Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 23th "Opening Night" Education Rally & Vigil Info.

Education rally concerning the problematic film, "Ticked Off Tra**ies With Knives"

Location: 181 2nd Ave NYC- Village East Cinemas
8pm-10pm- rally, speakers, vigil
11-30pm - re-gather and rally
12am- movie premiere starts, but we will be passing out educational flyers and rally with signs

April 23 Educational Rally on Tribeca’s Opening Night of “TOTWK”- a film which is transphobic, dehumanizing, offensive, misrepresents and endangers trans women’s lives.

What: An educational rally educating about the transphobic film “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives (TOTWK)”. Celebrities, trans advocates & LGBT activists will be speaking. A candle light vigil for trans victims of hate crimes will also be held.

Why: The movie makes light of violence and rape against trans women, exploits the high-profile murder of teenager Angie Zapata, includes the pejorative term “trannies” in its title, inaccurately depicts trans women’s identities as drag queen “performers” and “caricatures” and misrepresents the lives of an extremely disenfranchised group who suffer violence at alarming rates.

See more INFO on why we are boycotting film:!/group.php?gid=106926329329724&ref=mf!/group.php?gid=103500239687288&ref=ts

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