Trans Latinas En Revolucion

Project Description

“Trans Latinas En Revolucion” is a series of three separate banners about transgender Latina women’s empowerment created by Make the Road NY participants which will be used in protest marches and LGBTQ pride events. One banner is larger and sets the tone for the other two, which in many respects could be considered flanking banners and can be installed as side pieces of a tryptic.
The design uses directed references slogans and declaration of the transgender activist movement. They reflect the imagery and symbols of the movement selected by Make the Road participants such as the transgender pride flag, transgender symbols, butterflies, and flowers. The mural incorporates the actual faces and voices of members of the community for which they are made. The design addresses the issues of immigration, migration, protest, transgender rights, and transgender visibility. The banners are specific to the communities in landscape, language, and palette. This promotes dialogue in bringing an issue and marginalized community to the forefront while promoting a healthy, vibrant, and strong representation.

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Project Info

Location: 9210 Roosevelt Avenue Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Fun Facts

The Queens Pride parade and festival was founded in 1993 as an activist response to the tragic murder of Julio Rivera and discrimination in local schools.
Suggested Activity
Create your own banner in support of trans Latina women’s empowerment and go to a local pride march to show your support.
The “Trans Latinas En Revolucion” banners will activates mural-making in a transformative way as it will be used in marches and demonstrations for years to come.