News & Information
Our Latest Blog Entry
Our Latest Blog Entry
September 7th, 2021
One of the services Trans(forming) offers is passport assistance. The organization held it's Passport Clinic today, providing assistance with obtaining the documents needed to apply for a passport, assistance with filling out the passport forms, transportation to the passport office, and assistance with passport fees.
Trans(forming) also took those who participated out to lunch to celebrate this important document milestone. They can now travel the world as they truly are, which is quite liberating.
June 30, 2021
CFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2021
Quinton Reynolds, (404) 725-2781
Men Stopping Violence and Trans(forming) Awarded $100,000 in CDC Funds to Increase Adult COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Rates
Education and outreach work will address vaccine inequities and advance health equity
(ATLANTA, GA) – Men Stopping Violence and Trans(forming) have been awarded $100,000 to fund outreach and education efforts focused specifically on building vaccine confidence among cisgender, trans, intersex and gender non-conforming men of color, primarily focusing on Black men. Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with Community Catalyst, the project aims to increase understanding of and trust about COVID-19 and influenza vaccines among adults at highest risk of infection and death from these illnesses.
The initiative comes amid a concerning rise in cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant and significant disparities in vaccination rates in historically underserved communities of color.
“We want to upend those aspects of male socialization and training that undermine our wellness,” says Dr. Spencer Murray, Project Manager. “By taking care of ourselves - by getting vaccinated - we’re creating safer communities and taking care of our loved ones.”
The project will focus on areas of DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton counties that are ranked as “very high” on the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index. Among other activities, Men Stopping Violence and Trans(forming) will facilitate community discussions about wellness and vaccinations among men and male identified people in these areas. According to a 2020 report, Black Americans are two times more likely to trust a messenger of their own racial or ethnic group in their community.
About Men Stopping Violence:
Men Stopping Violence is a 39-year-old social change organization whose mission is to engage men and communities to take action to end violence against women.
Trans(forming) is an inter-generational, metro Atlanta membership-based organization led by and for Trans, Intersex, Gender non-conforming, and Non-Binary persons, who were “wrongly” assigned female at birth (AFAB).
July 1, 2021
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) reached new ground in recent months by leading the "Second Chance for Georgia" campaign, a grassroots effort that aims to bring change for many of the 4.3 million people with a Georgia criminal recor,d by expanding opportunities for expungement in our state. The campaign brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to push for expansion of the Georgia expungement law, which is one of the most restrictive and harshest in the country. Thousand of individuals and more than 70 partner organizations have endorsed the campaign.
After laying much ground work through out the year, expungement bill SB288 and SB105 were made into law.
Listen to the video below for more details.