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.
Re: Emancipation Park incident
By Randall Theodule
International Human Rights Day 2019
The International Human Rights Day 2019 theme is “Youth Standing up for Human Rights”. Taking some time to think on this year’s theme compared to years past, it resonated with me as a young person. Often times we think of those “standing for human rights” or “advocating for human rights” as those who are older than us young people between the ages of 12-29. Youth have always been a voice for the voiceless. We see young people championing change and advocating for the rights of LGBTQI+ people, women & girls and for issues like climate change .[...MORE}
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