JHU Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance is excited to welcome our closing event speaker, Jennicet Gutiérrez, as part of April Awareness Days 2016. Her talk, on April 27, is titled "Liberation, Not Deportation: Detention, Immigration, and Trans Rights."
Jennicet is a trans Latina activist from Mexico who advocates for her community through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM, Trans Queer Liberation Movement.
She has dedicated her life to movements that center and uplift trans women of color. Jennicet successfully garnered mainstream attention to her struggle in 2015 after interrupting President Obama during his White House speech in honor of Pride Month.
She continues to speak on the resistance movement of trans immigrant women fleeing violence in their home countries only to face discrimination, torture, sexual abuse, and murder inside and outside the U.S. detention and incarceration system.
This event is free and open to the public.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about accessibility or accommodations.
We'd like to thank our co-sponsors: the Office of LGBTQ Life, the gender equity director, the Program in Latin American Studies, and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
Cover image from Micah Bazant. A physical print from the artist will be included in our MasQUEERade prizes on April 23.