Highlights from ALP
CALLING OUR TRANS AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING WARRIORS!
It has been a vision for TransJustice (TJ) to expand our opportunities in creating spaces where we can build and learn with one another to support us in our work to liberate Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Communities of Color. We are so excited to announce that we are now taking applications for the TransJustice Community School!
Daring to Be Powerful is one of New York City's largest People of Color centered community organizing workshops. The Audre Lorde Project aims to build both individual and collective power to better challenge the multiple oppressions faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color communities. DTBP is our signature organizing institute for building skills, analysis of oppression & power, learning about current issues and campaigns to get involved with, and offering opportunities for strategizing and community organizing.
The life and work of Audre Lorde beg us to imagine the world through a lens that critically examines power where it is gathered, and where it must disperse for the well-being of our communities. It asks that we learn from her lived experience as a poet, scholar, mother, worker, teacher, organizer, survivor, and movement leader. Her legacy requests that we learn from her experiences in imagining and creating empowered futures that integrate the understanding that the political and the personal are inextricably intertwined. Political conditions preclude our personal experiences, and those personal experiences are catalyzed into power by expressing ourselves, caring for one another, caring for ourselves, and working towards our collective freedom. It is no wonder that the systems we are forced to live in, designed by straight white cis-gender men, are reacting in force in this political moment. They are afraid.
With 2021 well underway, we’re reflecting back on a tumultuous 12 months. You helped guide us through a year that began with the closing of our Manhattan space and saw us stretching ourselves to find new ways to maintain our connection and humanity with each other, across space and distance, amidst uprisings around the country and a global crisis.
Compiled by our amazing Director of Dignity and Care, Simone Sobers, we offer community a list of COVID-related resources that center the needs and resilience of QTBIPOC folks in NYC.
Click "read more" to learn about the intentions of this resource.