New Voices, New Visionaries: Towards a Migrant Justice Movement Led from the Queer and Trans Frontlines

New Voices, New Visionaries: Towards a Migrant Justice Movement Led from the Queer and Trans Frontlines

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Friday, Jul. 17 12:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Jul. 17 1:15 PM (Eastern)

Room: 222 C

Undocumented and previously detained trans and queer migrants will discuss how their experiences have illuminated and defined the need for structural change in U.S. society to address racism, homo and transphobia and immigration injustice. Our community suffers acutely in detention and faces an absence of health care, housing and jobs in Arizona. We are responding by fighting detention and creating jobs, housing and health initiatives that center the experiences, needs and leadership of our trans and queer migrant community in and out of detention. Our movement is providing solutions and social models that address injustice as a whole with concrete social change. Because of deep and concrete understanding of social justice, trans and queer migrants must be at the forefront of social movements to build a new society.

Moderator

Panelists

Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

Coordinator for Arcoiris Liberation Team and volunteer at AZ Quip (Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project).