TWOCC exists to create revolutionary change by uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experience of trans people of color. Historically, trans women of color have been the catalyst of change for social justice movements, yet we continue to be impacted by structural oppression. TWOCC is a one of a kind organizing collective that develops and amplifies the leadership of trans women of color to be the writers of our own narratives. We believe that the voices of those most impacted by structural oppression must be at the forefront of our movement. Do you?
TWOCC was established in September of 2013 to fill a void of visibility, acocountability and opportunity for trans people of color to leap into their leadership as well as lead Courageous Conversations with our cis counterparts to develop framework and analysis enabling them to stand in solidarity with our movement. We are a grassroots, volunteer led collective. We are not a traditional non profit therefore we are not funded by government resources.
In August of 2014 we launch Our fundraising campaign with a goal to raise 10K in one month, we raised 20K! With your help TWOCC launched #BlackTransRevolution Liberation Tour which enabled TWOCC to hold rallies, healing retreats and Call to Actions on the east coast and parts of the Midwest. We traveled to Columbus, Ohio, Washington D.C., NYC, Boston, Baltimore, North Carolina and Ferguson. Our events united our community to rally around the lives of trans women of color. With your contributions we were able to host Our leadership Summit in Pittsburgh which brought 25 trans and gender non-conforming people of color from all over the country to engage leadership development, team building, writing workshops. Our 4 day spiritual journey centered healing, restoration, fellowship and action in our movement building. We built friendships, stregnthed our kinships and developed action plans for our regions to continue our efforts towards visibility, accountability and opportunity.
We are so excited to expand our healing retreats into our national leadership institute next year and are raising funds to cover operating costs, grant writing, office space and stipends for volunteers. We are doing the work shift paradigms that sustain revolutionary change in our community. Won’t you join us by becoming a monthly contributor.
We are an organizing collective, NOT a registered non-profit. We are fiscally sponsored but not government funded. We rely on grassroots fundraising to sustain the work. Trans women of color have historically — and continue to — put our bodies on the line for justice. The amount of unpaid emotional, physical, and psychological labor we do for our movements is astronomical. We are tired of the lip service that mainstream LGBT orgs give to trans women of color issues. Standing in Solidarity looks like leveraging your resources, funding our work and engaging in educating other cis folk about our movement.
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