SAVE THE DATES: Transgender March of Resilience, Resistance, Celebration, & Healing Nov. 17th – 22nd

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JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE TRANSGENDER RESILIENCE & RESISTANCE!
BreakOUT!, along with partners in New Orleans and across the country, will take to the streets to celebrate the lives of 22 trans women murdered and countless other trans and gender non-conforming youth who lost to deportation, suicide, interpersonal, and state violence this year, most of whom were women of color.

Building on the tradition of Trans Day of Remembrance, we will also take this time to celebrate the resilience and resistance shown by queer and trans youth of color every day.

NOVEMBER 17th, 7-8:30pm
*MY EXISTENCE IS POLITICAL: TRANS TALK PANEL*

The week of action kicks off with an intergenerational panel discussion with Women With a Vision and BreakOUT! as part of WWAV’s My Existence is Political series.  CANO’s Creative Space at the Myrtle Banks Building, 1307 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.  More info here.

NOVEMBER 20th, 11am-2pm
*TRANSGENDER MARCH OF RESILIENCE*

The Transgender March of Resilience (TMOR), will begin November 20th at Louis Armstrong Park at 11 am. We will then march to City Hall for a press conference & action at 1pm led by queer and trans youth of color!  More info here.
NOVEMBER 21st, 7pm-11pm
*KIKI FOR A CAUSE*

Then, on November 21st, Our TMOR Kiki for a Cause will take place at The Pelican Bay Restaurant, 1701 Elysian Fields Ave. The event will feature amazingly talented Queer and Trans youth of New Orleans along with community allies eager to showcase their support and fundraise for BreakOUT!’s Building Our Power Institute. $12 Early Bird Tickets available online or $15 suggested donation at the door. (No one turned away due to lack of funds.)  More information and tickets available here.
NOVEMBER 22nd, 3pm-5pm
*HEALING DRUM CIRCLE*

Lastly, join us as we close out the weekend of events with a healing drum circle and African dance with the Congo Square Preservation Society at Congo Square, Armstrong Park.

 

For more information about any of these events or BreakOUT!, give us a call @ (504) 252-9025, email us at info@youthbreakout.org, or join the Facebook event.

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