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February [Monthly Community Meeting] – Free CeCe! (Film)

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0

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Much of what we celebrate during Black History Month is achievements. Given the U.S.’s long and difficult history around race, it makes sense that many of these achievements are overcoming tremendous adversities and mounting collective resistance and resilience efforts. Both of those themes are front and center in Free CeCe!, a film we will view together Saturday, February 16, 2019 (2:00pm), at Independence First.
Free CeCe! features interviews between noted trans actor Laverne Cox and CeCe McDonald. In 2012, McDonald – a bi Black trans woman – and her friends were physically assaulted, including racist and transphobic threats and taunts. McDonald defended herself, resulting her attacker’s death. CeCe was jailed in men’s prisons, and community members – including Laverne Cox and dozens of advocates around the country – worked to get her hormones and eventually arrange for her early release.
Is it a coincidence this all took place in Minneapolis, where the first two openly trans City Council Members were elected in 2017? Come and we’ll talk about it!
But Do It In a New Space!
Remember that FORGE is now meeting at Independence First. Please note that because so many of Independence First clients (like FORGE participants) have chemical sensitivities, this will be a scent-free meeting. Please avoid using products that are scented.
Plenty of free parking is available, and the new site is on the Green and 15 bus lines. Join us!

New Meeting Location!

The January 2019 FORGE meeting will not be held in our usual place. Instead, we will be meeting at:

Independence First

540 S 1st Street

Milwaukee, WI

Our new location is one result of an emerging partnership with IndependenceFirst.
Plenty of free parking is available, and we hope the new site will be more accessible to those who bus in.
For the safety and comfort of those with chemical and environmental sensitivities, IndependenceFirst requests that people refrain from using any perfumed grooming products such as scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, and heavily scented fabric softeners. It is also important that the space remain a smoke-free environment; therefore in addition to not smoking in the building, we ask that you refrain from smoking in paths of travel and doorways.


February 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
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540 S 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI United States
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