Life Chances: HIV Criminalization and Trans Politics
In Conversation with Che Gossett, Dean Spade, Mitchyll Mora, and Sean Strub
Hosted by Laverne Cox
April 24th, 2013 @ 7pm
Leslie Lohman Museum
26 Wooster Street
“How can we build real safety in communities and achieve universal access to material well being?” – Dean Spade
Life Changes, will examine discriminatory laws and regulations such as “stop and frisk” and “condoms as evidence”, disclosure, and other rules, systems and norms that reduce life chances for trans people and/or people who are living with HIV.
Hosted by LAVERNE COX, in this conversation, CHE GOSSETT, DEAN SPADE, MITCHYLL MORA, and SEAN STRUB will discuss issues related to trans politics and HIV criminalization, activism, resistance and social justice. Audience participation is encouraged.
Presented by Visual AIDS, QUEEROCRACY, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and the Sex Workers Outreach Project.
Friday, April 26th
Pack the court and press conference
Pack the Courts
Meet at 9am: 500 Pearl Street, Courtroom 15C
1pm at Foley Square
(Trains: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge; J to Chambers St.; N/R to City Hall)
NO! to Discriminatory Policing & ICE’s Deportation Machine!
YES! to Communities Safe from Fear and Separation!
The NYPD’s controversial racial profiling program “Secure Communities” (S-Comm) puts our communities at increased risk of detention and deportation. Over 40,000 people, a record number, were exiled from the U.S. last year and S-Comm played a key role.
Coordinators: Families for Freedom, Immigrant Defense Project, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
Initial Endorsers: Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), FIERCE, Make the Road NY, Queers for Economic Justice, Sex Workers Project, Streetwise and Safe.
S-Comm went live in NYC in May 2012. Under S-Comm, police send fingerprints of arrestees to the Department of Homeland Security database. This allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to rapidly identify potential deportees, and then transfer these people directly into the detention and deportation system, separating them from their families and communities. Locked up in detention centers in remote locations, immigrants have severely limited access to lawyers, medical care, family, witnesses, and evidence to defend against deportation.
Also on Friday…
SRLP Mailing Party!
147 W 24th Street, 5th Floor (btwn 6th & 7th)
Building has elevator
Do you want to connect with SRLP and find out more about our work?
Do you want to help support SRLP’s crucial work toward gender liberation centered in racial and economic justice?
Do you want to meet great people over music and snacks?
Do you want to have some Friday afternoon fun before you set off on your weekend adventures?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, join us on Friday for our springtime annual report mailing party! We’ll be sending out our annual report to share and celebrate SRLP’s 10 year history and thank our community of donors and supporters who keep our movement growing. We need your support to make this happen!
Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours, we’d love to see you!
There will be snacks and metrocards available.
For more info contact, Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org