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Cruel & Unusual: A Film Screening & Benefit for TIP!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Heads Up Collective
Location Details:
El Rio, 3158 Mission St. at Cesar Chavez, SF

July 25, 2006:
The Heads Up Collective Presents:

Televising the Revolution; a Radical Film Series at El Rio, 3158 Mission St. @ Cesar Chavez, San Francisco,

Tuesday, July 25th at 8pm

Showing the film: CRUEL & UNUSUAL
Most states separate prisoners by genitalia alone, so pre-op transgender women are placed in men‚s correctional facilities, where they find themselves vulnerable and preyed upon. This frank, often upsetting documentary portrays the challenges faced by these women. Disturbing evidence suggests that thirty percent of all transgender people have been imprisoned ˆ three times the national average. Eye opening and caustic in its depiction of the blatant discrimination transgender people endure, this documentary will leave you with much to think about.

A benefit for:
Trans/Gender Variant in Prison Committee
TIP's mission is to end the discrimination, medical neglect, abuse and violence experienced by transgender and gender variant people, and people with intersex conditions (TGI) in CA prisons. We are an abolitionist organization, in that while we fight for the immediate needs of TGI people in prison, we do not advocate for reforms that further expand the prison industrial complex. We work to improve conditions for TGI people in prison and to promote public awareness of the experiences of TGI people in prison, all while prioritizing and building the leadership of current and former prisoners. Our work deliberately combines race, class, and ability along with gender and intersex status, because low-income communities of color are disproportionately harmed by the prison industrial complex. Thus, TIP embraces the wide diversity of gender apparent in communities of color, such as butches, studs, gressors, A.G.s, queens, divas, gay boys, and others. (510) 677-5500

With speakers from TIP!

This event is part of an ongoing monthly series showcasing radical films and supporting local organizing. Films are shown on the patio at El Rio every 4th Tuesday. The event is free but donations are accepted. Space is wheelchair accessible, but bathrooms are not; 21 and over RAIN or SHINE

And . . . .SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, August 29th (5th Tuesday) a benefit for the Deporten a la Migra Coalition (Deport the INS/ICE)

For more information, suggestions or to help out, please contact us at radfilms [at]
See you there!

The Heads Up Collective is a white anti-racist, anti-imperialist project. We are rooted in the global justice and anti-war movements.

We work from the foundation that all people have the right to housing, food, health care, meaningful work, and healthy communities. In short, we believe in the need for revolutionary change and the liberation of all people from the systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, heterosexism, the gender binary system, and imperialism.
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