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Human & Here: A Youth Led Community Event To Fight Violence Against ...

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Date:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Erica Elena
Email:
Phone:
(925) 391-0592
Address:
SWFEST, PO Box 210256, SF, CA 94121
Location Details:
Center for Sex & Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco 94103

Human & Here: A Youth Led Community Event To Fight Violence Against Sex Workers and Trans Women of Color

SWAG presents this community event against violence against sex workers and trans women of color and against police brutality is sponsored by Red Light Legal, SWAG and LYRIC in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival (May 15-24th in the Bay Area)

Join us as we mobilize resistance and address the ongoing and violence and the lack of response to conditions surrounding violence against sex workers and transgender women of color, from police brutality to evictions to profiling to physical attacks, murder and more. We come together to address the physical and structural violence we face every day, and to remember and honor our community members, and to create further action.

Recently, over the course of several weeks, community members including 4 transgender women of color one gender nonconforming person were murdered. Just last month alone, we've seen three black transgender women and one gender nonconforming person brutally murdered: Ty Underwood, Lamia Beard, Goddess Edwards and Jazmin VashPayne. Among those murdered was a San Francisco woman, Taja De Jesus.

“This country needs to recognize that there is crisis of violence against transgender women of color, and that in order to create change, we must support the voices and solutions brought by local advocates who for years have endured the brunt of this violence and led the fight for justice...” -- Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center

We also come together to honor our many courageous community members, including Monica Jones, her successful challenge to a discriminatory arrest for prostitution and her international advocacy for sex work rights at the United Nations. We support our resources and resistance at this community organizing event.

Presenters include: Isa Noyola (Transgender Law Center), Kristina Dolgin (Red Light Legal), Declan Cante, Joshua Mootry (SWAG) and more.


Added to the calendar on Sat, May 2, 2015 10:38AM
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