersex leaders to be able to attend this historical national convening and hold a one day work meeting previous to the convening.

As a part of and separately mirroring the explosion of people’s movement in response to police brutality a trans liberation movement has blossomed within the intensity of violence. As an anchor organization with a long-term (12 years) perspective and matched with an analysis of legacies from the past, TGI Justice Project sees the state of trans leadership and trans inclusion in liberation movement building spaces at a herstorical and evolutionary point. The resurgence of the Black liberation movement is also at a heightened and unique point.

The uprisings across the U.S. over the past year have had trans people in the front and center, over and over. In order to continue and magnify the rise in resistance to systemic oppression, it is imperative to create spaces for life-sustaining, creativity-blooming, and growth-inducing relationships to bond and ferment.

In order to maintain and expand the integration and centering of trans leadership and a trans-feminist politic within the Black liberation movement, it would be timely and strategic to enable and support key stakeholder organizers in participating in the Cleveland convening.

Transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people need specific outreach and accommodation to maximize this political moment.

The Cleveland Convening carries a momentary and timely impact that will have reverberations for the coming years of movement building, campaign planning and hopefully many, many victories for the people. The question is for which people? We are currently situated to maintain and expand a liberation-oriented wide breadth as an answer. We have the opportunity to really be in solidarity with the development of Black Trans Liberation movement, projects, and culture.

For questions or more information you can contact danielle t. marilyn west, Development Director at TGIJP cell: (937) 475.5821

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Justice Now
1322 Webster Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612

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