LGBTQ* Conferences You May Have Missed:
International Trans Women of Colour Gathering at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, MI
The gathering is all set to take place on June 19th, 2014. It’s being coordinated by Lexi Adsit, b. binaohan, micha cardenas, Askari Gonzalez, and Sam Andazola.
From the organizers (via “about” on their awesome Tumblr page):
"This network gathering will seek to connect diverse and dispersed trans women of colour so that we can begin to build the bridges, networks, and resources necessary to transform our communities using media and technology. Our network gathering will focus on sharing wisdom and skills between the Trans Women of Colour already living/working/existing on the front lines through a combination of workshops, skill shares, and networking activities. We hope that all of the people involved will walk away with not only the knowledge and connections needed to make change in their own communities, but with an international network of Trans Women of Colour that will aid us all in creating real and lasting change.
Trans Women of Colour exist at an intersection of oppression that has resulted in our high levels of poverty, unemployment, incarceration, death (Black and/or Latina trans women make the majority of names on the global Trans Day of Remembrance list), among other serious problems too numerous to name.
While we have intentionally chosen to use ‘Trans Women of Colour’ this Network Gathering is inclusive of non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, provided that they/we understand that this gathering will focus on and centre the most vulnerable in our community — Black, Indigenous, and/or Latina trans women, binary or not, sex workers, incarcerated people, disabled people, immigrants.”
If you’d like to attend, check out more info HERE.
If you’d like to show some support, check out more info HERE.
<3 Ruth Elizabeth