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Laidback in Heels

Caribbean Transfemme Joy, Empowerment, and Visibility

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Join Caribbean Equality Project on Thursday, March 31 at 6 pm for "Laidback In Heels: Caribbean Transfemme Joy, Empowerment, and Visibility," - a one-night virtual conversation to commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility 2022. The evening will center CEP's Black and Brown Trans and Gender Non-Conforming leadership for a living-room-style discussion centering on the value of lived experiences in today's world through a racial justice lens.


Host:

Kadeem Robinson (they/them), CEP Policy Advocate and Co-host of Stush an’ Bush Podcast 


Panelists: 

Tiffany Munroe, Trans Justice Coordinator, Caribbean Equality Project

Sai Ali, Unchained Facilitator and Trans Justice Unit Organizer, Caribbean Equality Project

Dee B. Browne, Mental Health Outreach Specialist, Caribbean Equality Project

Xoë Sazzle, Trans Activist, Trinidad & Tobago

Twinkle A. Paul, Policy Advocate, Caribbean Equality Project


The Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) has spent more than six years advocating for and supporting New York's LGBTQ+ Caribbean population. Through leadership development and capacity building, the organization has cultivated a core group of talented and committed leaders, community organizers, and activists from the very same service population in NYC. Year-round, the intergenerational and racially diverse Queer and Trans leaders organize mutual aid efforts such as culturally-responsive food pantries and economic relief for undocumented low-income LGBTQ+ immigrants in Caribbean-centric neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. From providing peer and professional-led support groups and creating multimedia pride and visibility campaigns to legislative advocacy and leading culture-specific congruent services, the Caribbean Equality Project's leadership has been on the frontlines fighting for equity and collective liberation. 


In commemoration of Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) 2022 on March 31, a day created to celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people's resilience. So often, trans and non-binary advocacy and visibility focus on the challenges and oppression our people face. To continue challenging transphobia and systemic violence, CEP is creating an ambitious social media campaign to uplift Afro and Indo-Caribbean trans voices. The initiative is being organized by the Caribbean Equality Project's internal Trans Justice Unit, led by Black and Brown TGNC Caribbean immigrants. This social media campaign will amplify the intersectionality and Caribbeaness of our TGNC leaders while celebrating the mundane joys, accomplishments, challenges, and camaraderie that TGNC Caribbean people in NYC experience.

 

The Caribbean Equality Project's advocacy and organizing efforts are all volunteer-led, with a focus on community building through education, facilitation of pro-bono legal representation for Caribbean LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, culturally competent mental health resources, visibility at city-wide Pride parades and cultural festivals, and empowering LGBTQ+ Caribbean diasporic community through storytelling and resource sharing. 

The Caribbean Equality Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, registered non-profit organization. All contributions and donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

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