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Fighting for Our Lives

Audio from the online event hosted by Queer Endurance/Defiance and the Wellington Workers' Educational Association. A special thank you to the participants and organisers for allowing the event to be recorded and shared

Text from the Facebook event page: Today in New Zealand, the position of trans people is better than it has been in many generations. But we have not achieved equality. And across the world, the gains of the struggle for trans rights are endangered, pushed back, often into a state of affairs worse than what came before. We see violence and oppression redoubled.

Why? We believe trans oppression is intimately bound up with class oppression. Kayden Scott, Elle Brocherie, and John Ashborne will speak on what transness is, where the arguments used to justify bigotry against trans people come from and why they're wrong, and the vital place of working class struggle for power in trans peoples’ fight for liberation.

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  • 00:00 - Tristan-Cordelia
  • 02:15 - Kayden Scott
  • 19:45 - Elle Brocherie
  • 37:45 - John Ashborne

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Record date:12th May 2022
Audio courtesy of:Queer Endurance/Defiance
Location:Online event
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Archive:The master recording is archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library (OHDL-004670).