For Immediate Release
Contact: Janhavi Pakrashi
Audre Lorde Project Hosts 15th Annual Trans Day of Action
(New York, June 28, 2019) - Today, we call on our communities of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) People of Color (POC) and our allies to come together and join TransJustice as we mobilize for our 15th annual NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice! The event will take place at Garibaldi Plaza, in Washington Square Park, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
As we recognize 15 years resisting the erasure of TGNC struggle during PrideRIDE season, we are also continuing our Brick by Brick campaign to make cultural and systemic changes around housing for Trans and Gender Non-Cconforming people.
We live in a time when oppressed peoples, including people of color, immigrants, youth and elders, people with disabilities, women, Trans & Gender Non-Conforming people, and poor people are underserved, face higher levels of discrimination, are under heightened surveillance and experience increased violence at the hands of the state. We must unite and work together towards dismantling the transphobia, racism, classism, sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia that permeates our movements for social justice.
We will gather at the Garibaldi Plaza near the east side of the Park at to march at 4:45 pmPM!
Join us, and organize contingents for Trans Day of Action! A contingent is 5 or more people. Bring your banners, signs, and drums and come resist the co-optation of our struggle!
The Audre Lorde Project is a Llesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non- Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education, and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across difference, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent, and serve our various communities.
This march will take place at Washington Square Park in the West Village.
The nearest accessible train station is West 4 St Station with the A, B, C, D, E, F, M lines.
The elevator is at the northeast corner of West 3rd Street and Sixth Avenue (aAlso known as the Avenue of the Americas).
The park is 2 blocks from the train station exit on W 3rd St and 6th Ave.
The March is roughly 16 blocks long, will step off at the park and return to the park. The park has many benches for seating. This will be a large mobilization outdoors which severely limits our control of being scent free. We will be in close proximity to trees and plants.
The restroom in the park is NOT listed as an accessible restroom, so we are currently trying to secure rest rooms in close proximity to the park that are accessible and will be posting that information as soon as possible.
We will have consecutive Spanish interpretation for our programming.