June 1, 2020
Dear beloved communities:
We write to you in love, in rage, and in grief.
Fresh Meat Productions condemns the horrifying murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the many, many, many Black people murdered by police every year in the US. We condemn police and government retaliation against protesters and fear for the safety of our communities as we brace for more violent retaliation in the coming days.
We understand that this violence that targets Black communities is nothing new – It is part of the legacy of a country founded on invasion, genocide, slavery and segregation; it’s the continued legacy of white supremacist law enforcement institutions used to uphold systems of genocide, slavery, segregation and incarceration.
We stand with millions of people across the country who are rightfully outraged by these killings, by the continued profiling and murder of Black and Brown people, and by continued state efforts to suppress community gatherings and protests against anti-Blackness and white supremacy.
We denounce white supremacy and anti-Blackness in all of its forms.
Fresh Meat Productions is committed to working toward intersectional justice, solidarity, and liberation for our communities – we are clear that our work must be in service of anti-white-supremacist and anti-racist movement-building.
SOME ORGS YOU CAN CONNECT WITH / SUPPORT RIGHT NOW:
- TGI Justice Project (Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project)
- The Anti Police-Terror Project
- Disability Justice Culture Club
- Transgender Law Center
- Young Women’s Freedom Center
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project
- PLUS: 43 bail funds you can contribute to right now
In the coming days we will be listening closely to the needs and demands of Black trans and queer leadership and use our position to respond to and amplify those demands and needs.
With love and solidarity and commitment to action,
Sean Dorsey Dance & Fresh Meat Productions