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#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.”

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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.

Houston:

Wednesday, August 25th at 6:00 CDT

Hermann Park Conservancy

Dayton:

Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00pm EDT

Dayton Courthouse Square in Dayton, Ohio

Nashville:

Tuesday August 25th at 1pm ET

Church Street and 12th Street

Chicago:  

Black Trans Lives + Labor

Tuesday at 5:30pm

1255 S Halsted, Chicago, IL

Columbus:

Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30pm EDT

City of Columbus – City Hall

Washington DC:

Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm EDT

Join and keep up with the conversation via the #Sayhername and #BlackTransLivesMatter hashtags on social media.