March For Black Trans Lives
when &+ where
Please join us Sunday, 6/28 at 3:30 to honor the lives of Black Trans Lives that have been lost. We remember Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, Riha Milton, Tete Gullie, Nina Pop, Tony McDade and others whose names we may not know. We as a community must stand up for justice and to honor these individuals who were taken too soon.
June 28th, 2020 is the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which is widely regarded as the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement in the US. All rights LGTBQ people have now are because of the actions taken by Marsha P Johnson, a Black trans woman, and Stormé DeLarverie, a Black butch lesbian. On this day, we will be honoring all the Black queer people, and especially Black trans women, who have given us our contemporary rights today.
In line with the national demands from BLM, there will be a focus on defunding the police. We must look at divesting from policing and investing into our communities. We are working on a list of demands that will be released.
We are also crowdfunding to pay speakers for their time. Wrong Brain (http://wrongbrain.net), a community non-profit based in Dover who support unconventional, under-represented and emerging artists of all mediums in the Seacoast, NH, has kindly agreed to be our fiscal sponsor. You can either donate via: -BigCartel, https://wrongbrain.bigcartel.com/product/march-for-black-trans-lives-donation, -PayPal, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are going to donate via Paypal, please put "March" in the notes so it can be properly tracked. These links can also be found in their linktree via Instagram, @wrong_brain. We appreciate your support!
We will have people marching from Traip Academy and Four Tree. We are asking people from Maine to go to Traip, and people from NH to go to Four Tree. We will all be ending up together in Prescott Park. The march route will be released at the meeting points with additional information.
We will have speakers at the event ending in Prescott park, as well as a literature table and snacks + water. Mask is required and social distance when possible. Please bring signs and noise makers.
The march from Four Tree and Traip Academy may not be accessible for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids due to hills, but the route into Portsmouth will be. We welcome folks to meet us at either side of Memorial Bridge, about 20 minutes after the march kicks off. We are also looking for ASL Interpreters and will update this page as that unfolds. If you know anyone interested in helping out, please DM us! There will be loud noises during this march.