trans march copyThis post was written by Collette Carter in coordination with the ACLU, The Audre Lorde Project, The New York City Anti-Violence Project, Mijente, Southerners On New Ground, National Lawyers Guild, Vision Change Win, BYP100, and Transgender Law Center.

Transgender, gender nonconforming, and LGB Latinx communities and communities of color have always protected each other — and the stories from Orlando will tell you the same. In this moment of increased policing and militarization of our community spaces, we continue to build community and develop ways to extend our conversations about the many real threats we face in our homes and community spaces.

In the words of Southerners on New Ground, we continue to explore these questions: “What will it take to build a safety many of us have never experienced? What would we need to call on each other instead of the police? What would it take to have saved every person inside of Pulse? How do we hold the cultural and political architects of this oh so deliberate tragedy accountable?”

As an initial answer, we have pulled together the following resources for exploring community safety by addressing the root causes of violence, and relying on each other instead of the state. We plan to develop more resources in the coming weeks.


A través de la historia la comunidad LGBTQ, Latinx y de color nos hemos protegido entre sí y las historias saliendo de Orlando muestran lo mismo. En este momento esta aumentando la presencia de la policía y la militarización de nuestros espacios comunitarios, pero seguiremos haciendo comunidad y buscaremos maneras para extender nuestras conversaciones ante las amenazas que enfrentamos en nuestros hogares y espacios comunitarios. Como dicen nuestrxs compañerxs en Sureños en Nueva Tierra (SONG), “¿Qué se necesita para obtener la seguridad que muchxs de nosotrxs jamas hemos sentido? A quién llamamos en lugar de la policía? Cómo podriamos haber salvado a cada persona dentro del antro Pulse? Cómo vamos a mantener responsables a lxs arquitectos culturales y políticos de esta tragedia?

Las siguientes ligas sirven como recurso para explorar la seguridad comunitaria por medio de responder a las causas principales y respaldar un a otro en lugar del estado incluyemos los siguentes vinculos. Va a haber más recursos gracias al apoyo de las siguientes organizaciones que continuan haciendo el trabajo comunitario: ACLU, Proyecto Audre Lorde, Proyecto Anti-Violencia de Nueva York, Mijente, Sureños en Nueva Tierra, la Asociación Nacional de Abogados, Visión Cambiar Ganar y el Centro Legal de personas Transgénero.

Resources

ACLU

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Audre Lorde Project
Safe Party Toolkit (english and spanish), www.alp.org/sos
Community Care Tools, http://alp.org/breaking-isolation-self-care-and-community-care-tools-our-people

Incite

http://www.incite-national.org/page/stop-law-enforcement-violence-toolkit

New York City Anti-Violence Project 

24/7 Spanish/English Hotline for LGBTQ survivors of violence at 212-714-1141

http://avp.org/

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National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

http://avp.org/about-avp/national-coalition-of-anti-violence-programs/423

Communities United for Police Reform

English: http://changethenypd.org/resources/know-your-rights-help-end-discriminatory-abusive-illegal-policing

Spanish: http://changethenypd.org/resources/%C2%A1conoce-tus-derechos

BreakOUT: http://www.youthbreakout.org/content/breakout-guide-street-safety-and-preserving-your-rights-police

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
http://srlp.org/files/DirectAction_Nov2011_FINAL-1.pdf

National Lawyers Guild

 

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