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Posts tagged "CeCe McDonald"

juliammore:

The FREE CeCe documentary needs your help! Let’s make this better and better with every dollar donated!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-cece-documentary/x/6227341

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la-negra-barbuda:

Laverne Cox’s documentary about CeCe McDonald now has a twitter account and a website! Check them out for more info on the documentary! Support Black transwomen!

twitter: @freececedoc

website: http://www.freececedocumentary.net/

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fromtheinnersoul:

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CeCe McDonald was released from prison (should’ve never been there in the first place; see Support CeCe and Prison Culture for why). She’s hanging out with Laverne Cox! Listening to Beyoncé! They will be spending some time together since Laverne is creating a documentary on CeCe. (I may have bawled a bit.)

While the long awaited good news is here, I think of two important things that @PrisonCulture alluded to: One is that someone serving time for self-defense in a transmisogynistic, misogynoiristic and racist society and then being released is not “justice.” Justice would have occurred if she had a right to defend herself in the first place! Second thing is that the work is not done for trans people. She shared a link to the transformative justice project and other links were shared in the hashtag that I am about to mention.

A hashtag, #BecauseofCeCe was started by @JanetMock that included beautiful sentiments about CeCe and discussed the importance of justice for trans women. I saw cis and trans people alike in that tag with incredibly beautiful words. Janet also penned a letter to CeCe, part of which I could feel Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise in:

Activist and community members around the world have chanted, ‘FREE CECE.’ But I know you have been free this entire time. No one could take that from you. Your narrative alone, in your own words, with your own beauty and power and love and graciousness, showed me that I did not need to fight for your freedom. Your life was yours. Your body was held captive. But you were always free.

So, that’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. She goes on in the letter to discuss critical intersectional issues that speak to CeCe’s experience—ones often ignored even within LGBTQIA spaces, because of White supremacy and patriarchy, no less. Critical post.

Cheering for CeCe and wishing her the absolute best in life. 

I teared up. Our Cece is free!

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mad-lynn:

mx-yamazaki:

This is the best thing ever! It’s official :D 

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I’m crying. !!!

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caosmosi:

freececemcdonald:

Dear CeCe McDonald supporters, The rumors are true: CeCe is scheduled to be released from prison in January. She will wait and write a public statement about her release after she gets out of prison, because she wants to tell you all in her own words and own time. She would like to spend her first days out in privacy, with people she feels close to. Again, information about her release will be shared when CeCe feels it is the right time to do so. In the meantime, she and her support committee ask everyone to be patient.  We are excited to throw her a party, the weekend after her release. As soon as the venue and date are confirmed, we will announce! This party is a chance for everyone who has been supporting CeCe to come out and celebrate her release with her.  Many of you are eager to send contributions of money or materials, to aid in her transition home. Keep an eye on the FreeCece Mcdonald Facebook page for specific ‘asks’ in the future. Right now, because of the incredible support of her community here in Minneapolis and around the world, she will be safe, comfortable, and cared for when she rejoins us. Please consider sending a donation to other incarcerated people or abolition movements. (Check out the Rainbow Defense Fund http://rainbowdefensefund.wordpress.com/). Thanks everyone for supporting CeCe, and for supporting her now in the way she most needs: with your patience.  ~ CeCe Support Committee 

i’m so happy for thissss!!! 

caosmosi:

freececemcdonald:

Dear CeCe McDonald supporters,

The rumors are true: CeCe is scheduled to be released from prison in January. She will wait and write a public statement about her release after she gets out of prison, because she wants to tell you all in her own words and own time. She would like to spend her first days out in privacy, with people she feels close to. Again, information about her release will be shared when CeCe feels it is the right time to do so. In the meantime, she and her support committee ask everyone to be patient.

We are excited to throw her a party, the weekend after her release. As soon as the venue and date are confirmed, we will announce! This party is a chance for everyone who has been supporting CeCe to come out and celebrate her release with her.

Many of you are eager to send contributions of money or materials, to aid in her transition home. Keep an eye on the FreeCece Mcdonald Facebook page for specific ‘asks’ in the future. Right now, because of the incredible support of her community here in Minneapolis and around the world, she will be safe, comfortable, and cared for when she rejoins us. Please consider sending a donation to other incarcerated people or abolition movements. (Check out the Rainbow Defense Fund http://rainbowdefensefund.wordpress.com/).

Thanks everyone for supporting CeCe, and for supporting her now in the way she most needs: with your patience.

~ CeCe Support Committee

i’m so happy for thissss!!! 

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lioneater:

Maybe over the winter holidays you received a few gift cards that you could spare and donate to CeCe.
I will be donating the Target gift cards I was given, as well as some sewing supplies.
Send to: Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, 3405 Chicago Ave, Suite 103, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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freececemcdonald:

FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
Please take a moment to visit the site and contribute a tax deductible donation so this important work can continue.
http://fiscal.ifp.org/project.cfm/655/

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toomanyfeelings:

*legit gasp*

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racismschool:

Writing and mailing a letter may seem like an antiquated idea but imagine the happiness you could bring to someone who wasn’t expecting it and could use a little pick me up. Hopefully, you’ve heard CeCe’s story. Who better to send a kind word to than someone who was convicted for defending themselves? The daily anguish CeCe must be dealing with would be enough to cripple even the bravest of hearts. Send CeCe a message, a card, a picture, etc. Something to make her smile. Something to let her know that she is being thought about. Something to let her know that you are on her side. Something to tell her, she isn’t alone.

Chrishaun McDonald
OID#238072
Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud
2305 Minnesota Boulevard S.E.
St. Cloud, MN  56304

Bring a little joy to a girl behind concrete.

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