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Last night was epic at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance our 2nd biennial film festival #blacktransfutures was in full effect: beautiful space, incredible performers, powerful films, and crucial conversation. A huge thank you to everyone online and in person that supported us, to the filmmakers and artists. More photos and videos to come! #blacktranseverything #blacktransloveiswealth
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It's so important we are developing our own work. Have you heard about the Trans Lab Fellows? NYC their launch party and fundraiser is tomorrow February 19! Check it out and support trans writers and creators!

In 2018, four trans and gender non-conforming playwrights/writing teams will develop 4 new plays in the Trans Lab Fellowship supported by the Women’s Project and The Public Theater.

Trans Lab's playwrights:...
Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Cece Suazo
Corbin Went
Simone Wolff & Kit Yan

Trans Lab's emerging directors:
Maybe Burke
Orion Johnstone

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trans-lab-launch-party-fundrai…

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Join the Trans Lab Fellows for our launch party and fundraiser on February 19! In 2018, four trans and gender non-conforming playwrights/writing teams will develop 4 new plays in the Trans Lab Fellowship supported by the Women’s Project and The Public Theater. Plays written by trans and gender non...
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Monday night was so powerful at #blacktransloveiswealth we wrote letters of love to Ky Peterson featuring amazing storytelling, media, and performances by black tgnc folk! We were beyond moved to receive this letter from Ky (please read below) where he shares his own stories and words about the power of love. Thank you again to everyone who came out and supported from afar! #blacktranseverything

Ky Peterson to Black Trans Love is Wealth 5th Annual Event

Hey everyone, We received a message from Ky for your event. Unfortunately, the prison did not approve the email until this morning.

To all that attended the Bl...ack Trans Media event,
I just want to thank you all for taking the time to write me and share my story. My girlfriend Pinky sent me an email and asked that I share something about the role that love plays in my liberation.

For me, Love IS Liberation. When you are locked up, you are stripped of your identity. No job, no clothes, no swag... you are stripped down to the most basic self. That's what people in the free world hide behind. They seek out love in false faces and material things. The person who has given me the greatest love and support met me while I was stripped of identity...and most vulnerable. I was broken and had nothing to offer her. Her love is real, with no strings and unconditional. She has uplifted me and pushed me to keep fighting for my freedom. She shared my story with the world and brought more love and support than I could ever dream possible. She helped me see my value and helps others find value in themselves. Folks in here lose hope, they feel lost and unworthy of love. She helped me and many others to realize that we must love ourselves enough to demand what we need to survive. I love the man I have become and no prison wall or hate-filled officer can take that from me. The love my girlfriend has given me and the love I have for myself ARE my liberation because they can never be taken from me.

~Words of Kyle P.

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#blacktransloveiswealth TONIGHT in NYC come out and show love

This years event will feature storytellers, media, performances, and more. We will start off the night writing letters of love to Ky Peterson in honor of all our black trans siblings behind the wall 🖤 don't miss tomorrow NYC #blacktransloveiswealth

Share + show support for Ceyenne! Navigating the criminal justice system is a terror, black trans folks need to be loved and reminded we are not disposable come thru NYC for court support February 15th
#justiceforceyenne
#blacktransfutures

https://www.facebook.com/events/2064160603609036/?ti=cl

FEB15
Thu 9:00 AM ESTQueens County Criminal CourtNew York, NY
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Support our amazing sister #blacktranseverything Chella Isabel Marie Coleman she's an incredible artist and activist in L.A. who we connected with at Allied Media Conference #blacktransfutures are here and your support is part of getting us there #blacktransloveiswealth

Chella Isabel Marie Coleman

Ok yaw so here are a few things there are so many folks in need of financial support so many valuble events need our support ...it is my birthday month and I'm ...asking for your help

The Vagina Monologues: I am co staring and co producing the vagina monologues in skid row to benefit downtown women's action coalition's annual event women's day in the park to benefit women in the skid row community so it is a good cause if you want to come hmu also if you want to support but can't come consider sponsoring someone to come .

