GSA Day 4 gender justice
GSA Day for Gender Justice (#GSADay4GJ) is a national day of action for GSA clubs, LGBTQ+ youth, and allies to center trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse people and mobilize for their liberation.
This year, our TQ2S+ Youth Council will lead #GSADay4GJ through creative storytelling and media projects.
#GSADay4GJ is on Friday, November 17, 2023! Click here to visit this year’s GSADay4GJ Campaign webpage.
This year, we are calling on GSAs to mobilize around the fifth point of the platform:
We call for Decolonization and Reparations for all Indigenous and Black Peoples
We call for the payment of reparations that are owed and the reclamation of cultural practices by the communities from which they originated. We call for the active and complacent perpetrators of cultural appropriation and colonization to be held accountable and to recognize the privilege they maintain through the oppression of others.
In 2018, The National Trans Youth Council (TRUTH) wrote and published their Nine-Point Platform for liberation, draft the platform in order to define their revolution and achieve liberation. The manifesto is not a static document, but a living one, so that it may be updated and changed to reflect the council’s increasing understanding of the systems of oppression and the changes in the language we use to describe both ourselves and these systems. Since its creation the platform has been used for each year them for GSA Day 4 Gender Justice.
In addition to celebrating GSA Day 4 Gender Justice we have had trans and nonbinary artists create art based on the theme of the year:
“TRUTH Nine Point Platform”, Rommy Torrico (2018)
“Self-Determination”, ArtTwink (2019)
“Abolition”, Kah Yangni (2020)
“Transformative Justice”, DXTROSE (2021)
“End Patriarchy”, Noa Aspen (2022)
Calls to Action!
2. Engage and Discuss with our Zine
Check out our zine created by members of the National TQ2S+ Council! Learn about land acknowledgments and allyship, view youth interviews and art, and engage in discussion questions, and more. Click here to view the zine!
3. Join the Art Campaign
Leading up to #GSADay4GJ, we would like to invite TQ2S+ youth to create art pieces, videos, and stories centered around Gender Justice and this year’s theme: “We Call for Decolonization and Reparations for all Indigenous and Black Peoples.” You can do this solo, with friends, or with your GSA! Share the pieces on social media using #GSADay4GJ and #HoldHeritage. Tag us @ourtranstruth and @gsanetwork so we can see and share your unique creations!
Check back for more direct updates soon!