This week’s show features a conversation with Katie Burgess of the Trans Youth Support Network about the case of CeCe McDonald. Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald is a young African American transgender woman who is charged with two counts of “second degree murder” after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race. We’ll talk about some of the realities of how gender and race are dealt with by police and prisons and critiques of the effectiveness of Hate Crimes legislation.
There are 3 upcoming days of action around the case: 11am on 11/21 in Minneapolis, a day of call-ins/faxes/emails on 11/22, and court solidarity on 12/05.
Check out the CeCe support site at https://supportcece.wordpress.com/ for more info.
CeCe’s blog can be found here https://supportcece.wordpress.com/category/ceces-blog/