Making A Difference

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  •  Miss Major "Making a Difference" 
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Title:Making A Difference
Abstract:Miss Major, Director of the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGI J), discusses her personal history, activism, and development of the TGI Justice Project. She details the human rights violations and abuses experienced by transgender people both in and out of the prison system, and the support needed by the transgender community. Because gender variant and transgender individuals are housed according to their sex as assigned at birth, transgender women are regularly subjected to abuse and sexual violence within the prison system as the result of unsafe housing. After Miss Major’s talk, audience members pose questions about voting rights in prison, being transgender allies, and supporting those who are currently incarcerated.
Sequence:1 of 1
Creators:
  • Center for Women's and Gender Studies, University of Texas at AustinRole: Creator
  • Miss Major Role: Speaker
  • Matt RichardsonRole: Moderator
  • Andrea ZarateRole: Videographer
Contributors:
  • T-Kay SangwandRole: Writer of accompanying material
  • Kathryn DarnallRole: Writer of accompanying material
Date Created:2012/10/06
Languages:eng
Type of Resource:Moving image
Genres:activism
prison industrial complex
transgender human rights
Identifier:rpr_2012_10_06_p4
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