Are you a film maker, photographer, or audio engineer and want to help address human rights through visual/audio arts?
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is looking for interns and volunteers to help produce a new multi-media public education campaign: I AM: Trans People Speak
About the campaign:
I AM: Trans People Speak is multi-media campaign aimed at educating the public about the diverse community of transgender individuals. The web-based campaign will consist of video, audio, photographic, and written stories from trans people, family, friends, and allies.
Trans people face an overwhelming amount of discrimination and violence due to their gender identity and/or gender expression. Trans peoples’ experiences are disregarded and their humanity is too often questioned by society at large. The collection of recorded stories will aim to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions of trans individuals by highlighting the realities of their lived experiences. There is no one trans narrative and by providing a forum where these unique stories can be shared and given significance, I AM fosters support and raises awareness for trans communities.
Artists and Production Interns/Volunteers Needed: Film makers to help shoot video interviews; those experienced with film editing; those experienced with audio recording and editing; and photographers to shoot photo essays and head shots of our spokes models for the public education materials.
Participants: We are still looking for trans people and their family members, friends, partners, and providers who feel comfortable sharing their experience through a video interviews, audio stories, photo essays, and written stories. Names may also be changed for confidentiality. Visit www.transpeoplespeak.org to sign up.
Founded in 2001 The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. We envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression. MTPC does have some in house video, audio, and editing equipment available and space for filming.
For more information about the project, MTPC, or how to get involved please contact Gunner Scott at email@example.com, call 617-778-0519, or visit www.masstpc.org. No prior experience working on human rights or transgender issues needed, but willingness to be open minded and non-judgmental are required.