BreakOUT!

2020
2020

JOINED LA HOOP COALITION

Louisiana Harvesting Opportunities Outside of Prison Coalition – a collective of advocates committed to dismantling systems of white supremacy and abolishing youth incarceration in Louisiana.
2020

TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE 2020

Annual celebration with panelist, food, music and more.  To remember and honor the Black and Brown Trans lives taken from us, and a day to build a safer New Orleans community
2020

REAL NAME CAMPAIGN

Mobilized to support the Real Name Campaign in challenging the high fees tied to name changes in Orleans Parish.  The reduction in fees to file a name change in New Orleans Parish goes in to effect later this year!
2020

NOLA MARCH FOR TRANS LIVES

Mobilized with The NOLA Trans March & other organizations to call for an end to violence taking the lives of Black Trans Women.
2020

#FTP PRIDE

BreakOUT! is taking Pride back to its radical roots with a !Fuck the police, Fuck Pride! virtual panel of Black Queer and Trans brilliance and magic. Exploring an end to police brutality with Southern Black Trans & Nonbinary organizers, cultural leaders, and scholars.
2020

JUSTICE FOR ALEXA VIGIL

A national call to demand justice for Alexa; a trans Latinx woman killed in Puerto Rico.
2020

COVID OFFICE CLOSURE

We closed our offices due to COVID-19 in March of 2020.  We also started a COVID-19 fund- in anticipation of our members not being able to access services and stimulus money – and to prepare for our membership to use zoom.
2020

ENERGETIC RE-GROUNDING WITH THE WORLD HEALING LAB

working with the World Healing Lab learn new grounding and cleansing practices and documenting our healing and restorative justice practices that we will take forward into the future with us.
2019
2019

TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE 2019

Celebration with food reflection and performance.  A day to remember and honor the Black and Brown Trans lives taken from us, and to build deeper relationships within New Orleans community to create a safer New Orleans for our members, community and beyond.
2019

RELAUNCH OF TRANS MARCH OF RESILIENCE

Partnered with NOLA Trans March founder Milan Sherry and local community leadership and organizations to provide meeting space and resources to the 2nd Annual Trans March of Remembrance
2019

NOLA GSA SUMMIT

Annual skill share convening of New Orleans GSA members, clubs, staffers, support teachers and networks
2019

MISS PRIMERVAL

A fundraiser for the Trans Defense Fund at BreakOUT!, Which provides legal financial support to LGBTQ youth and support in dealing with the criminal justice system for BreakOUT! members.
2019

NIGHT OUT FOR SAFETY AND LIBERATION 2019

National event – Night Out for Safety and Liberation BreakOUT! hosted a self-defense workshop led by the Trans Boxing Collective;  an artist-initiated boxing club for trans and gender variant people, and a Sex positive safety discussion
2019

CANS CAN’T STAND MARCH

Mobilized and endorsed the Justice Walk to remove the Crimes Against Nature Laws organized by Transcending Women
2019

PRIDE FROMUSTOTHEM

Focusing on connecting and checking in with our members inside the prison system. Joined by the co-founders, staffers and Bay Area community stakeholders  of the Comptons Transgender District — the world’s first transgender district,– together we celebrated the heritage and presence of transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people in San Francisco’s TENDERLOIN area and NOLA.  […]
2019

JUSTICE FOR ROXSANA

We partnered with Congreso and more to participate in the national call to demand justice for Roxsana; a trans Latinx woman who died in an ICE detention center 1 year ago in May and continue to demand the shut down of I.C.E
2019

MAY DAY MOBILIZATION 2019

Led by the Congress of Day Laborers at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice with more than a dozen New Orleans groups in attendance— representing hospitality workers, civil rights, immigrants, club dancers and LGBT youth, among others
2019

BREAKOUT! RECRUITS NEW BOARD

We recruited for BreakOUT!’s new Advisory Board in March as well as plan for the filing of our 501(c)3. These folx on our Advisory Board will become the organizations first governing board since BreakOUT!’s creation.
2019

HOLDS CONSENT DECREE MONITOR TO DEEPER ASSESSMENT

After attending the Consent Decree Monitor’s public feedback session in Feb. members of BreakOUT! and our We Deserve Better Committee met on a regular schedule with the Consent Decree Monitor’s Office to inform on the treatment of Trans and Nonbinary folx with NOPD and inside of the incarceration and detention systems.
2019

BREAKOUT! PRESENTS @ CREATING CHANGE

BreakOUT! members present workshop on the youth organizing track on how to build a culture of healing while organizing at Creating Change in addition to having staff participate in workshops and panels

BreakOUT!

