11/20 Trans Day of Resilience – Honoring Our Thriving Selves Now

Image Description: Four black & brown people are running on clouds towards the right, the first is riding a tricycle. Text reads, “Make Trans Dreams A Reality.” Artwork by Colin Laurel, tdor.co

As we’re looking to uplift Trans Day of Resilience and counter the violence that our TGNC communities face, we want to provide a space where our TGNC folks can come together and honor our thriving trans selves now.

Our Trans Justice Working Group is hosting a Black & Pink holiday card writing party on Monday 11/20 [Trans Day of Resilience and Remembrance] from 6pm – 8pm.

What: APIENC Black&Pink Holiday Card Writing Party
When: Monday, 11/20 6:00 pm – 8 pm
Where: APIENC Office, Community Room (17 Walter U Lum Place, SF, CA 94108) Food will be provided by APIENC. Please bring a potluck item to share, if you can!
Accessibility: The building is ADA-accessible. Please also come scent and fragrance-free! Please do not wear perfume or cologne or other scents before coming. You can read more about how to be scent and fragrance free here: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/

Image description: A graphic with the gradient from pink to black with a logo on the right. The text on left reads “Black and Pink. Prison Abolition Now!”

Whatever holidays you may or may not celebrate this time of year, folks incarcerated are often denied the ability to celebrate their traditions in the ways they choose, whether their desire be to celebrate the returning of light for Solstice, the miracle of Hanukkah, the birth story of Jesus, the Black radical tradition of Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, or something else. We’re hoping that the cards we write, will bring moments of joy, connection and hope to currently incarcerated LGBTQ folks. And we’ll be giving a clear message to the prison system that we’re watching the ways they target and inflict violence upon low-income LGBTQ and/or HIV+ people of color!

To join us next Monday, please email MLin at mlin@apiequalitync.org to let us know the following:

  • You’re coming (and if you’re bringing someone)
  • What potluck item you’re bringing (or not)
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Accessibility concerns if you have any

“Let our love quake open any shackle.” This #TDOR, we’re not just mourning our dead. We’re sharing art made with love, for and by our living trans family. Join us: http://tdor.co/.

Text from “Prayer” by xoai pham, tdor.co

Check out more art from Forward Together and the TDoR artist collective at tdor.co