MPJI Fellowship

The Marsha P. Johnson Fellowship program is centered on the arts and community organizing in honor of Marsha’s commitment to human rights and showcasing her flair for life and self-determined artistic expression.

Artist Fellowships

From being a model for an Andy Warhol campaign to being a part of the “Hot Peaches” performance troupe, Marsha was walking, talking, and living art. In our inaugural year, MPJI is offering Artist Fellowships to supplement the income of trans artists, while also easing the burden of transphobia experienced in artistic spaces.
Artists producing works related to MPJI’s mission and/or enhancing popular culture related to the global political evolution of BLACK trans people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Organizing Fellowship

The MPJI Organizing Fellowship was created to further build the capacity of organizers in the Midwest and in the South fighting back against the murders of trans women, unjust local and national laws that strip trans people of humanity, homelessness, joblessness, and high rates of suicide. We want MPJI Organizing Fellows to have the skills to combat, soothe, and mobilize members of communities that are never considered. We view organizing as a part of our collective care, while also understanding that organizers have a great responsibility to the self and to implementing strategies that sustain us all. From holistic care to leadership development, this fellowship addresses our need to strengthen and encourage new leaders and thoughts.  We want to create a world in which BLACK trans people will not have to fight exist.

Freedom Beyond Imagination Coalition

The Freedom Beyond Imagination program is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to build power together for the BLACK trans community across the US.  If you are an individual or organization who cares about the politics informing the world as it relates to your BLACK  trans experience we want to partner with you.

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