Red square, Yellow peril, Black flag: FULL CALL-OUT TO CANCEL RACHEL IVEY’S SPEAKING DATES

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PLEASE REPOST 

Please email and call these spaces and let them know that you are unhappy that they are allowing Rachel Ivey of Deep Green Resistance to speak at their space as part of the Resistance Rewritten speaking tour. Rachel Ivey considers trans women to be men; equates being transgender with being “trans racial”; and is friends with Cathy Brennan, a well-known transmisogynist who has publicly outed trans youth, filed lawsuits against her critics, and campaigned against gender identity protections. More on Rachel Ivey and DGR’s transphobia here.

We have included a sample email below.

June 1: Florida International University – Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)
https://www.facebook.com/events/467969713285770/

Florida International University
Phone: 305-919-5500
Email: bbcinfo@fiu.edu

Office of Campus Life
Phone: 305-919-5804
Email: bbcclo@fiu.edu

June 23: Bluestockings (New York, NY)
https://www.facebook.com/events/381278195323130/

Phone: 212-777-6028
Email: info@bluestockings.com
events@bluestockings.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/bluestockingsnyc

June 24: City College of New York (New York, NY)
https://www.facebook.com/events/377717232347861/

Office of Student Life
Phone: 212-650-5002
Email: studentlife@ccny.cuny.edu

June 28: First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA)

Phone: 215-563-3980
Email: info@philauu.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philauu

July 4: University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

Phone: 416-978-2011

July 19: The Democracy Center (Boston, MA)
https://www.facebook.com/events/521052471263534

Phone: 617-492-8855
Email: info@democracycenter.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Democracy-Center/110212969005483

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing because I saw that [space name] is hosting an event on the Resistance Rewritten tour featuring speaker Rachel Ivey of Deep Green Resistance. I am asking that you cancel the event due to Rachel Ivey’s oppressive beliefs about transgender people.

Rachel Ivey considers transgender women to be men; equates being transgender with a white person saying they are a person of color; and is friends with Cathy Brennan, a well-known anti-trans blogger who has publicly outed transgender youth, filed lawsuits against her critics, and campaigned against gender identity protections. Deep Green Resistance, the organization for which Ivey is speaking, has as its official policy that trans women are men. This is unacceptable.

I urge you to cancel this event. Transgender women are some of the most at-risk people in our society for violence, harassment, and murder. People like Rachel Ivey wish to obscure the intense violence done to transgender women, and indeed reinforce trans oppression.

Further reading:
https://flyingbrickrva.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/why-deep-green-resistance-is-not-coming-to-the-flying-brick-library/
http://www.decolonizingyoga.com/how-derrick-jensens-deep-green-resistance-supports-transphobia/

Sincerely,
[your name]

SIGNAL BOOST! this person is coming to the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO on July 4th. LETS SHUT THIS SHIT DOWN ALREADY.

Red square, Yellow peril, Black flag: FULL CALL-OUT TO CANCEL RACHEL IVEY’S SPEAKING DATES

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