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Help us raise bail for one of our community members and sisters who is involved with the Solutions not Punishment Coalition, who was arrested and jailed on two petty city offenses last week!
Over a week ago, one of our community members and sisters who is involved with the Solutions not Punishment Coalition, was arrested and jailed on two petty city offenses that are commonly used to target, criminalize, and harass trans women of color and survival sex workers in this city. We are keeping her name and identity private.
One of the charges was what is commonly known as “idling and loitering”. The other charge was “Pedestrian walking in a roadway”, which has since been dropped. Since she has been arrested, she has been inside the city jail and we are trying to raise the bail money so we can get her out, which is $1100. We know, as CeCe McDonald, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox have all shared in various news outlets recently, that jails and prisons aren’t safe for anyone, and especially not for trans women.
THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT
"We’re learning a lot about this thing called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This war time disease. This combat fatigue diagnosis. And we read something worth sharing. Fact, urban youth are twice as likely to get Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than soldiers who are coming home from war. So tell me, what’s the difference between homicide in the streets and bloodshed on the battlefields of Iraq. […] The only difference there is between a soldier with PTSD and one of my students with it is that a soldier gets to leave the battlefield, while my kids go home to it."
Not to mention the significance of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome as part of transgenerational trauma.
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