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ARM THE GIRLS is a Bay Area mutual aid initiative putting power and safety directly into the hands of BIPOC Trans Femmes (black and indigenous people of color) by providing free personal defense tools, self defense classes, and emergency funding support to community members in urgent need.
ARM THE GIRLS was launched in December 2020 through collaboration with VisibliT, Join The Movement Coalition, and We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For. The campaign prioritizes trans femmes who identify as: black and/or indigenious, undocumented, currently or previously; incarcerated, or engaged in sex work, unemployed and/or unable to receive or qualify for unemployment benefits and stimulus relief during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Considered controversial, ARM THE GIRLS' provocative imagery and powerful messaging has garnered nationwide attention, leaving them subject to public scrutiny and censorship from social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Despite this, the campaign has received coverage from major publications like VICE and MIC.com, and has been able to raise over $170,000 in emergency mutual aid funding since launching in December 2020.
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SEPTEMBER 9TH 2020 - AUGUST 2021 // 3411 LAKESHORE AVENUE, OAKLAND CA
LAKE MERRITT, OAKLAND
PRODUCED BY WE ARE THE ONES, QUEER ARTS CENTER & TGIJP
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