[photo description: image of Askari González and Lexi Adsit. two trans latinas looking off to their right with big smiles on their face, wind blowing through their hair. The background is a café with a glare on the front glass showing other buildings.]
Note: We are working on French and Spanish translations of this document, and seeking volunteers to translate into other languages. Please contact us at: email@example.com.
International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering
@ Allied Media Conference 2014, June 19th, 2014
Call for Participation/Submissions
We know that trans women of color are magical, powerful, skilled and wise, yet there is still no international network joining us together to address the struggles we face. This network gathering seeks to change that. We are looking for people and organizations willing to…
- lead workshops and skillshares
- give short talks
- facilitate discussions
- lead visionary exercises
…to work towards building an international network of trans women of color! This will include discussions online and in your home town in the months leading up to the gathering where people can work towards a shared vision and goals statement for the network for participants to agree on.
We encourage submissions that are media-focused such as:
- Blogging Against Borders
- Social Media to Connect Us
- Theatre of the Oppressed
- Fashion Politics and Wearable Electronics
- Community Building through Performance
…although we welcome submissions of any topic relating to Trans Women of Color!
The formats and content is being left purposefully open, since we want the content to be driven by the people who can attend. More than anything… this network gathering is about creating space for us to build bridges and make connections. The organizers do not want it to be just about what we are interested in. However, we do think that having a day to centre the people who need it the most is a great way to start. This means, we want proposals about ways of using media and technology in campaigns about sex work, violence, incarceration / prison abolition, health services, employment, immigration, rural experiences, disability, decolonization and more. The organizers of this network gathering are committed to creating accessible space by fundraising for travel costs, ASL interpretation and language translations as people indicate they are needed. This network gathering will have a safety team and safety plan to demonstrate, in a visionary way, the world we want to see. The emotional and physical safety of participants will be a central concern in our organizing.
Ways to submit: Apply through this Google form by Sunday, April 13th.
Please indicate if you need support for travel funding or if you work with an organization that can fund your travel. We will be fundraising and will be able to provide some travel support, but we are not sure how much yet. We are also looking for people interested in joining the coordinator team and helping to raise funds.
[image description: picture of Jewlyes Gutierrez, second from the left, posing with her family, all smiling at the camera.]
Trans teen of color facing criminal charges after defending herself against violence!
Body Positivity for the win.
9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.
Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.
I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.
If someone is complaining about this, they need to stop because it is perfect!