Events

31st March, 6pm (GMT) 7pm (CEST)

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Sometimes visibility isn’t enough. During these intense times, solidarity has never been more important. For this Trans Day of Visibility, we at Trans Feminism International and aequa are organising a solidarity event to write to trans folk in prisons in the UK and Germany. While many people on the outside are just beginning to understand what isolation means, incarcerated trans folk know it all too well and receiving letters and cards can be a lifeline to a caring community.

The session will be online and in English. We’ll hear a couple of short presentations, then we can write our letters and cards separately – but also together, gathered in a cozy, online space – and send them off. At this point we can’t take on collecting letters/cards, but we’ll provide you with addresses to post them to in the UK/Germany. We’ll also give some considerations for writing/posting safely during the pandemic.

Don’t worry if you’ve never written to someone in prison before, we’ll give you some tips and starters! We’ll be writing to folk in the UK and Germany so feel free to write in English or German, whichever you feel comfortable with.

This event is organised in collaboration with these amazing groups:

Books Beyond Bars UK (a UK collective of volunteers who send books and other educational materials, free of charge, to incarcerated LGBTQIA+ people.)

Solidarity Apothecary (a UK herbal apothecary materially supporting revolutionary struggles and communities with plant medicines)

Trans*fabel (Berlin distributor of trans/inter/enby books in Berlin who will be presenting their work and taking orders for home book deliveries)

Previous events from TFI:

Taking place on the first Tuesday of the month from September to December 2019, Trans Feminism International will be screening films in collaboration with the fabulous Other Nature in Berlin. Entrance is by donation to raise funds for Books Beyond Bars UK getting books to incarcerated Queer folk. Facebook event here!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 7pm “Screaming Queens”
Tuesday, October 1st, 7pm “Kumu Hina”
Tuesday, November 5th, 7pm “Queen of the Desert”

The first film of the series is “Screaming Queens”, an inspirational and powerful documentary about the trans-led riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, three years before Stonewall.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/27347012

The second, “Kumu Hina”, depicts the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a māhū, a transgender woman, and a kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDaAoYZUlUA

In the third, “Queen of the Desert”, we meet “real life Priscilla” Starlady, a transfeminine youth worker in Australia. The documentary follows her on a journey to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, where she goes to work with a group of young people.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=G7_MDOSereY

Our final documentary, “Transsexworks” takes us a lot closer to home, to the trans* sex workers of Froebenstr. in Berlin, many of whom are migrants, and subject to regular racist & transphobic abuse. The film follows local trans* organisers who work alongside the womxn to organise basic support and care structures.

Update: This final film night has been cancelled but check out the trailer below and the important work of Trans*sexworks here.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/246465092

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