Thursday, May 24, 2012
Letter Writing Night for Cece McDonald May 29th
Tuesday, May 29, 7PM Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N High.
On June 5, 2011, Chrishaun 'CeCe' McDonald, a 23-year-old transgender woman of color, was walking to the grocery store with friends after midnight when a group of white bar patrons began screaming racist and transphobic slurs at them. CeCe was assaulted with a broken glass, puncturing her cheek and during the fight that followed, Dean Schmitz, a white man with a swastika tattoo was fatally stabbed. CeCe was charged with second degree murder, despite the fact that she and her friends acted in self-defense. On May 2nd, Cece pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Join us in calling for an end to racist, transphobic violence in our communities as we send letters of love and support to CeCe!