Say Her Name/Black Trans Lives Matter Network Gathering

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Strengthening national movements around policing

Over the past year Black women and allies have generated unprecedented attention to police violence against Black women, girls, and trans and gender nonconforming people. The Say Her Name/Black Trans Lives Matter Network Gathering will bring together Black women, trans and gender nonconforming survivors and organizers who are using media to highlight the lives and experiences of Black women, trans and gender nonconforming people killed and brutalized by police. We will push the boundaries of the national conversation around policing and criminalization to include gender-specific forms of racial profiling and police violence. Through community building, skill sharing and network building, we hope to connect and strengthen the growing movement to center the lives of Black women, girls, and trans and gender nonconforming people in national movements around policing, criminalization and safety.

The coordinator of this network gathering is Andrea Ritchie.

Your support is very much needed and appreciated. Providing funds to cover attendees' travel expenses is a crucial step towards making this gathering a reality. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help make it possible for people to afford to attend. Your generous donation will help us do this urgent and transformative work. Donate to our crowdfunding campaign or purchase one of our products on the AMP store. All proceeds will go to the network gathering.

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Say Her Name/Black Trans Lives Matter Network Gathering Call for Participation

Are you a Black woman, trans or gender nonconforming person directly impacted by profiling or police violence? Have you organized a #SayHerName, #BlackWomenMatter, #BlackTransLivesMatter or other action around the experiences of Black women - trans and not trans, queer and not queer - with profiling and police violence?

This network gathering will bring together Black women, trans and gender nonconforming survivors, organizers, media makers and allies from across the country who have been using social media, blogs, images, direct actions, video, art installations, zines, memes, light actions and other creative strategies to highlight the lives, experiences, and resistance of Black women, trans and gender nonconforming people killed and violated by police. Together we will explore what ties our work together beyond the hashtags, and how we can collectively lift up cases, support survivors and show solidarity across the country.

Throughout the day we will:

  • Connect survivors and organizers from across cities and communities
  • Share media, skills, strategies, and analysis
  • Create space to build deeper connections among Black trans women, non trans women, and gender nonconforming people around shared and distinct experiences of policing
  • Collaboratively create media for organizing around police violence
  • build and strengthen national networks of support

This space will center the leadership, voices and experiences of Black women (trans and not trans, queer and not queer), trans and gender nonconforming people, and survivors of police violence.

For more information about the network gathering or to apply to participate, please contact sayhernameamc@gmail.com


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