Jennicet Gutiérrez is an activist for transgender rights and immigrant rights. A founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, much of her activist work supports trans women detained for their immigration status. She was named on Out magazine’s Out100 list in 2015. Gutiérrez is based in Los Angeles, California.
La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement works at the national and local levels to achieve the collective liberation of LGBT Latin@s by leading an intergenerational movement through community organizing, advocacy, and education. Gutiérrez has been working with the organization hosting demonstrations, rallies, and dialogues, as well as fundraising for the liberation of undocumented transgender women of color facing unsafe environments in detention centers.
Part of the QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) Pitzer Series.
Sponsors: Campus Life Fund; Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies/CHLT; Latin American studies Program Pomona; TLC; IGLAS; Rainbow People, Queer Resource Center