Hoosier Anti-Racist Movement’s Bloomington chapter successfully hosted a benefit for CeCe McDonald this past weekend. Approximately $450 was raised for CeCe. The benefit featured various local musicians and provided an opportunity to raise awareness of CeCe’s case and show solidarity with the LGBTQ community both nationally and locally.
For those still unaware of CeCe’s case her support page can be found here. The state’s case against CeCe is particularly relevant at this time. Trayvon Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman is still free even though he stalked and killed the unarmed teenager. CeCe is still held captive even though she defended herself against racist, transphobic violence. Race, sexual orientation, and gender are the obvious motivations for the government’s very different treatment of the two cases.
Bloomington HARM would like to thank the many antifascists that traveled from all over the state to show their support and make this event happen so successfully. Stay tuned for more Indiana antifascist events in the coming weeks and months.