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Presenter(s): Jeremiah Allen, Deshanna Neal

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 11:49 am - 12:00 am

Room: 612

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Trans People of Color: A Town Meeting

Transgender and gender-diverse people of color—especially those who are trans feminine—are at a disproportionately high risk for violent hate crimes. This is an international crisis, yet media attention to this crisis is sorely behind. Murders often go unsolved and are particularly gruesome in nature. What can we do to change this? Are there grassroots efforts we can utilize to increase safety and awareness? Can we challenge the media to immediately and accurately report the facts and not, for example, misgender the victim, resulting in a distortion of the story? Trans and GNC people of color, if able to fight for their lives, can easily find themselves behind bars because a violent attacker was harmed or killed. Join us in this facilitated town-meeting-style conversation as we discuss one of the largest and more serious crises within the trans community.