Black Trans* Women Lives Matter is a national call for peace and social justice campaign highlighting and resisting America’s crisis of state/male violence, segregation and hate crimes targeting African American girls and women in the transsexual and transgender communities. BTWLivesMatter@gmail.com
The Man Who Confessed To The NYPD In 2013 Of Murdering Black Trans Woman Islan Nettles Has Finally Been Arrested and Indicted, Yet Now James Dixon Pleads ‘Not Guilty’?
man named James Dixon was arrested earlier today for the 2013 murder in
Harlem of Islan Nettles, a 21 year-old Black woman of trans experience.
Dixon, 24, has
been indicted for both manslaughter and felony assault, and pled not guilty during
today’s arraignment. However, Dixon’s not guilty plea is in complete contrast to his *written* and *video*confession
of the crime he gave nearly two years ago. On August 21, 2013, just days after the attack, Dixon voluntarily turned himself in to the authorities and gave his admission of guilt statements to officers of the 32nd Precinct. Shockingly, he was still released from custody and has been at large up until today’s
17, 2013, Islan Nettles and her girlfriends were walking near Frederick Douglas
Blvd and West 148th St in Harlem. A few men approached the women, including
Dixon and his friend Paris Wilson, and soon began hurling transphobic and misogynistic
words at Nettles. Things quickly escalated and ended with Dixon brutally beating
Nettles to the point of her losing consciousness.
five days later in Harlem Hospital.
that the NYPD’s and the NYC court’s inadequate handling of this case back in
2013 doesn’t repeat itself this time around. Islan's family and friends have
suffered enough and deserve peace. She was a beautiful young 21 year old girl just
coming into her own and with big dreams.
On March 28th, 2017 at Westwood, California’s Hammer Museum a special performance of spoken word, song and movement entitled #SayHerName: An Evening of Arts and Action, curated by Abby Dobson, honored Black women and girls victimized by police brutality, featuring family members of victims, celebrated artists, civil rights scholars and social justice advocates. Hosted by African American Policy Forum, this special evening was part of the third annual #HerDreamDeferred, a weeklong series focusing on the status of Black women and girls by offering analysis and solutions to social injustice, organized by leading critical race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw, a Columbia and UCLA law professor. "Black women and girls have continually been on the front lines of progressive change movements, using their voices and stories to mobilize intersectional coalitions to dismantle oppressive systems". In partnership with Hammer Muse…
Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter Vigil and ‘Call for Peace’ @ Congressional
Black Caucus Conference
Trans* Women’s Lives Matter is holding a vigil and ‘call for peace’ outside
the Congressional Black Caucus Conference to honor the Black and Latina women
murdered in 2014 and to draw attention to this ongoing epidemic. WHEN: Saturday, September 27th
from 4:00pm to 5:30pm WHERE: Outside the Walter E. Washington
Convention Center, Washington D.C. ABOUT:Black
Trans* Women’s Lives Matter, a national call for peace, is a social justice
campaign drawing attention to America’s epidemic of male violence and hate crime
murders targeting African American young girls and women in the transsexual and
transgender communities. We aim to defend our sisters from the misogynistic, transphobic
and racist forces that fuel our oppression and to challenge the discriminatory laws
and unjust courts that often fail us. We seek solidarity and authentic support
from the mainstream Black social justice move…
Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter is co-sponsoring 'Culture & Resistance: A Night of Performance & Music to Urge Justice for Kayla Moore'(an unarmed Black trans woman killed by Berkeley police inside her own home. More info: www.JusticeForKaylaMoore.wordpress.com )
Where: Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California When: 7:30 pm (doors), 8:00 pm (program begins) More info: Facebook event (HERE) Tickets: Buy HERE - $15 day of / $10 advance
Join us to celebrate and honor Kayla Moore and build support her family. We welcome you to bring something to place on our altar for Kayla.
The night will feature: ~ Tasha, a one-woman play by Cat Brooks, based on the 2015 murder of Natasha McKenna by Virginia police. Followed by a talk-back with Kayla's sister Maria Moore and Cat Brooks. ~ Po' Poetsfrom POOR Magazine. ~ Kaila Love, Berkeley-based rapper, singer and songwriter. ~ Gina Madrid aka Raw-G, Oakland based rapper, emcee