Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Sunday, June 21 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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With the #FreeMarichuy and #FreeNicoll campaigns, more attention is being paid to issues around immigration, mass incarceration, and violence against transgender folks. In this strategy session, we will be discussing the violence facing the transgender community, specifically transgender womyn, who have been caught up in the for-profit detention industrial complex. We will strategize how to stand up as and with undocumented trans/queer folks and fight back!


Bahar Akyurtlu

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP), Black and Pink NYC
Bahar is a first-generation Turkish trans woman and QDEP organizer. In addition to her work with QDEP, Bahar is one of the coordinators of the New York chapter of Black & Pink, a national organization serving incarcerated queer and trans people

Jamila Hammami

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)
Jamila is a queer first- generation Tunisian- Arab woman of color community organizer & social worker from the south now based in NYC. She is a founder and Executive Director of the Queer Detainee Empowerment project and an advocate for undocumented folks in and out of in immigration... Read More →

Sunday June 21, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Student Center: Room 285
  Strategy Session