Gender Justice advocacy is a way to end patriarchy, different forms of Phobia (transphobia, and homophobia) to create a world free from misogyny. It is a movement that connects gender oppression to the different forms of (ISM) classism, racism, ageism, ableism and all other forms of oppression.
Gender Justice includes a range of issues that intersect with many movements. It often orients the work of movements that have fought for gender and sexuality rights such as movements for feminism, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, sex worker organizing, and HIV/AIDS activism around the needs of folks who experience multiple forms of oppression. Also, it's work that brings gender and sexuality into focus in movements that center economic justice, immigration reform, and civil rights but haven’t historically centered the leadership of women, trans, intersex, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of color.
The McKenzie Project continues to shift the narrative by creating a space for black TGNCNB+ folks to make sure that our community is included into this movement. We are currently the only organization in FLORIDA who focuses on the entire spectrum of what gender justice is and how we can combat it through creative arts & entrepreneurship studies.
Breathing While Black & Trans
A Gender Justice & Protection fashion show & rally
Examples of gender justice activism might include:
● Racial and/or economic justice that acknowledges how white supremacy, criminalization, incarceration, and capitalism negatively impact women and trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people of color
● Immigration justice with a focus on how women and LGBTQI people of color are criminalized as immigrant and/or within immigration systems, such as through deportation and detention