What is the Trans Justice Program?
In June 2017, No Justice No Pridestarted their Trans Justice Program pushing the city to make concrete changes for the Trans Community.
Since its inception The Trans Justice program has been involved in coalitions around Decriminalizing Sex Work and Fare Evasion as well as other community safety oriendted coalitioons. Over the past year we've adjusted more and more to focusing on Emergency Rapid Response Support and mutual aid for TPOC: including housing, emergency care support, fundraising, legal support, and employment help.
What is the Community Support & Response Project?
Trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) communities are facing increasing levels of violence on top of barriers that have only continue to grow after the passage of FOSTA/SESTA in April 2018. Since then, NJNP has doubled-down on its work to fight back against anti-TGNC violence by providing Rapid Response Support to our familia as a crucial component of our Trans Justice Program, alongside Mutual Aid in the form of:
- Temporary Housing - at the NJNP House Collective or with NJNP allies who have space — for housing unstable or whose work hours extended passed the curfew at their existing housing. Housing was already a critical issue in D.C.’s TGNC Communities before the loss of Backpage and Craigslist Personals among other sites, but the loss in income resulting from these bills have left far too many unable to pay for rent, and many who were in the process of getting housing at tgh lost their deposits.
- Employment - Helping people find jobs, assisting with cover letter and resume writing, and practice interviewing.
- Access - Helping people get IDs, correct name and gender on legal documents, open bank accounts, raise money to keep their phones on, and access alternative and natural medicines.
- Meals - Working with community partners and allies to source meals and ingredients and make meals for struggling TGNC Community Members who stop by NJNP.
- Legal Support and responding to State Terror - Supporting and advocating for our accomplices at hearings, helping folks navigate the system, raising money for jail and legal defense support, signal boosting/engaging in Public Awareness Campaigns and working with community partners, organizations and volunteer lawyers to support TGNC community members in need.
Donate supplies, resources and materials.
Food, office Supplies, Beds and bedding, Meals, clothes, eletconics etc.
Can you help us obtain grocieries to make meals for our community?, do you have an extra mattress or any bedding lying around that you would like to donate?
At the NJNP Collective there is never shortage of needs to be filled. If you have any materials or supplies you can donate to the collective, it would go a long way.
We have a ongoing need for groceries, bedding material, office supplies - such as paper, folders, notebooks, etc - for our organizers, electronics such as printers, used and/or broken computers and cell phones.
In-Kind donations can be received at: 169 Uhland Terrace NE, Washington, DC 20002 - Between the hours of 10AM - 8pm, 7 days a week.
You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on facebook if you have any questions about what needs we may have.
Download the summary of the first phase of our Community Story Telling Project
No Justice No Pride is engaged in work to support multiple pieces of local legislation to decriminalize Fare Evasion and sex work along with finding solutions to those most on the margins within the TGNC Community.
We are also interested in learning about how to improve services related to housing, general wellness, immigration and more. It's important that we amplify different experiences with these issues to our elected leaders and other constituents so that they can better understand the direct impacts of this legislation, and ensure that their decisions reflect the needs of those they would affect.Download
Support Our Work!
NJNP recognizes the countless barriers that trans folx face when attempting to access basic needs, such as employment, housing, and human services. That’s why our Trans Justice Program has worked to train, employ, and provide mutual aid to young trans organizers and activists in DC on occupied Piscataway land. Our work has grown more quickly than anticipated and I write because we need your help to keep this important movement building effort going strong.