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Lives at Stake: Ending Violence Against Trans Women

Lives at Stake: Imara Jones in Residence

Thursday September 24 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET
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Overview

2020 has been a painful one with a staggering loss of life. Against the backdrop of COVD-19, the reality that the murders of trans women this year, particularly Black trans women, has already shattered last year’s record is a lot to absorb.  We will unpack what’s behind this spasm of violence and how to end it.

Jones talks with Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project, and Mariah Moore, co-founder and co-director of House of Tulip, a community land trust focused on housing solutions for TGNC communities in Louisiana.

ASL interpretation will be available during the show.

The trans community, allies and those who wish to learn more are all welcome to join us to share experiences, insights, questions and celebrations by tweeting @TheGreeneSpace and using the hashtags #translash #livesatstake.

Lives at Stake is a new monthly IRL & livestream/virtual event series at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR featuring frank and urgent conversations by and for trans people about issues affecting their communities this Election Season and beyond, produced in partnership with TransLash Media.

An Emmy and Peabody Award winner, Imara Jones’ work has appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, BBC News, Mic, The Grio, Salon, and The Root, as well as broadcast on MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, NPR, BBC, and The Takeaway. She is the creator of TransLash, a cross-platform media journalism and personal story project which produces content to end the culture of hostility and save trans lives. Imara previously held economic policy positions in the Clinton White House and was named a 2018 Champion of Pride by The Advocate. She is currently a Soros Equality Fellow.

Lives at Stake is a new monthly IRL & livestream/virtual event series at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR featuring frank and urgent conversations by and for trans people about issues affecting their communities this Election Season and beyond, produced in partnership with TransLash Media.

TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives during this pivotal moment in history.  Beginning in 2018 as a series of video shorts which focus on what it is like to be trans–-especially a trans person of color–-at a time of social backlash, it has evolved into a cross-platform media effort led by founder and creator Imara Jones.

Through the lens of journalism and personal narrative, TransLash creates and curates  content, events, and resources in collaboration with our partners, as well as in community with trans individuals and allies. Through our work we center the humanity of the most marginalized of the marginalized.

Find out more at www.translash.org.

Lives at Stake: Ending Violence Against Trans Women

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Beverly Tillery is the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), an organization that works to address and end all forms of violence affecting LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities through organizing and education and supports survivors through counseling, legal services and advocacy. AVP also coordinates the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a network of more than 40 organizations which produces reports on violence in the LGBTQ community and advocates for practices and policies to support survivors and prevent violence.

Beverly is an experienced thought leader and national organizer with nearly three decades of social justice experience. Most recently, she was a Deputy Director of Education and Public Affairs at Lambda Legal, an organization dedicated to achieving full recognition of the rights of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV. In addition, she has worked as an organizer, popular educator, strategist and staff leader at organizations such as Amnesty International, Service Employees International Union and ACORN.

Lives at Stake: Ending Violence Against Trans Women

Mariah Moore (she/her/hers), co-founder and co-director of House of Tulip. Her work includes fighting to ensure equity, equality and safety for the transgender community, especially Black transgender women. Mariah has worked tirelessly in New Orleans to bring awareness to communities that have been adversely affected by laws and policies that are discriminatory. Mariah serves on the LGBTQ Task Force which was created by New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell. She also works with the CANS Can’t Stand campaign, which is a campaign that was created to bring awareness to and abolish the crimes against nature law that has historically targeted LGBTQ people of color, specifically Black transgender women. Mariah continues to break barriers and create new opportunities for all marginalized people.

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