qdep update august 18

Against Elizabeth! Bond Funds For Trans Girls

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Against Elizabeth! Bond Funds For Trans Girls
August 18, 2016 6:00 PM
August 18, 2016 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to $20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
212 620 7310 ext. 300
July 14, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
qdep update august 18


Great news! Alithú’s bond has been PAID and she has been released! She is back in her community and working with her lawyer on getting her asylum proceedings on-track as soon as possible. Queer Detainee Empowerment Project is proud to have been able to provide for Alithú financially during her time of need and wishes her the best in her legal battle ahead! Un abrazo!

With regards to the event, it has been re-named AGAINST ELIZABETH: Bond Funds for Trans Girls. Elizabeth Detention Center was the all-male facility in New Jersey Alithú was being held at and its our ultimate goal to have it shut down!

Money raised at the event will go towards QDEP’s ongoing bond fund specifically designated for incarcerated trans women across the country. This is an ongoing project and we want to take this opportunity to further develop the grassroots social safety nets so needed by our transgender sisters of color. Furthermore, we have changed the event date to AUGUST 18th, 2016.

As before, this event will be led and performed in by exclusively trans-feminine people of color. QDEP’s commitment to a transfeminist liberation includes making time and space for other trans women to express themselves as fully and authentically as possible.

As before, t-shirts and drinks will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project’s ongoing trans prisoner bond fund. Entrance is still a $5 – $20 suggested donation, though nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Any questions, requests, or volunteering interests should be directed to QDEP’s Office Manager Adelaida Shelley at