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Rally to demand progress on Chicago murders of transgender women
2018-10-25

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Following the unsolved murders of two black transgender women in Chicago in 2018 and as the Trump administration readies a new attack on transgender people across the country, transgender advocates in Chicago will hold a press conference and rally to demand an update into the murders of Dejanay Stanton ( she/her ) and Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier ( she/her ) from the Chicago Police Department and request that elected officials and candidates for city offices provide a plan that will seek justice and curb violence towards transgender people, specifically transgender women of color.

The events will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. A press Conference will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a rally to follow, at the Chicago Police Department Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan, Chicago ( near the 35th Street CTA Green Line Station and Sox/35th CTA Red Line Station )

Planned speakers are:

Reyna Ortiz, Board Vice-Chair, Equality Illinois ( she/her )

Valerie Griffin, Mmother of Dejanay Stanton ( she/her )

Channyn Lynne Parker, Manager, Broadway Youth Center ( she/her )

LaSaia Wade, CEO, Brave Space Alliance ( she/they )

Beverly Ross, transgender community advocate ( she/her )

Lia Stokes aka Amailia Black, entertainer and community activist ( she/her )

Gearah Goldstein, transgender community advocate ( she/her )

Brian C. Johnson, CEO, Equality Illinois ( he/him )

Elise Malary, transgender community advocate ( she/her )

LGBTQ clergy will lead a human chain around the perimeter of the police department hymning "We Shall Overcome."

—From a press release


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