#BlackLivesMatter: Trans Liberation Tuesday
On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter organizers will take a stand against the violence facing Black transgender women.
“Trans Liberation Tuesday” will kick off in response to the “incredible violence facing Black women and the Black transgendered women murdered in 2015 alone,” a press release states.
“We say the names of Mya Hall, Kandis Capri, Elisha Walker, Shade Shuler, Ashton O’Hara, India Clark, Amber Monroe. We say the names of the Black trans women whose lives have been cut short and demand that our cisgender family acknowledge that all Black Lives Matter,” said Elle Hearns, Black Lives Matter strategic partner and GetEQUAL Central Regional Coordinator. “The time is now to join #BlackLivesMatter in action as we celebrate our sisters who are living- the very sisters who have fought next to us to sustain this declaration that has been heard around the world.”
Organizers will take to several city streets to acknowledge the lives lost. Three Black trans women, Elisha Walker, Ashton O’Hara, and Kandis Capri, were reportedly murdered in a 24-hour period on Aug. 17.
Here’s a full list of cities where planned demonstrations are scheduled.
Wednesday, August 25th at 6:00 CDT
Hermann Park Conservancy
Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00pm EDT
Tuesday August 25th at 1pm ET
Church Street and 12th Street
Black Trans Lives + Labor
Tuesday at 5:30pm
1255 S Halsted, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30pm EDT
Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm EDT