CE WEEK-END DANS TOUTES LES FJU #FJU #BELGIQUE 🇧🇪 Un des plus grands problèmes de la jeunesse c'est l' indéfinition qui amène la frustration. L'indéfinition est pareil que marcher dans l'obscurité. Êtes-vous prêt pour la guerre???
Big report released today by PFLAG Nashville and Tennessee Health Care Campaign on healthcare for LGBT populations in Tennessee. Full report here: https://issuu.com/tennesseehealthcarecampaign/docs/care_and_caring_june_2017_online_he Check it out and share!
Our steering committee member Larry Frampton from the Tennessee AIDS Advocacy Network also sits on the Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council. The 2017 Data Summit tonight presented a year's worth of data for middle TN counties Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson. Interesting to note is that new cases are down in 2016 compared to past years. Also notable that the past few years there have been no IV drug use transmission among women but this year there were five, attributed to the opiate epidemic. The new needle sharing bill that passed will hopefully help address this. Also clear disparities by race. #1 reported barrier to accessing services is fear of others learning of HIV status and fear of criminalization, since we still have a disclosure law on the books in TN. Lots to think about. Lots of work still to do to end HIV in TN.
HFTN coalition partner Free Hearts's Dawn Harrington testifying yesterday in Boston for the Commonwealth of MA with the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls about the TN Primary Caregiver bill that Free Hearts introduced this past session in TN and that they will be advocating for next year in 2018. Go Dawn!! [Image description: three femme appearing people seated at a table with a microphone appearing to give testimony. Dawn is seated in the center. Behind them stand an older woman with four teenage appearing femme people standing with her. In the background there are people seated observing. Location appears to be a court house or state government committee room of some kind.]
Here is our wrap up of the 2017 legislative session. As with most sessions, we had losses and some gains. But our wins go beyond what bills were passed or not, as we know that real winning is when people use their power to speak out on issues that matter to them. Healthy and Free mobilized hundreds of Tennesseans to action in contacting or directly visiting their legislators, we hosted a Lobby Day on February 21st, supported people directly impacted to testify before Committees, supported a new coalition partner, Free Hearts, in drafting their own legislation and lobbying for more humane rights for incarcerated families, and coalition partner Tennessee AIDS Advocacy Network had a big win in passing needle exchange. Click the link below for a detailed synopsis on the status of bills HFTN was watching.
To our Nashville supporters, Healthy and Free TN has signed on to the "Nashville Together" campaign to support Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition [TIRRC] in keeping the Nashville municipal government out of the deportation business. Women and pregnant people may be afraid to call the police in a domestic violence situation if they think it will lead to their deportation. Or, it may keep them from accessing healthcare or attending civil society events. There are a myriad of reasons why ICE is bad for Nashville and bad for Tennessee. The next major step the Nashville Together campaign is a 2nd vote with Nashville Metro Council on June 20th at 6 PM at the Metro Historic Courthouse (Facebook event below). We encourage our Nashville supporters to please attend and support this campaign!
At #reproactive2017 hearing from Rep. Jamila Jayapal, the first Indian American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and Rep. Laurie Halverson (D-MN), Lisa Stone at Legal Voice, Angel Rupert Indivisible Guide, Ilyse Hogue NARAL Pro-Choice America, and moderator Maya Rupert at Center for Reproductive Rights. Big themes are that we must focus and fight to keep the ACA for the next two weeks, that we can reframe, broaden, and win at the state and local level, that we MUST fight this fight intersectionally--this is not your mother's repro rights movement, and super real comments from TN's own Cherisse Scott of SisterReach speaking the truth about the need for more women of color leadership and voices in this movement and the history of the state treating black women as wombs and breeders and basing access to birth control on whether to breed to fuel the economy or suppress the birth rate in black communitities. We *have* to talk about and center racism in this movement #blackmamasmatter
A federal appeals court has set August 2nd as the date for attorneys to deliver oral arguments over Tennessee's controversial abortion measure Amendment 1 in the November 2014 election. The state constitution says for an amendment to succeed, it must be ratified "by a majority of all the citizens of the state voting for governor, voting in their favor." Tennesseans who voted for or against the amendment but did not also cast a vote in the governor's race should not have their votes for the amendment counted, opponents to the measure argued in court."
Chattanooga partners and supporters -- Two of our coalition partners TTPC (Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition) and Concerned Citizens for Justice are co-hosting this event with two other local organizations in Chattanooga. Please join TTPC, Concerned Citizens for Justice, Tennessee Valley Pride and the Intersectional Feminist Alliance of Chattanooga to view MAJOR! the documentary. MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community.
The Tennessee Prison Book Project, an affiliate of the Nashville Feminist Collective, is a volunteer group of feminists committed to creating community and working with those inside jails and prisons in TN to get the books they want and need into their hands. They strive to center women, queer, transgender and young people of color who are imprisoned in their work and hope that as this project evolves, those of us inside and out will work together to grow this project into a strong and sustained connection across prison walls. This Sunday, they are having a Splash Party Fundraiser to help to raise $500 for the project! Check out the Facebook event below for more details! https://www.facebook.com/events/262459820887612
Artist Niki Johnson created a breathtaking 8’x8’ mural made out of signage from Planned Parenthood health centers that were recently defunded and forced to close. This Friday, join Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio for a cocktail reception and artist talk to explore how this piece was created and the deep meaning it has for women and reproductive health care.
Today marks one year since 49 LGBTQ and allied people were taken from us at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL. This year OUTMemphis will honor the victims with action. Folks will gather on Monday, June 19 at 8pm to reflect and re-galvanize efforts to rise as a stronger, more connected community. Memphis folks, please share and support! FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/702414476623238/
Did someone say... hiiiiii-yaaa!? Our latest grant partner Children's Bureau, Inc will host a Martial Arts and Yoga program serving 45 children in crisis at the children's shelter. Now that's something to be excited about!
We're out here for day 2! We're providing Special Olympics Indiana Games athletes with new shoes. Please visit Healthy Athletes, complete 3 areas and come see us! We'll professionally size and fit for the right fit.
Chose promise, chose due! Salut à tous, comme vous le savez la compétition était chaude 🔥🔥 🔥 Voici quelques extraits des 4 matchs éliminatoires masculin et féminin ci dessous, vous étiez présents 😇??? D'autres images arrivent en vidéos et photos aussi, restez connectés! ⚽ Laissez un petit mot ✍ on ne s'arrête pas, car il y a tant d'autres surprises qui nous attendent bientôt..., préparez-vous juste car on va bouger en été et n'hésitez pas à nous contacter dans les forces jeunes respectives, à vos claviers, un petit commentaire ici 👇👇👇
One of our favorite days of the year is upon us.... volunteering at Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games! We'll bring 250 Finish Line volunteers to the Games as well as a HUGE surprise that has to do with SNEAKERS! #FINLCheers4SOIN
This summer Camp Rainbow, Inc. will host a development and life skills program serving 470 financially, emotionally and socially disadvantaged youth. The Youth Foundation is proud to support them and their amazing mission!