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Check out this article on 30 ways to be a better ally as part of working towards better activism and stronger movements in 2015

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/01/30-ways-to-be-a-better-ally-in-2014/?utm_content=buffer45983&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Keep an ear out for upcoming meetings, events, protests, and city council events where more voices and support are needed around issues from #blacklives matter to #fightfor15 to #nostadiuminshockoe

Richmond can be whatever we want, we have to continually work on ourselves, our self care, supporting our friends and neighbors, and communicating openly and lovingly with the intention of movement building. There are thousands of ways to plug in. Ask us how!

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Hope to see some of yall there to support the trans* community in Richmond!!
http://www.gofundme.com/hfew8s

From their gofundme page: Richmond TG Prom RICHMOND, VA
The TG Prom is an annual event for anyone who identifies in any way as trans* and for anyone who supports trans* identities. It seeks to continue providing a safe, non-judgemental, and fun space for trans* people and their allies to meet and make friends. It seeks to promote a culture that acknowledges and accepts without hierarchy or judgement all forms of trans* identity. It acknowledges and supports the right of trans* people to determine their own needs and seeks to provide financial assistance as much as possible in meeting those needs without condition. It seeks to provide a space that showcases trans* talent and performers who have far too often been overshadowed or represented by drag performances within the LGBT community. It seeks to promote a visible trans* community so that trans* identities may stop being a source of stigma and shame, so that dangerous stereotypes are shown to be untrue, and to attract more allies and supporters to trans* causes.

we are trying to raise money to secure and throw the TG Prom at the GCCR.

A recent new policy by the Virginia High School League sounds good, but the reality is that it is still transphobic. Big changes to the way sports go down in this country are necessary to include everyone from around the gender sphere!

http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/3/post/2014/02/op-ed-virginia-high-school-league-transgender-policy.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the brutal murder of Richmond, VA transgender woman

Agencies urge community solidarity
November 19, 2013,  Richmond VA
For Immediate Release:
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the murder of Amari Hill, a transgender woman in Richmond, Virginia that occurred on November 9. 
 
Juan Pierce, Executive Director of the Minority Health Consortium stated, “Our community has lost another ‘gem of brilliance’ to senseless violence and backward behavior. We encourage the community to support efforts to end this violence.” Ted Heck, President of the Board of Virginia Anti-Violence Project, stated, “This is a terrible tragedy to lose a loved member of the community in such a violent manner.  We stand in solidarity with the family and the community in the face of this crime.”
 
In response to this attack, Minority Health Consortium (MHC) and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) offer support to transgender and other community members and organizations to assist in processing this violence and responding in a constructive manner.  Support to victims and survivors of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) violence, including those experiencing fear and distress resulting from this and other hate-motivated violence is the mission of VAVP, along with work to prevent all violence against and within LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.  From Monica Behney, Board member for VAVP, “As members of the LGBTQ community and people of compassion, we must reach out to each other in our grief and outrage at this loss. Moving forward together to educate and advocate to prevent violence may be the best way to remember and honor this beautiful life.”
 

 
The Minority Health Consortium works with the LGBTQ community and all citizens to address the stigma and social determinants of health that impact the communities we serve through providing education, outreach and drop-in center activities that include a safe space to explore and discuss issues that impact minorities and youth. The MHC website can be found at http://www.mhcprevents.org
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.  VAVP is an organization active since 2006, and currently offers services for survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, including a free and confidential helpline for LGBTQ people in Virginia.  The Helpline number is 866-356-6998.  VAVP also has resources to support training and consultation with agencies, community groups, congregations, and other interested organizations.  The VAVP website can be found at http://www.virginiaavp.org/ 
  
For inquiry, please contact:
 
Ted Heck, VAVP Board President
(804) 726-1056
vavpboardpres@gmail.com
 
Juan Pierce, MHC Executive Director
(804) 641-1555
 juan@mhcprevents.org
 
 
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On Tuesday January 17th, come to the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a folk punk show at 7pm!

We have 2 new additions to the line up!

a STICK & a STONE

a stick and a stone is the haunted folk therapy of Philly songwriter and trans-male soprano, elliott harvey. From banjo to bass drum, piano to pedals, a stick and a stone’s meditative instrumentation layers beneath dream-ridden lyrics and vocals. www.astickandastone.com

sirLADY inDEE

Indee Mitchell is a queer gender-fluid spoken word and performance artist currently residing in Philly. A southerner to the core, they understand community building and social justice activism as key tenants to their art and being. They are a mover, speaker, thinker, and creator wanting to provide space and visibility for those who understand themselves beyond static boxes.

Inky Skulls are a new band including Chris Clavin of Plan-It-X Records

You can check out their music here: http://inkyskulls.bandcamp.com/album/introduction-to-alchemy

Local to Richmond are Double Rainbow!! Jamie and Isaac bring their own twist to the “folk hip-hop indie rock rap shoegaze” genre and you can check out their album Fuck the Internet here:http://doublerainbow.bandcamp.com/

This is a free show, but please bring money for merch and for the bands if you can!

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Members of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective and Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be going to this presentation at the University of Richmond on October 19th. If you would like a ride to this event please come by the Wingnut around 6:15 that evening. We are super excited that this event will be in Richmond and hope that a lot of folks can make it out to increase our community dialogue around prison and queer issues.

Captive Genders:

Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Book reading and panel discussion

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Keller Hall Reception Room at the University of Richmond

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.

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Eric A. Stanley works at the intersections of radical trans/queer politics, theories of state violence, and visual culture. Eric edited Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex  (AK Press, 2011) and along with Chris Vargas, directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2011).

Ralowe T. Ampu: the seductive fragrance wafting through milieus of unbridled danger and intrigue. Yes, whether it be outing gay Castro realtors as AIDS profiteers with ACT UP and GAY SHAME or trying to free the New Jersey 4, or prevent the non-profit management company in her SRO from killing her neighbors, Ralowe is there.

Toshio Meronek is on the editorial collective for The Abolitionist, Critical Resistance’s newspaper and runs whereslulu.com, a website on disability and popular culture.

www.captivegenders.com