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Call for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Visual Artists!
Deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, Sep. 11, 2015.
We are looking for trans and gender non-conforming visual artists to collaborate with groups doing trans justice work, and create art for Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) 2015.
Participating artists will:
- Be paired with grassroots trans justice organizations to create art for TDOR 2015 and to support the ongoing work of the organization
- Be paid $575 for their work
- Receive support and mentorship to create, share, print, and distribute their work.
*HOW TO APPLY*
Please submit the following to email@example.com by midnight, Friday Sept 11.
- Between 3 to 6 images of your work as JPEG image attachments. Art may be in any media including drawings, painting, collage, photography, stencil, etc. Please list the title, date, and medium of each piece.
- Tell us a bit about yourself and your art and why you would like to participate in this project. (One page or less)
This project is only seeking applications from artists who identify as trans and gender non-conforming. Trans and gender non-conforming people of color are especially encouraged to apply, and we welcome submissions from new artists, as well as those with more experience. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
We are in a state of emergency of violence against trans women of color, especially Black trans women. Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a day when many cisgender people take note of violence against trans people. But as Janet Mock wrote, “We can’t only celebrate trans women of color in memoriam. We must begin uplifting trans women of color, speaking their names and praises, in their lives.”
We believe that those most negatively impacted by oppression hold the knowledge and experience necessary to dismantle those systems. Trans women and trans femmes of color live and resist at the center of many interlocking systems of oppression, including white supremacy, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. By supporting the leadership of trans women and femmes of color, we strengthen our movement for the liberation of anyone impacted by white supremacy, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia – in other words, everyone.
Through powerful art and social media, this project aims to shift the focus of TDOR from trans “visibility” towards action for trans justice.
This project is organized by Strong Families – a national network of organizations fighting for the rights, resources, and recognition so that all families can thrive. Emerging from the reproductive justice movement, it is the largest network of its kind working at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality with over 150 partner organizations.
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REGIONAL LOLA TRAINING: LATINAS ORGANIZING FOR LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY
JULY 13-JULY 15, 2012: CHARLOTTE, NC
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2012!
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health has the objective of forming a diverse group of Latin@ leaders to promote the movement for reproductive justice. Our goal is to strengthen the voices of Latinas and empower them to be recognized as a powerful group with the capacity to influence public policy that is directly affecting our lives, our families, and our communities. The LOLA (Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy) Trainings are a step towards accomplishing those goals, for which we invite activists from different levels and experiences within the social justice realm to participate. The LOLA trainings are designed to be a space where we can share our experiences, learn new abilities, and work strategically on a campaign for reproductive health rights.
Our first regional LOLA training will take place on July 13th, July 14th, and July 15th, 2012, in Charlotte, NC, bringing together activists throughout the southeast region of the United States. This intensive 3-day training will provide Latin@ activists with various different sessions including the history of the movement for reproductive rights, abortion access, models for community organizing and specific skills-building to prepare a campaign. After the training, graduates of the LOLA will continue being part of NLIRH's national network of Latin@ activists and will become leaders in reproductive justice within their communities.
To register for this training, please fill out the application here. After NLIRH reviews your application, the organization will contact you for a short phone interview. This is a competitive process and we have limited space available. If you are selected to participate in the training, please be prepared to fully commit to the three day training in its entirety. The deadline to submit an application has been extended to June 20, 2012.
The specific components of the training include:
o The reproductive health rights of Latinas: History of feminism and the natal control of women of color in the United States, and the current climate around reproductive rights at the state and federal level
o Factors affecting abortion access within the Latina community
o Organizing and Community Mobilizing
o How to advocate for reproductive justice
o Development of Leadership
o The construction of a movement of Latinas in favor of reproductive justice
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. What if I can only attend part of the training?
We only have a limited number of slots and we want to make sure that everyone who is selected can participate in the entire training. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate activists who cannot fully commit to participate in the entire training.
2. I have never been active on reproductive rights issues; can I still apply?
This training is for Latinas of all backgrounds and experiences. During the training we will devote an entire session to the history of the reproductive rights movement as well as provide participants with reading material and resources.
3. How much does the LOLA Regional Training cost?
There is no charge for participating in this training. In addition, NLIRH will cover lodging and travel expenses.
4. What is the application process?
Applications are now available, here! Make sure you submit your paper form or fill out the online application by June 20, 2012. Submit the completed application and if desired, send your resume with “Regional LOLA Training: (your name) Resume” in subject line to Rosario Quiroz at email@example.com. After we review your application we will schedule a short interview with the top candidates.
5. Who can apply?
Anyone can apply! However, applicants must fulfill both of the following requirements:
*Must reside in one of the following Southern states: VA, NC, SC, TN, KY, AR, GA, AL, MS, LA, OK, FL
*Preference will be given to applicants ages 18-30, but all over 18 will be considered.
6. Where is the event taking place?
Charlotte, North Carolina. Please contact Rosario Quiroz at firstname.lastname@example.org for event details.