Seven new recruits were sworn into the Syracuse University campus peace officer academy today by Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile. Cecile performed the swearing in of the academy recruits as an official welcome and endorsement of the joint law enforcement…
Celebrating Trans Week of Liberation 2022
Annually Trans Week of Liberation (TWoL) celebrates trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people. It’s an important time to acknowledge progress made, but also to challenge our communities to go beyond visibility and representation through a variety of events and programs.
“Despite an increase in visibility, the trans community continues to be one of the most marginalized members of our society, with disproportionate rates of homelessness, violence and lack of basic resources. This inequity is only exacerbated for Black and Brown trans women,” says Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center. “We encourage the Orange community to join us at this year’s TWoL events to learn more about the disproportionate impact that the prison industrial complex and the justice system have on trans folks and challenge all of us to look towards abolition and liberation.”
Trans Pride Across Campus
On Monday, March 28, the Trans Pride flag will be raised in front of Hendricks Chapel. Additionally, the grassy knoll will be filled with small flags and educational resources on the trans community.
“Where Justice Ends” Screening and Keynote Jennifer Love Williams
On Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in 200 Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, join the LGBTQ Resource Center to explore the conditions within the U.S. prison system and the injustices that befall transgender people encountering the law. Following, engage in conversation with Jennifer Love Williams, a formerly incarcerated Black transwoman, entertainer, activist, and co-chair of Formerly Incarcerated People (FIP) and representative of Black and Pink NYC, a prison abolitionist organization supporting LGBTQ and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive prisoners. She also founded the Jen Love Project, which provides support and care packages to queer and trans individuals newly released from incarceration. Registration is required and a boxed dinner will be provided.
Additional highlighted opportunities and resources to be involved during TWoL and beyond include the following.
- Tuesday, March 29: Safe Zone Workshop
- Wednesday, March 30: Trans Affinity Group/TWoL Trans Social
- Friday, April 1: Knit Three, Spill the Tea
- Wednesday, April 6: Trans 101 Workshop
- Monday, April 25: Safe Zone Workshop
- Tuesday, May 3: Trans 101 Workshop
- Supporting Student Wellness Series: Trans and Gender Affirming Services