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Friday, May 31 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Clogging the Pipeline: Your Role in Disrupting the Incarceration of Trans Communities

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Despite often being removed from public sight and affect, prisons, jails, and practices of policing remain as some of the most critically destructive forces in the lives of trans, gender non-conforming and queer people. More than 57% of trans people report fear of engaging with law enforcement; more than 16% of trans people, 21% of trans women, and 47% of Black trans women have been incarcerated at some point in their lives; and while incarcerated, trans women consistently experience ongoing gender-based violence. Although the work of organizations to intervene and protect these communities in their adult age is critical, earlier interventions in a person’s youth and their social environments as well as sustained advocacy for prison abolition can be powerful tools to help mitigate the impact of these violent systems on a personal level. In this workshop, participants will explore the prison industrial complex and its relationship to the school-to-prison pipeline, hetero- and cisnormative familial structures and their resulting impacts on trans, gender non-conforming, and Black and brown communities spanning from youth to adulthood.


Egypt Dior

Egypt Dior (she/her) is a passionate community engager focusing on transgender justice, abolition, and prisoner justice. She is an aspiring paralegal who believes in the advancement of the rights and protections of transgender and gender non-conforming people universally.
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Tanya Nguyen

Tanya Nguyen (she/her) has been a volunteer organizer with Black and Pink for five years. She has a social sciences background and is always learning from her community. She lives in NYC and spends her time scheming for abolition, cooking for Vietnamese potlucks, and reading novels... Read More →

Rona Sugar Love

Rona Sugar Love (she/her) is a Black and Pink member who was released from incarceration. She is a gentle, caring loving person who loves nature, animals and protecting lgbtq rights. She loves writing and helping others with social problems and as a paralegal she gives legal advice... Read More →
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Xaelah Jarrett

she/her/hers, Intersectionality Track Lead / High School Program Lead
Xaelah Jarrett (she/her) is a Black trans womanist pursuing her interests in public health and queer and trans liberation. She’s particularly interested in cultural and intergenerational trauma, youth empowerment, and critical engagement with ideas of love and intimacy. She holds... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Fairfield Room