GSA Day for Gender Justice (#GSADay4GJ) is a national day of action for GSA clubs, LGBTQ+ youth, and allies to center trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse people and mobilize for their liberation.
This year, our TQ2S+ Youth Council will lead #GSADay4GJ through creative storytelling and media projects.
#GSADay4GJ is on Friday, November 17, 2023!
This year, TRUTH is calling on GSAs to mobilize around the fifth point of the platform:
We call for Decolonization and Reparations for all Indigenous and Black Peoples
We call for the payment of reparations that are owed and the reclamation of cultural practices by the communities from which they originated. We call for the active and complacent perpetrators of cultural appropriation and colonization to be held accountable and to recognize the privilege they maintain through the oppression of others.
In 2018, The National Trans Youth Council (TRUTH) wrote and published their Nine-Point Platform for Liberation to define their revolution and achieve liberation. The manifesto is not a static document but a living one, so it may be updated and changed to reflect the council’s increasing understanding of the systems of oppression and the changes in the language we use to describe both ourselves and these systems. Since its creation, the platform has been used for each year for GSA Day 4 Gender Justice.
Calls to Action!
1. Connect with us on Social Media
2. Engage and Discuss with our Zine
Check out our zine here! This zine is a resource for GSA clubs and TQ2S+ Youth to engage in education and discussion about decolonization and reparations for all Indigenous and Black peoples!
3. Join the Art Campaign
Leading up to #GSADay4GJ, we would like to invite TQ2S+ youth to create art pieces, videos, and stories centered around Gender Justice and this year’s theme: “We Call for Decolonization and Reparations for all Indigenous and Black Peoples.” You can do this solo, with friends, or with your GSA! Share the pieces on social media using #GSADay4GJ and #HoldHeritage. Tag us @ourtranstruth and @gsanetwork so we can see and share your unique creations!
Check back on TRUTH’s page for direct updates!
- 2022: We Call for an End of the Cisgender Heterosexual Patriarchy
- 2021: We Call for an End to Disposability Politics and a Commitment to Transformative Justice!
- 2020: We Call for the Abolition of the Police, ICE, Borders and the Judicial System
- 2019: We call for the right to self-determination
- 2018: Nine-Point Platform launch
- 2017: What does Gender Justice mean to you?
- 2016 (the first-ever!): #mytransbodyis