#SouthSpeaksOut Tour


#SouthSpeaksOut

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Ashlee Marie Preston

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Event TItle; Growing up Trans in the South

Oct 26th @ 6-8pm

Location: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Andre Perez and local community leaders at Rhodes College

Description: The threat of violence is an everyday experience for trans people. When Tiommi Luckett’s worst fears come true, she struggles to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been against a backdrop of self-imposed isolation. Join us for a screening of the inaugural episode from America in Transition, a brand new web series and community engagement campaign featuring trans people of color and trans people from rural America. 

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director, André Pérez followed by a facilitated panel on “Growing up Trans” in the South with Andre Perez and Memphis trans community leaders at Rhodes College.


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Growing up Trans in the South

Nov 1st @ 6-8pm

Location: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Speaker: Andre Perez

Description: The threat of violence is an everyday experience for trans people. When Tiommi Luckett’s worst fears come true, she struggles to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been against a backdrop of self-imposed isolation. Join us for a screening of the inaugural episode from America in Transition, a brand new web series and community engagement campaign featuring trans people of color and trans people from rural America. 

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director, André Pérez and Visibility Contradiction: a workshop. 2015 was heralded as the transgender tipping point, but it was a record-breaking year for violence and murders of trans women of color. Does celebrity make us safer? We will examine the role of visibility in movement building, the fight for civil rights, and achieving social justice.


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Growing up Trans in the South

Nov 4th @ 5-6:15pm

Location: University of Louisville; Louisville, KY as part of Come Together Kentucky

Join nationally known HIV activist and storyteller in the inagural episode of America in Transition, Tiommi Luckett for a keynote address about growing up trans in the South as part of Come Together Kentucky Conference’s opening plenary session. 

Tiommi Luckett is a transgender woman, born and raised in Helena, AR. A graduate the University of Arkansas, Luckett has lived in Little Rock for a decade. Co-Director of the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition, she advocates for the liberation of transgender & GNC people prioritizing the decriminalization of HIV, decriminalization of survival sex work, affordable housing for trans-identified individuals, equal opportunity employment, comprehensive healthcare and promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Luckett works with HRC locally. Nationally she works with Positively Trans under the tutelage of the Transgender Law Center, blogs for A Girl Like Me, is a CAB member of The Well Project, sits on the Steering Committee of the US PLHIV Caucus, and is part of Positive Women’s Network-USA.

Come Together Kentucky is the annual gathering for LGBTQ equality. College and high school students, as well as community members, who want to learn more about LGBTQ identity and social justice are invited to attend.

More details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/186272578466161/