One year ago, a group of brave trans and queer folks traveled from Central America and Mexico on feet, train, car, whichever, to reach the United States and apply for asylum due to the homophobic and transphobic violence in their home countries. The United States, as a carceral state does, kept many gay men, and particularly trans women, in detention for an extended period of time pending case reviews and invasive examinations. While some of these survivors were deported, or auto-deported, many of whom were released have dedicated themselves to making the process easier for the next Queer and Trans Migrant Caravan.
We have been asked by a former detainee to write letters of encouragement and support for trans women in detention.
As a new Queer and Trans Migrant Caravan arrived, we see a new batch of people detained indefinitely and we see a need for action. As you know, aside from being incarcerated, these folks are enduring torture style treatment and attempts to kill them or push them for self-deportation through neglect. We must show that we believe in their power and their survival. We are excited to participate in surely one of the most intimate methods of collective action. Please join us for this evening of building and solidarity!
When: August 3 from 6pm-8pm
Where: 168 canal street ny, ny 10013 6th fl