Letter writing and fundraiser planning for CeCe McDonald

We will be meeting this Sunday(the 10th) at noon at the Women’s Resource and Action Center (130 N Madison St in Iowa City). During this meeting, we will be writing letters to CeCe McDonald, a trans woman from Minneapolis who is in prison for defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack, and whose case you can read about here. We want to show our support for CeCe and let her know that we are thinking about her. On top of the injustices she has faced from the court system and her attackers, CeCe will owe a significant amount of money by the time she is released from her 41 month prison sentence. Because of this, we will be brainstorming ideas for fundraising to try and help out however we can. Hope to see you on Sunday!

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About transcollaborations

TransCollaborations is an organization open to all trans-identified people and allies of the trans community in Iowa City and beyond. Our work is aimed towards promoting education, outreach, civic engagement, and community building centered around gender identity and addressing intersectional forms of oppression. We aim to bring trans-identified folk and allies together for these purposes and to implement The UI TransWeek on an annual basis. TransWeek is a week of events organized around the dual themes of remembering and celebrating trans-identified folk and serves to provide education, spirited discussions, and celebration of those who have overcome institutional and micro-level trans-related barriers.

Posted on June 9, 2012, in Actions, Violence. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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