In June, Jennicet Gutiérrez an undocumented, trans Latina, and the head ofFamilia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement made headlines after interrupting President Obama during his speech celebrating "Gay Pride". Her demonstraton sparked a conversation about the exclusion of trans and queer people, communities of color, and immigrant communties from the mainstream gay liberation movement and lead to meaningful change.
Jennicet was speaking out against the violation of trans/gender queer immigrants in detention centers. One week after her demonstration the White House issued an executive order ensuring that detainees would be held in facilities according to their preferred gender. Jennicet's activism and its effects have been mired in ongoing always relvant discourse about the politics of respectability.
What should civil disobedience be, should disruption be a part of our civil ethos, and what does this look like at the intersections? Join us on October 13, Tuesday night at 7:00pm for Jennicet's address and workshop on critical resistance, civiliy, and civil responsibility.
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