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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2016 BUILDING OUR POWER INSTITUTE

on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:40

More information about the BOP Institute:

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A Message from Healing As Resistance Together (HART) Coordinator, Nate/ Nia Faulk

on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:04

BreakOUT! Bids Farewell to Nate/ Nia Faulk as Healing As Resistance Together (HART) Coordinator

(Photo credit: Amanda Greene)

 BreakOUT! is sad to see Nate/ Nia Faulk transition from their staff position back into their position as Core Member Leader, but is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for them!  Thank you, Nate/ Nia for your leadership!

Check out their transition letter to all of you below:

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Dear beautiful people,

How thankful I am for the chance to lead a movement filled with opulence! How grand that five Black trans ladies came together and thus BreakOUT! exists! How superb it is that I have been granted such a family for the last four years!  The many places and faces I can now call home!

For two and a half of those years, I’ve been witness to an experience

BREAKOUT! TO TACKLE SCHOOL PUSH OUT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH GSA NETWORK

on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:33

NEW ORLEANS GSA NETWORK LAUNCHES AS PART OF BREAKOUT! FAMILY

Photo from GSA Youth Day at Youth Empowerment Project, 2015 

BreakOUT! is excited to announce that the New Orleans GSA Network, formerly a program of the National GSA Network, has officially become part of the BreakOUT! family.

The New Orleans GSA Network is the only city GSA Network that the GSA national office operated outside of California and had been renting office space from BreakOUT! since its inception last year.  But starting mid-January, the New Orleans GSA Network will be under the leadership of BreakOUT!  and operated as a project of the organization.

BreakOUT! 2015 Annual Report

on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:27

BreakOUT! Mourns Loss of Member, Ciara Aaliyah Love

on Thu, 12/24/2015 - 17:43

 

“Ciara.  Aaliyah.  Love.
 
Ciara Aaliyah Love. That’s my name.”

 

It is with a heavy heart that BreakOUT! shares the news that another one of our members, Ciara Aaliyah Love, has passed away.
 
Ciara performed in the BreakOUT! and Ping Chong + Company production, Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories from LGBTQ Youth in New Orleans.
 
Ciara makes the 3rd transgender young woman of color that BreakOUT! and the New Orleans community has lost this year.

BreakOUT! is accepting donations on behalf of the family to cover funeral and burial costs.  You may donate to her family here.

Ciara Aaliyah Love.  Say her name.

 

Read more about Ciara in Say My Name, Say My Name here.

GROUPS TO MARCH TO CITY HALL TO LET NEW ORLEANS KNOW #BLACKTRANSLIVESMATTER

on Sat, 11/14/2015 - 02:37

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GROUPS TO MARCH TO CITY HALL TO LET NEW ORLEANS KNOW BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER
CALL ON CITY TO BECOME “SAFE CITY” FOR TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY


BreakOUT!, a community-based organization that seeks to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans, along with local and national partners, will take to the streets on November 20th, 2015 to honor the lives of 22 trans women murdered and countless other trans and gender non-conforming youth lost to deportation, suicide, interpersonal, and state violence this year, most of whom were women of color.

Led by trans and gender non-conforming youth of color, the march, known as the National Trans March of Resilience (TMOR), will start at Louis Armstrong Park with a rally and gathering at 11am and end with a press conference

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

on Sat, 10/24/2015 - 19:32

 

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!

BreakOUT! Partners with National, Local Groups to Release "Who Pays?" Report

on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 03:23

Report Shows True Cost of Incarceration on Families

BreakOUT! is excited to announce the release of a report, Who Pays: The Real Cost of Incarceration on Families, the result of a partnership with national partners the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Forward Together,along with local partners Voiceof the Ex-Offender and Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children and 17 other organizations around the country.

Learn more about the project and download your copy of the report here.  Be sure to check us out on p. 35!

Katrina, 10 Years Later...

on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:02

Check out this video featuring BreakOUT! for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, along with The Nation article, A Movement Lab in New Orleans, featuring some of our work.

Also check out www.katrinatruth.org for the real story of New Orleans, including a showcase of BreakOUT!'s research that demonstrates many of the disparities faced by LGBTQ youth of color in New Orleans and this video by the Greater New Orleans Organizers' Roundtable that includes images and footage from BreakOUT! actions.

Where you'll find us during K10 events:

BreakOUT! will be participating in many of the Gulf South Rising and other Katrina 10 Year Anniversary events around New Orleans.  Here's where you can find us:

Monday, August 24th - Tuesday, August 25th America Healing: A Community Engagement Experience

BreakOUT! Featured in New Video from Signified

on Sun, 07/12/2015 - 15:16

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