The Party At the altar house:queer and trans folks of color space is having a party this weekend it's also a fundraiser so if you can please support for more info hmu or Shruti Purkayastha.

Another queer and trans poc fundraiser :A night for lovers is hosted by the incredible Khellie Braxton and Sarah Gail Armstrong please support hit them up for more info

Online Fundraiser
Real question have u seen me?Have u seen me wear the same clothes over and over again?
This is your chance to stop that I am also doing a fundraiser to survive I know I ask for money all the damn time but I am barely surviving and we live in a capitalist system so support

Well that's all I can think to say I hope yaw help and support.

#Supportblacktransfemmes
#SUPPORTBLACKTRANSFEMMES
#supportblackwomen
#skidrow
#fuckcapitaliam

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“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

― Zora Neale Hurston

#aremindertogetready...
#blacktransfutures
#blacktransloveiswealth

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#blacktransloveiswealth this Monday please share the love, it's needed
this year it's open to all we will be at Theatre Row Stage Door 407 W. 41st street, don't miss black tgnc folks telling stories about their experiences with love and liberation, they'll be amazing performances, and we will also be writing letters of love to Ky Peterson

via Ky Peterson "Please send Ashley your letters of support, and contact the Floyd county sheriff at floydsheriff@comcast.net to demand that she be released from solitary confinement and that she be given access to basic needs including her medications and hormones."

"Hi everyone, my friend Ashley Diamond is currently being held in solitary confinement at the Floyd County Jail. She was locked back up 10 days ago. She has been enduring harassment by police and white supremacis...ts (literally the KKK) for the past several months after being released from prison in 2015. While incarcerated, she experienced severe torture in the forms of sexual violence, solitary confinement, and withholding of her hormones. She is currently being retraumatized and is in dire need of support. You can reach Ashley at:

Ashley Diamond #68039
2526 New Calhoun Hwy
Rome, GA 30161

If you're not familiar with who Ashley Diamond is, please check out this NYT article:
https://goo.gl/JRx1pr

Ashley is a hero of the queer/trans abolitionist movement who *while incarcerated* was able to upload videos to YouTube about her experience and the experience of other LGBTQ prisoners and expose the horrific mistreatment she faced at the hands of prison staff and other prisoners. You can find those videos, titled "Memoirs of a Chain Gang Sissy," on youtube.
https://youtu.be/87jJ4T_Z1aY

Over the phone earlier today, she shared with me that she has not had access to her hormones or any of her other medications for 10 days, and is also being denied access to hygiene needs such as the shower and basic toiletries.

Please send Ashley your letters of support, and contact the Floyd county sheriff at floydsheriff@comcast.net to demand that she be released from solitary confinement and that she be given access to basic needs including her medications and hormones. Ashley has given back so much to the movement following her release, and we need to continue supporting her and working toward her freedom.
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Ky Peterson

Hi everyone,

my friend Ashley Diamond is currently being held in solitary confinement at the Floyd County Jail. She was locked back up 10 days ago. She has been... enduring harassment by police and white supremacists (literally the KKK) for the past several months after being released from prison in 2015. While incarcerated, she experienced severe torture in the forms of sexual violence, solitary confinement, and withholding of her hormones. She is currently being retraumatized and is in dire need of support. You can reach Ashley at:

Ashley Diamond #68039
2526 New Calhoun Hwy
Rome, GA 30161

If you're not familiar with who Ashley Diamond is, please check out this NYT article:

https://goo.gl/JRx1pr

Ashley is a hero of the queer/trans abolitionist movement who *while incarcerated* was able to upload videos to YouTube about her experience and the experience of other LGBTQ prisoners and expose the horrific mistreatment she faced at the hands of prison staff and other prisoners. You can find those videos, titled "Memoirs of a Chain Gang Sissy," on youtube.

https://youtu.be/87jJ4T_Z1aY

Over the phone earlier today, she shared with me that she has not had access to her hormones or any of her other medications for 10 days, and is also being denied access to hygiene needs such as the shower and basic toiletries.

