Please email and call these spaces and let them know that you are unhappy that they are allowing Rachel Ivey of Deep Green Resistance to speak at their space as part of the Resistance Rewritten speaking tour. Rachel Ivey considers trans women to be men; equates being transgender with being “trans racial”; and is friends with Cathy Brennan, a well-known transmisogynist who has publicly outed trans youth, filed lawsuits against her critics, and campaigned against gender identity protections. More on Rachel Ivey and DGR’s transphobia here.
We have included a sample email below.
June 1: Florida International University - Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)
June 23: Bluestockings (New York, NY)
June 24: City College of New York (New York, NY)
Office of Student Life
June 28: First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA)
July 4: University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
July 19: The Democracy Center (Boston, MA)
To whom it may concern,
I am writing because I saw that [space name] is hosting an event on the Resistance Rewritten tour featuring speaker Rachel Ivey of Deep Green Resistance. I am asking that you cancel the event due to Rachel Ivey’s oppressive beliefs about transgender people.
Rachel Ivey considers transgender women to be men; equates being transgender with a white person saying they are a person of color; and is friends with Cathy Brennan, a well-known anti-trans blogger who has publicly outed transgender youth, filed lawsuits against her critics, and campaigned against gender identity protections. Deep Green Resistance, the organization for which Ivey is speaking, has as its official policy that trans women are men. This is unacceptable.
I urge you to cancel this event. Transgender women are some of the most at-risk people in our society for violence, harassment, and murder. People like Rachel Ivey wish to obscure the intense violence done to transgender women, and indeed reinforce trans oppression.