SAVE THE DATE as we celebrate Miss Major on October 25th!
Dear TGIJP Friends & Family,
For almost a decade, our Executive Director Miss Major Griffin- Gracy has been a powerful force of love and leadership within the TGI Justice Project family and international liberation movements. Her tireless work fighting for TGI people in
prisons, jails, and detention centers has changed the national discussion around mass incarceration and our communities. Miss Major has positively impacted the lives of countless people.
At 73 years of age, following a lifetime of struggle and dedication to this work, Miss Major has decided to retire her position as Executive Director at TGI Justice. We're excited to announce that TGIJP Program Director Janetta Johnson, Miss Major's daughter and protégé, will be leading TGI Justice in the next chapter of our critical work.
We like to share these words from Miss Major:
“I want to thank you all for working with me and being part of the
transitions and changes we’ve gone through at TGIJP over the years.
And I want to assure you that while I’m stepping down as Executive Director, my mouth is not stepping down and I will continue to bitch and let people know what my community is going through. It's difficult living in our truth, but what better way to survive? It's important that we survive; we've got to come out on top. Please continue to support and back up Janetta for taking on the responsibility of taking TGIJP into the next phase. Wish her well and help her prosper. Be safe and stay strong."
We invite you to celebrate Miss Major's incredible legacy and retirement on her birthday, October 25th 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area. More details will be forthcoming, but you can be sure this will be an event as historic and iconic as Miss Major herself. This event will be a fundraiser for Miss Major's retirement, so please join us in supporting her as much as she has supported us all!
SAVE THE DATE and SEE YOU SOON!
The TGI Justice Project Family
Get your limited edition TGI Justice Project #BlackTransLivesMatter TShirt (front modeled above by Cris, Woods, Gail and Janetta left to right). Available Online For A Limited Time Only!! Sizes S-4XL, Crew Cut or V-Neck!
No to Prison Industrial Complex: San Francisco's Trans Community Responds to Brutal Murders
Grieving a trans woman of color's recent murder, activists in San Francisco call for community-based safety solutions.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29256-no-to-prison-indus . . .
Bustin' Out: From Solitary to ReEntry
Watch TGIJP's Program Director Janetta Johnson’s video
for Black Girl Dangerous’ MagniFLY! Video Visibility Project for Trans Women of Color.
Her video is called~ "Bustin' Out: From Solitary to ReEntry"
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people—inside and outside of prison—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.