Please send Ashley your letters of support, and contact the Floyd county sheriff at floydsheriff@comcast.net to demand that she be released from solitary confinement and that she be given access to basic needs including her medications and hormones. Ashley has given back so much to the movement following her release, and we need to continue supporting her and working toward her freedom.

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#spaceistheplace today from 11am-3pm Theatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street - are you a black trans person interested in sharing your experience around housing and space while being creative and learning camera basics?
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PLEASE NOTE TO ENTER THE BUILDING ARRIVE ON 41st Street at the Theatre Row Entrance, enter the building at Theatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street.
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****This is a space for black tgnc folks

JAN29
Mon 11:00 AM ESTTheatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street

Are you a black trans or gender non conforming New Yorker who wants to share about the role love plays in your liberation? Contact us! We are looking for a few more performers and storytellers for this event #blacktransloveiswealth

5th Annual Black Trans Love is Wealth Celebration!

Nikki Giovanni said "black love is black wealth.." And in a world that is killing, locking up, and isolating black trans people what does the role of LOVE play in our lives and in our liberation?

For 5 years Black Trans Media has been holding this trans-formative space for black trans and gender non conforming people. Come feast, meet other black trans folks, build community over this question and more. We usually host t...his event from our homes but this year are excited to have support from the North Star Fund and the production 'AGNUS' at the Lion Theatre who are donating this space to us. This years event will feature storytellers, media, performances, and more. We will start off the night writing letters of love to Ky Peterson in honor of all our black trans siblings behind the wall 🖤

Monday February 5th 2018
6-9pm
Lion Theatre

PLEASE NOTE TO ENTER THE BUILDING ARRIVE ON 42ND OR 41st Street at Theatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street.
If you have any issues call Black Trans Media (929) 382 4160
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THIS EVENT CENTERS BLACK TGNC PEOPLE
ALLIES WELCOME
FREE EVENT
ACCESSIBLE VENUE
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 blacktransmedia@gmail.com for the RSVP and more info

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Space is to live, love, learn, and thrive is a crucial - NYC is becoming an increasingly difficult place to access safe and affirming space, though many claim to be welcoming we continue to face anti-black racism and transphobia at our many intersections. Come thru and learn production skills while sharing your story and connecting with other black tgnc creatives working for liberation
#spaceistheplace #blacktransloveiswealth #blacktransfutures

JAN29
Mon 11:00 AM ESTTheatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street

Support our #blacktranseverything siblings behind the wall, tomorrow is his bday, if you don't know about kys case follow the #freeky freedom overground project and contact them to support, if you can please write him a card or letter and show him some love #blacktransloveiswealth our #blacktransfutures are at stake

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PLEASE NOTE TO ENTER THE BUILDING ARRIVE ON 41st Street at the Theatre Row Entrance, enter the building at Theatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street.
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****This is a space for black tgnc folks

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What kinds of space exists for black trans folks in NYC? We are holding a day of production workshops for black tgnc folks to create and learn more about how to use the camera to document and engage in sharing our narratives around housing, space, land, and access. The day will include filming on site, interviews, conversation, centering in our stories, and food.

11am Arrive + Ground
11:30am Introductions + Intentions
12:00 Camera Basics (SHAMP)
1pm Documenting our Narratives - Space in NYC
2pm Lunch convo and Visioning
3pm Close out

To get in contact with us: blacktransmedia@gmail.com
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Please note we have been provided this venue for free by the generous creators of AGNUS, a new play at the Lion Theatre that connected with the North Star Fund to offer space to grassroots groups.

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JAN29
Mon 11:00 AM ESTTheatre Row Stage Door, 407 W. 41st Street

We're working with black trans + gender non conforming (tgnc) New Yorkers who want to share their experience with accessing space, housing, and land here in NYC. We're covering issues like gentrification, policing, shelter harassment, abelism, the non profit industrial complex, and more! Want to connect and build with us? contact blacktransmedia@gmail.com

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