Archive for November, 2018

Posted: November 27, 2018 in Call to Action, for your reflection

Estimada Familia,

Everyday we remember our Trans siblings and transcestors who are no longer with us. On Trans Day of Remembrance, we continue to organize for Trans and Queer liberation and we continue to center the leadership of trans Latinx communities.

We will forever remember Roxsana Hernanadez, 33 year old Trans immigrant from Honduras that died in ICE custody. We will continue to demand #JusticeforRoxsana and all trans women of color that continue to be murdered across the world because of trans-misogyny and racism.

This year we have collaborated with Forward Together and artist Art Twink on a powerful art piece that you can download.

Click here to download this image

Our members are hosting several Trans Day of Remembrance events in California, Nevada, the East Coast and the Pacific Northwest. In Portland we are collaborating with Ori Galley, Sankofa Collective NW and Forward Together to bring us Trans Diaspora of Resilience, where black and brown trans and gender non-conforming migrants will perform and honor trans diasporic lives. TDoR art collection will be exhibited at Ori Gallery all week.

Facebook Event Page for Trans Day of Remembrance in Portland

Thank you for your continued support and please spread the word about donating to our work on Giving Tuesday, a national day to give to the causes you believe in, next Tuesday, Nov. 27th.

Click here to pledge to Donate now

Con amor y en solidaridad,

Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement

For 20 years now we have been saying the names of Transgender people murdered. This year is no different as we say the names of the 22 murdered due to anti-trans violence.

Say their names. Trans Lives Matter.

Christa Lee Steele-Knudslien, 47, North Adams, MA
Vickky Gutierrez, 38, Los Angeles, CA
Zakaria Fry, 28, Albuquerque, NM
Celine Walker, 38, Jacksonville, FL
Tonya Harvey, 35, Buffalo, NY
Phylicia Mitchell, 45, Cleveland, OH
Amia Tyrae Berryman, 28, Baton Rouge, LA
Sasha Wall, 29, Chesterfield County, SC
Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon, 26, Dallas, TX
Nino Fortson, 36, Atlanta, GA
Gigi Pierce, 28, Portland, OR
Antasha English, 38, Jacksonville, FL
Diamond Stephens, 39, Meridian, MS
Catalina Christina James, 24, Jacksonville, FL
Keisha James, 58, Cleveland, OH
Sasha Garden, 27, Orlando, FL
Vontashia Bell, 18, Shreveport, LA
Dejanay Stanton, 24, Chicago, IL
Shantee Tucker, 30, Philadelphia, PA
Londonn Moore Kinard, 20, North Port, FL
Nikki Janelle Enriquez, 28, Laredo, TX
Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, 31, Chicago, IL


EQUATORS- LAST SHOWS OF THE YEAR! – I am excited to bring this performance/installation to the Hartford Art School. Most importantly, I am thrilled to close this successful tour in my home city of Hartford.

TICKETS: $15 Online or at the door

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14TH 2018
7:00PM & 8:30PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH 2018
7:00PM & 8:30PM

EQUATORS is a solo performance piece developed and performed by Hartford Connecticut choreographer, dancer, film maker, director, producer, installation artist Arien Wilkerson.

EQUATORS was made in collaboration with David Borawski and Jon Paul LaRocco

Audience members who attend this work will be asked to interrogate their expectations of and relationship to climate, bodies, anthropomorphism, police, and environment.

For more information and tickets go to HERE.

Trans Lifeline Benefit at Chez Est

Hosted by Mia E Z’Lay and Chez Est

Sunday November 25, 2018 4pm to 11pm

458 Wethersfield Ave. Hartford Ct.

There will be no entry fee! We will have a show every hour starting at 5pm. We have so many amazing entertainers who are donating their time and art. All money made from the shows will be donated to Trans Lifeline.
Mia E Z’Lay and Layne Alexander Gianakos will be running the event at Chez Est

If you are interested in donating and can not make it please message Mia or Layne. If you want to perform message us asap!

Please share with your friends and family!

Facebook Page HERE. 

Hosted by AIDS Ct. and Real Art Ways

November 30, 2018 -5:30-7:00pm

56 Arbor Street, Hartford Ct.

Real Art Ways is partnering with Visual AIDS and AIDS Connecticut (ACT) on the 29th annual Day With(out) Art, for a one-night film screening of “Alternate Endings, Activist Rising” and a round table community discussion to follow.

Taking place in our video gallery, this is a special opportunity to compare and contrast the various methods and programs presented in the film with local organizers and activists here in Hartford.

Deputy Director of ACT, Shawn M Lang and Real Art Ways Visual Arts Coordinator, Neil Daigle-Orians will help lead the roundtable talk asking critical questions such as: How is the AIDS crisis still affecting us in Hartford and Connecticut, and what are people doing about it?

Visual AIDS is the only arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today. They produce and present work, assist artists living with HIV/AIDS, and have a commitment to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.

AIDS Connecticut, with its partners, increases Connecticut’s capacity to ensure that all people impacted by HIV/AIDS and related health issues have access to health, housing and support services.

Free Admission.
All are invited to attend and add to the conversation.

Learn more about the film: https://bit.ly/2PW1Yn7

Facebook page for this event is found HERE.