Reairing of OutSource’s interview with activist, organizer, and artist Elle Hearns. Elle is a co-founding member and former strategic partner of the Black Lives Matter Network, and she is the founder and executive director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI). MPJI focuses on advocacy, organizing, and building spaces of community and safety specifically for Black transgender people. Elle discusses how systemic and institutionalized white supremacy contributes to violence against Black people, and specifically Black transgender women in the United States. She also discusses her thoughts on moving from allyship to solidarity, and creating community around Black liberation.
For more information about the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, click here.
Black Transgender women continue to face both institutional and interpersonal brutality and violence in the United States. To learn more about the lives tragically lost this year alone, and how to take action to address issues of violence against Black transgender women, you can access this resource guide.
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