Join us for a congressional briefing with Rep. Quigley (D-IL) and other members of Congress on ending trans detention.
Formerly detained Trans people, members of Congress, and issue area experts will speak on the reasons that force Trans and HIV+ Migrants to leave their homes, as well as the violence they face as a result of punitive immigration enforcement policies so that Congress can take action to end the detention of Trans and HIV+ Migrants.
*Spanish/ English interpretation will be available.
Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
National Immigrant Justice Center
Transgender Law Center
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
Positive Women's Network - USA
Center for American Progress
Council for Global Equality
National Center For Lesbian Rights
American Friends Service Committee, Colorado
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
One space that I love to hold and expand on,
is that of liberation from stigma. Queer stigma, HIV stigma, race stigma, and one of the most powerful and destructive stigmas...addict stigma or SUD (Substance Use Disorder) stigma.
I’ve seen folks make wild and irrational justifications for terrible behavior towards people who are SUD. Because of this, I’m happy to report that I’ll be resuming my training to be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for folks who know the trauma and pain of SUD discrimination and prejudice.
If you know of anyone who suffers from addiction please just be available to them, not judgmental, it might make all the difference.