Re: Emancipation Park incident
The following was issued to participants at the Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference on October 7, 2019 by Neish McLean, ED of TransWaveJa.
"The planning committee would like to acknowledge that an incident happened at Emancipation Park during a tour on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at approximately 4:45pm, where one of our volunteers, a trans woman, was stopped and questioned by Shalk Security. The volunteer entered the park through the entrance on Park Boulevard along with approximately 40 other persons who were a part of the group.
We want to share that as the organisers, TransWave Jamaica, We-Change and ECADE, are preparing a letter in order to have discourse with the relevant agencies - National Housing Trust, Park Management and the Jamaica Tourist Board. We’ve reached out a lawyer to seek advice and support. The safety and security of all our participants for this conference is very important and as such we’re not taking the incident lightly.
The incident is a reminder that trans people in Jamaica have limited...
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