In the article “Evil Deceivers and Make-Believers” by Talia Mae Bettcher says, “The central conclusion, then, is that gendered representation of genitals is fundamental intertwined with a much large, violent system of communication. And this means that there is significant grounds for coalition among trans ,feminist, and antiracist politics. Yet even talk of ‘coalition’’ is deeply misleading, if we recognize that many transpeople are not merely oppressed as trans but also as women and people of color.” (Bettcher 288). The organization I chose was INCITE! , according to the website ,“ INCITE! is a nation-wide network of radical feminists of color working to end violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color, and our communities. We support each other through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizations.”
INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and allies that are across the U.S working on policial project such as police violence, media and reproductive justice.It is a national collective that works to make sure that grassroots organizing is working on a national and transnational platform.
INCITE! is an important organization because they are all about fighting these systems of violence among WOC, TWOC, and gender-non conforming people. It is this kind of organizing that Bettcher talks about that could work to build coalition. INCITE! produces powerful written work and fights to help their those who are being oppressed. They are currently working on helping to free Marissa Alexander as well they have helped others. In the course we have been discussing violence among the trans community but also to consider the intersectional issues that affect trans peoples.
INCITE! is a national, activist organization of radical feminists of color. We mobilize to end all forms of violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color and our communities. By supporting grassroots organizing, we nurture the health and well-being of communities of color. Through our efforts, we move closer toward global justice, liberation, and peace.
When we say women of color and trans people of color, we mean people of color who experience violence and who identify as women, trangender, queer, gender non conforming, Two Spirit, lesbian, bisexual, bull daggers, aggressives, dykes, gay butch, studs, genderqueer, and those whose experiences are generally marginalized by movements resisting violence. We lift up the important work already being done by trans people within the INCITE! network. Some INCITE! chapters and affiliates already support transpeople of color leadership and are working to integrate a gender justice analysis into every aspect of our work and organizational culture. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCITE is a great organization because you don’t have to be part of a chapter to join, you can join individually, and you can become an affiliate. There are plenty of ways to get involved and a lot of ways to figure out if INCITE is an organization you are interested. They are very active on social media, facebook, and their blog. If you are interested in getting to know INCITE better there is more information on their website.
INCITE HOME PAGE: http://incite-national.org/home
INCITE FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/incitecommunitynews