Starting Date: 10-13-2007
Ending Date: 10-14-2007
San Francisco, California 94110
United StatesTransforming Justice will be the first-ever gathering of activists, advocates, former prisoners, and community members from across the country working to stop the cycles of poverty, criminalization, and imprisonment in transgender and gender non-conforming communities.
This two-day roundtable event will work to develop shared understanding of these cycles and strategize about how we can work more effectively to end the human rights abuses and mass imprisonment of transgender and gender non-conforming people, while building safe, healthy, and strong communities. Transforming Justice will be an opportunity to learn, connect, and envision together as we work to challenge the prison industrial complex and build a world where we all can thrive. A range of organizations and volunteers involved in LGBTSTQ justice, anti-prison, and prisoner rights movements are helping to plan this exciting gathering. The Local Coordinating Committee includes representatives from Critical Resistance, Justice Now, the Trans/Gender Variant in Prison (TIP) Committee, and the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). The National Advisory Committee consists of representatives from American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT Project, Human Rights Watch's LGBT Rights Program, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. This event is open to any LGBTSTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, Two-Spirit, transgender, queer) person who has been imprisoned, detained, arrested, or directly impacted by prisons, policing, or poverty, with specific invitations to organizations, activists, attorneys, and community members from a broad spectrum of social justice movements working to: end transphobia and homophobia; challenge the prison industrial complex and defend the rights of people in prisons, jails, and detention centers; promote racial, gender, and economic justice, marriage equality, women's rights, youth leadership, non-violence, and/or immigrant rights. info and RSVP's firstname.lastname@example.org
Geographical Scope: National