Hello DCTC members and allies! Tomorrow (Thursday, August 18th), Jeffrey Richardson of the D.C. Office of GLBT Affairs is holding a discussion about unemployment in trans communities. Recently, representatives from a handful of advocacy groups met directly with Mayor Gray. During the meeting, the Mayor proposed several initiatives to decrease barriers to employment and increase access to jobs for trans people in DC. His concessions included a paid jobs training program for trans DC residents and expanded diversity training for all employees of city agencies.
While we would always like to see more done to address un- and underemployment in our communities, we are very excited about this victory! Tomorrow’s meeting will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at The DC Center (1318 U St NW). We had hoped that the original meeting would have included a broader segment representing the many diverse trans communities in DC; this is our chance to be heard. Please attend, learn about the proposed initiatives, and add your voice to this crucial and on-going discussion!