“We Keep Each Other Safe” newest clip of CeCe McDonald conversation!

Watch the newest clip from Barnard Center for Research on Women of CeCe McDonald, Dean Spade and myself talking about what real safety means and how to create it! And then pre-register for our conversation on April 21st at the New School by clicking here!

CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, and Dean Spade: Police + Prisons Don’t Keep Us Safe – We Keep Each Other Safe from BCRW Videos on Vimeo.

 

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

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Last month during CeCe McDonald’s trip to New York City, in collaboration with Barnard Center for Research on Women Dean Spade and I recorded a series of videos with her as a follow up to the No One Is Disposable conversations around prison abolition, trans activism, and disability justice.

Today, on Trans Visibility Day you can watch CeCe speak in her own words about surviving in thriving in the face of impossible situations!  On April 21st CeCe, Dean and myself will continue the conversation at the New School, responding to questions from the audience and online. Join us to support CeCe and the continued push for an end to the prison system and the institutionalized structures of violence throughout our society which support it.

To pre-register for the event click here!

CeCe McDonald visits Sylvia Rivera Law Project, introduces the newest edition of our Prisoner Advisory Committee publication In Solidarity!

CeCe McDonald with In Solidarity

CeCe McDonald with In Solidarity

During CeCe McDonald’s recent media tour in New York City she stopped by the office and celebrated the latest version of Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s In Solidarity publication written with and for incarcerated community members here in New York State.

So much work goes into publishing each In Solidarity, largely bottom-lined by my brilliant SRLP co-worker Gabriel Foster (who also co-directs the Trans Justice Funding Project). So I’m thrilled to have written the introduction for this issue featuring essays and artwork by incarcerated members of the SRLP’s Prisoner Advisory Committee, writing by Janet Mock, a 1970 interview between Sylvia Rivera and a trans person incarcerated in Bellvue Hospital I found (with the help of AJ Lewis) while working on the STAR PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE film and more!

To learn more about the work of the Prisoner Advisory Committee go to: http://srlp.org/our-strategy/prisoner-advisory-committee/