Jennicet Gutierrez: Liberation Not Deportation: Resistance and Resilience of the Trans and Queer Movement, Friday, April 8, 2016, 6:00pm, Oakes Learning Center

October 20, 2015

By , Assistant Professor LALS 

Gutierrez Liberation not Deportation

Join us on April 8th, 2016 at 6pm at Oakes Learning Center to dialouge with Jennicet Gutierrez on issues transgender women of color face nationwide and her efforts to adovocate community change.

Jennicet Gutierrez is a Transgender Latinx Activist who oragizes with Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Her efforts aim to end the dentention of Undocumented Transgender women of color who are detained by ICE and exprience sexual harrasment, and abuse in the detention centers that do not correpond to their gender identity. Jennicet has particpated in direct action at the Orange County Detention Center and particpated in other efforts across the state of Califronia. 

Deemed the "White House Heckler" for interrupting President Obama during pride week in efforts to end detention for transgender women, Jennicet's resilience has proven to be powerful in advocating for change for Transgender Womxn of Color.

Come take part of this amazing event! For more information, visit the facebook page.

This free, public event enjoys the support of the Chicano Latino Research Center, Oakes College Provost, Student Union Assembly, Ethnic Resource Centers, Lionel Cantu Queer Center, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Oakes College Senate, College 9 Senate, and the Educational Opportunity Program Office.