2020
November 28

JOINED LA HOOP COALITION

Louisiana Harvesting Opportunities Outside of Prison Coalition – a collective of advocates committed to dismantling systems of white supremacy and abolishing youth incarceration in Louisiana.
November 20

TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE 2020

Annual celebration with panelist, food, music and more.  To remember and honor the Black and Brown Trans lives taken from us, and a day to build a safer New Orleans community
September 1

REAL NAME CAMPAIGN

Mobilized to support the Real Name Campaign in challenging the high fees tied to name changes in Orleans Parish.  The reduction in fees to file a name change in New Orleans Parish goes in to effect later this year!
June 28

NOLA MARCH FOR TRANS LIVES

Mobilized with The NOLA Trans March & other organizations to call for an end to violence taking the lives of Black Trans Women.
June 19

#FTP PRIDE

BreakOUT! is taking Pride back to its radical roots with a !Fuck the police, Fuck Pride! virtual panel of Black Queer and Trans brilliance and magic. Exploring an end to police brutality with Southern Black Trans & Nonbinary organizers, cultural leaders, and scholars.
May 5

JUSTICE FOR ALEXA VIGIL

A national call to demand justice for Alexa; a trans Latinx woman killed in Puerto Rico.
March 24

COVID OFFICE CLOSURE

We closed our offices due to COVID-19 in March of 2020.  We also started a COVID-19 fund- in anticipation of our members not being able to access services and stimulus money – and to prepare for our membership to use zoom.
February 1

ENERGETIC RE-GROUNDING WITH THE WORLD HEALING LAB

working with the World Healing Lab learn new grounding and cleansing practices and documenting our healing and restorative justice practices that we will take forward into the future with us.
2019
November 23

TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE 2019

Celebration with food reflection and performance.  A day to remember and honor the Black and Brown Trans lives taken from us, and to build deeper relationships within New Orleans community to create a safer New Orleans for our members, community and beyond.
November 20

RELAUNCH OF TRANS MARCH OF RESILIENCE

Partnered with NOLA Trans March founder Milan Sherry and local community leadership and organizations to provide meeting space and resources to the 2nd Annual Trans March of Remembrance
September 15

NOLA GSA SUMMIT

Annual skill share convening of New Orleans GSA members, clubs, staffers, support teachers and networks
August 19

MISS PRIMERVAL

A fundraiser for the Trans Defense Fund at BreakOUT!, Which provides legal financial support to LGBTQ youth and support in dealing with the criminal justice system for BreakOUT! members.
August 4

NIGHT OUT FOR SAFETY AND LIBERATION 2019

National event – Night Out for Safety and Liberation BreakOUT! hosted a self-defense workshop led by the Trans Boxing Collective;  an artist-initiated boxing club for trans and gender variant people, and a Sex positive safety discussion
July 1

CANS CAN’T STAND MARCH

Mobilized and endorsed the Justice Walk to remove the Crimes Against Nature Laws organized by Transcending Women
June 15

PRIDE FROMUSTOTHEM

Focusing on connecting and checking in with our members inside the prison system. Joined by the co-founders, staffers and Bay Area community stakeholders  of the Comptons Transgender District — the world’s first transgender district,– together we celebrated the heritage and presence of transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people in San Francisco’s TENDERLOIN area and NOLA.  […]
May 28

JUSTICE FOR ROXSANA

We partnered with Congreso and more to participate in the national call to demand justice for Roxsana; a trans Latinx woman who died in an ICE detention center 1 year ago in May and continue to demand the shut down of I.C.E
May 1

MAY DAY MOBILIZATION 2019

Led by the Congress of Day Laborers at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice with more than a dozen New Orleans groups in attendance— representing hospitality workers, civil rights, immigrants, club dancers and LGBT youth, among others
April 1

BREAKOUT! RECRUITS NEW BOARD

We recruited for BreakOUT!’s new Advisory Board in March as well as plan for the filing of our 501(c)3. These folx on our Advisory Board will become the organizations first governing board since BreakOUT!’s creation.
March 1

HOLDS CONSENT DECREE MONITOR TO DEEPER ASSESSMENT

After attending the Consent Decree Monitor’s public feedback session in Feb. members of BreakOUT! and our We Deserve Better Committee met on a regular schedule with the Consent Decree Monitor’s Office to inform on the treatment of Trans and Nonbinary folx with NOPD and inside of the incarceration and detention systems.
January 15

BREAKOUT! PRESENTS @ CREATING CHANGE

BreakOUT! members present workshop on the youth organizing track on how to build a culture of healing while organizing at Creating Change in addition to having staff participate in workshops and panels
In late 2010, people from Women With a Vision, Brotherhood Inc., the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana’s LGBTQ Youth Project, and an unorganized group of LGBTQ young people come together with other community partners to meet with the Department of Justice, who is investigating the New Orleans Police Department.

After discussing issues related to the NOPD, Crimes Against Nature laws, and Orleans Parish Prison, the conversation turns to community solutions for problems we are facing in New Orleans.