Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Queer People of Color

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund aims to establish a sustainable tribute to Rashawn that promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent.

Through this blog, we provide action alerts, event postings and breaking news as a means of informing these communities in ways that enable them to combat racism and homophobia.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Upcoming Events

Press Conference for TransJustice


Come out on June 20th and support the Trans Day of Action by flooding the front steps of City Hall.

TransJustice is holding a press conference in the front steps of City Hall to galvanize support from the Mayor and other city officials in grant the 2nd Annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice much needed permits for the rally and march. TransJustice, a project of the Audre Lorde Project, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and Trans People of Color Center for Community Organizing, is leading and organizing the 2nd Annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice.

TransJustice proposed this route because of its relevance to the transgender community. Eighth Avenue has been home to the transgender community and is the location of several community service agencies as well as many HIV organizations and nightclubs. Currently, the Trans Day of Action counts with the support of over 100 national and international endorsers. TransJustice continues to mobilize and build contingents that are estimated to surpass 2,000 participants this year.

TransJustice calls on all social justice activists from the communities of color, LGBTST movements, immigrant rights, youth and student groups, trade unions and workers organizations, religious communities and HIV/ AIDS and social service agencies to endorse, build contingents and to help fight for the right to march on 8th Avenue on June 23rd.

We need volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved please contact us at info4tdoa@alp.org. We need all of your help to make this happen! Endorsements can be sent to endorsetdoa@alp.org or by calling (718) 596-0342 ext 18. For The TDOA endorsement list, points of unity or rally schedule: email info4tdoa@alp.org or call (718) 596-0342 ext 18

Trans Day of Action

The 2nd Annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice - NYC
Friday, June 23rd 2006

Initiated by TRANSJUSTICE, a project of the Audre Lorde Project
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Trans People of Color Community Organizing Center
85 South Oxford Street * Brooklyn, NY 11217-1607
Tel: 718-596-0342 ext 18 * Fax: 718-596-1328*

Join Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People and our allies on June 23rd 2006 to rally and march, in solidarity against police brutality; to oppose the racist and xenophobic immigration policies of the Bush Administration; to show our outrage at the lack of access to living wage employment, adequate affordable housing, quality education & basic healthcare for our communities; and to demand an end to the devastating impacts of US imperialism (so-called “war on terrorism”) being waged against people at home and abroad.

• 2:30pm Gather at Chelsea Park
(West 27ththSt. Bet 9th & 10th Aves)

• 4pm Protest at the Human Rights Administration
330 34th Street (bet 8th & 9th)

• 5pm Rally to Stop the Murders of Trans People Port
Authority Bus Terminal 42 and 8th Ave

• 6pm Rally at Bryant Park 6th & 42nd Street

To Endorse the Trans Day of Action: call 718 596-0342 ext 18 or email:
endorse@alp.org For more info email info4tdoa@alp.org

Endorsers in Formation as of 06/05/06
*for identification purposes only

Bob McCubbin, Author, Member, California Teachers Association, San Diego, CA
Ignacio Gilberto Rivera, Founder of Poly Patao Productions, Performance
Artist, NYC
Leslie Feinberg, Author, Trans Activist
Mary Lou Finley, Peace and Freedom Party*, CA
Michael Palm, Chairperson, GSOC/UAW Local 2110
Mike Shaw, WWP, Providence, RI
Minnie Bruce Pratt, Author, Jersey City, NJ
Natasha Jimenez, Red LAC TRANS, Costa Rica
Rosemary and Milton Neidenberg, Workers World*
Rosie Schneider, NM
Susan E. Davis, Book Division Co-Chair, National Writers Union, UAW Local
Yaquelin Batista, Red LAC Trans, El Salvador

Action Center For Justice, Charlotte, NC
Argentina, Asociacion Travestis, Transexualses, Transgeneros Argentinas
CAAAV-Organizing Asian Communities
Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
Critical Resistance
Dyke TV
El Sindicato Nacional Trans Amand Jofré, Chile
Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST)
Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research (FIAR)
Freedom Trainers
Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
GenderCrash.com, Boston, MA
GLOBE A group to support and empower the LGBTQ community of Bushwick, NY
Housing Works, Inc
International Action Center
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)
Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Washington DC
National Lesbian and Gay Task Force
New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
North Star Fund
Organizacion por la Dignidad de la Diversidad de Hombres-Trans, Chile
Puerto Rico Para Todos (Puerto Rico For Everyone)
Queer Immigrant Rights Project (QUIR)
Queers for Economic Justice
Queers for Peace and Justice
Q-Wave: Asian Pacific Islanders lesbians, bisexual and queer women and trans
Santamaria Fundación GLTB, Cali, Colombia
Stonewall Warriors/International Action Center, Boston, MA
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS)
The Forest Hills Community House, Queens, NY
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Trans Action Canada
Transgender Law and Policy Institute
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc
WMass Mobilization Against Poverty, Racism & War, Springfield, MA
Workers World Party


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