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Help Mimi Zion & Rod Long get married, get secure housing, and lead their direct action to support and celebrate Mimi’s Black trans sisters and Black love.

SUPPORT MIMI & ROD!

by NourishNYC & SSC Tags : All Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, Black Trans Lives, Black Trans Lives Matter, Homeless, LGTBQIA, Queer, Unhoused, Wedding

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New York, United States (US)

NourishNYC & SSC

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WHO & WHAT: 

Mimi Zion has shown up for us in big ways as a protestor and beloved friend on the ground at Grand Army Plaza and City Hall, now it’s our turn to show up for her. 

Mimi and her fiancé Rod moved to New York from Alabama just before the pandemic hit. They are currently unhoused (in separate shelters, and Mimi’s is not Trans-supportive) and looking to get married not only to celebrate their eight years of love and commitment, but also urgently so they can apply for safe, secure housing to be together. 

So they are getting married on July 26th, but they also want their wedding day to be a direct action to give back to their new community here: They’ll lead a march and dance after the ceremony to celebrate the lives of Mimi’s Black trans sisters as well as Black joy and Black love. Everyone’s invited!

We’re coming together to support and fundraise for their wedding and direct action, but also for their security and their life together beyond just that day.

 

THEIR NEEDS:

The couple is facing extraordinary challenges right now: 

As an unhoused person and also as a Black trans woman and activist, Mimi has often been the victim of violence (most recently, she was pepper sprayed and punched on the front lines at City Hall), and the couple have both experienced violence and trauma throughout their lives and 8 years together. They are also each navigating health concerns and expenses as they manage Mimi’s HIV (which is undetectable with her medication, which she needs reliable access too) and Rod’s diabetes, which puts him at higher risk for COVID-19 (he recently lost his grandmother and two aunts to COVID in Alabama), as well as the costs associated with Mimi’s transition journey. Beyond that, moving in the midst of a pandemic has been very hard in terms of material resources, but especially in not having family, or feeling enveloped and loved by a new community here yet. 

 

HOW TO HELP:

Any and every donation helps to not only make their wedding possible, but to move them closer to security in their housing, health and employment as soon as possible.  And if we hit our goal, we’ll keep raising it, since Mimi and Rod obviously have needs beyond the number we’ve set. 

Please give what you can, spread the word, and join us on the day for the march & reception to show Mimi and Rod that there is community here for them, and for Black trans and queer lives everywhere. 

 

If you want to contribute skills or supplies for the couple  (especially if you are a BIPOC hairstylist or photographer), reach out to IG: @TimothyLWestbrook | TimothyWestbrookEvents@gmail.com  or the link.tree in @saintsuppercollective or @Nourishnyc’s bio. 

NourishNYC  and Saint Supper Collective are supporting and feeding Mimi & Rod’s direct action.

It is imperative to Mimi that a portion of funds raised be directed to a Black queer organization of her & Rod’s choice.

Please consider Spreadkarma.org’s platform as Black-owned fundraising option.

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Alicia Goldsmith $145.00 August 19, 2020
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