CeCe McDonald - Transgender Activist

     and the Rutgers-Camden It Gets Better When... - Video Screening
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
401 Penn (side entrance of Paul Robeson Library)

In honor of International Day of Transgender Visibility (March 31), CeCe McDonald will give a presentation at the Rutgers-Camden campus titled, “On Racism, Mass Incarceration, & Trans Liberation.” CeCe was a political prisoner incarcerated for defending herself against a racist, transphobic assault in July, 2010. Supporters and activists in her home state of Minneapolis, as well as others across the U.S., created a solidarity campaign to demand her freedom and were able to win her a reduced sentence. After serving a 17-month term, she was released in January 2014. CeCe has since become a leading activist for LGBTQ liberation, prison abolition, and racial justice. She is currently working on a forthcoming documentary with actress Laverne Cox titled, Free CeCe.
Plus...It Gets Better When...Premier Video Screening
As part of the It Gets Better Project, students at Rutgers University-Camden have made a video addressing the question: "What are the social and political changes that need to occur to create an environment were life will indeed get better for LGBTQAI folks?" Join us for the premier screening of the video and learn more about social and political barriers to LGBTQAI equality – and what we can do to help it getter better.