Join us for a fun and engaging evening at this FREE community event with CeCe McDonald and Joshua Allen, both trans artists of color and prison abolition activists, currently on a grassroots tour of the U.S. talking about justice, freedom, equality that include those living at the intersection of marginal identities.
A lively community discussion will be followed by a short Q&A, and a reception and light refreshments. Bring cash or a card if you want to buy a #BlackExcellenceTour tee-shirt too.
CeCe and Joshua will share some of their life experience, which will be followed by a moderated discussion about trans of color identity, visibility politics, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights and fighting the rising tide of violence against trans communities.
Student Commons Building
1201 Larimer Street, 2nd floor, Room 2600
Denver, CO 80204
In 2016 Joshua Allen and CeCe McDonald started the #BlackExcellenceTour as a social justice project that combats violence against trans, gender non-conforming and queer people of color. By utilizing art, activism, and storytelling to bring attention to issues affecting our communities, they are sparking discussions about justice, freedom and equality that include those living at the intersection of marginal identities.
With rollbacks in basic human rights protections and rising trends in violence and incarceration that disproportionately impact trans and gender non-conforming people of color, it is more important now than ever that we fund resistance that is for and by the people most impacted!
About CeCe and Joshua:
CeCe McDonald is a black trans woman, activist & speaker. Rising to international recognition after surviving a white supremacist & transphobic attack, CeCe has quickly become an icon in the LGBTQ community. She fosters important conversations around mass incarceration, sexuality & violence and is the star of the recently released feature length documentary about her life & story, Free Cece!
Joshua Allen is a community organizer and abolitionist whose work revolves around issues of race, gender and policing. Their work of coordinating direct actions, movement building and analyzing the intersections of race and gender has been a beacon of inspiration for communities seeking change. At 21, Joshua is recognized as leading the cutting edge of new social & political movements. They have organized campaigns for justice in countries across the globe.
ACCESSIBILITY- CU Denver Student Commons has elevators on the first floor and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on every floor. - Space in the front row will be available for wheelchairs and anyone with hearing impairment or other needs. We are currently securing ASL interpreters. Please email the organizers (listed below) for specific requests.
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This event was made possible by the generosity of community donations and the support of a Diversity and Inclusion Grant from the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, as well as
the following groups:
CU Council on Diversity and Inclusion
LGBTQ Student Resource Center
CU Denver Department of Communication
CU Denver Black Student Services
CU Denver Department of English
CU Denver Department of Sociology
CU Denver Department of Political Science
CU Denver Interdisciplinary Studies Program
CU Denver Latin Student Services
CU Denver Department of Philosophy
CU Denver Colorado Public Humanities Project
CU Denver Office of Research Services
CU Denver Master of Humanities/Master of Social Science Program
MSU Institute of Women's Studies and Services
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