I’ve been telling y’all over the last few months about TPOCC, the Trans People Of Color Coalition that is organizing and sorely needed in order for us to own our power in the trans movement
Well, another step has been taken toward becoming a reality. Here’s TPOCC’s Mission Statement and website:.
TransPeople of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is the only national social justice
organization that promotes the interest of Trans People of Color. TPOCC is an
organization to inspire and nurture collaboration among communities of color
dedicated to anti-racism and fighting transphobia and
the empowerment of transgender persons of color. We work to strengthen and
mobilize individuals, families, and communities by changing laws, educating the
public, and building social and economic strength among all persons of color
TPOCC was founded in May 2010 by Kylar Broadus and it has methodically been doing its thing as part of the Black Trans Revolution that is not being televised.
The reality is that the Black trans community is not being properly served by existing trans organizations and we can not allow this intolerable situation to continue.
There was a TPOCC breakout session at the recently concluded 2011 OUT on the Hill conference in which strategizing was done with our allies about how best to achieve the goals set out by the organization in its mission statement. .
Stay tuned to TransGriot and the TPOCC site for announcements concerning the dates, times and locations of upcoming town hall meetings being organized to take place in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit and Atlanta with dates and other cities to follow
TPOCC also engaged in a recent letter writing campaign to the NAACP over the erasure of transpeople from the recent LG town hall at their convention in Los Angeles.
I and TPOCC will expeditiously post any information of importance as the organization continues to build critical mass and seeks your input as trans people of color as to how best to serve you.