Join us for an evening talk with Cece McDonald on the struggles of black trans women in the United States and to raise awareness on the continued disappearance of Sage Smith in our own town of Charlottesville.
Saturday, November 1st 7:00 pm
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St NW 2nd Floor Charlottesville, VA 22903
Cece McDonald has become a fierce, leading voice in the black trans community after being charged and sentenced as a result of a violent, racist attack on her and her friends in Minneapolis on June 5th, 2011.
Sage Smith is a black trans youth who went missing in Charlottesville on November 20th, 2012. Her family and friends are still searching, despite a lack of attention from media and local authorities regarding her case. This event will serve as a jump start for a campaign to raise awareness and raise funds to aid in the family’s search for Sage. More details on the fundraising campaign will be announced soon.
Event will be moderated by YM Carrington.
Presented in collaboration with
Community members, friends and family of Sage Smith
Queer and Allied Activism at UVa (QuAA)
Wayside Center for Popular Education
Reception to follow immediately after the event with food donated by
Harvest Moon Catering
Event space is wheelchair accessible.
Free childcare will be available for this event with certified providers.