Tuesday, August 23, 2011

laborreguita: iragray: [Image description: A black and white...


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via Liquor&Spice on 8/22/11



[Image description: A black and white flyer for CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color. There is a banner at the top and bottom of the image. The top says "FREE" while the bottom says "CECE." There are three people of color in between the banners. They are taking a picture with a cellphone it seems, and they are all smiling. CeCe is the person in the middle with the longer hair than the other two. The text above the top banner says "FIGHT BACK AGAINST TRANSPHOBIA AND RACISM" and below the bottom banner it says "Crishaun 'CeCe' McDonald is a trans woman of color who was assaulted by a group of white people. One man, bear a swastika tattoo on his chest, died during the attack. (The font is then more bold) Cece was attacked because of racism and transphobia and now she is being charged with second degree murder." There is a dividing line underneath that text and then it says "PACK THE COURT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 8:30AM (the font is then made bigger) WWW.SUPPORTCECE.WORDPRESS.COM"]

The prison system is a terrible place in general, but it's even worse for trans* folks. CeCe, for example, is being kept in solitary confinement for her supposed protection. This needs to end.

Here is a list of things you can do to support Cece from donating to her bail (this will also help the 4 youth who were displaced since she was arrested), writing her letters, donating books, etc. This is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, so if you live near there, try to make it out to her court date. 



Things you can do from here:


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