The Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party held a public meeting the evening of July 6 to bring attention to the struggle to free CeCe McDonald. McDonald is a young African-American transgender woman wrongfully sentenced to prison in Minnesota for defending herself against a violent, anti-trans and racist attack. Imani Henry from New York City, a trans activist and WWP leader, talked about McDonald’s case and the overall struggle against racism and for lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/queer justice and liberation. The audience was mainly youthful, multinational and of varied genders. Part of the discussion centered on having an LGBTQ contingent in the upcoming Sept. 2 March on Wall Street South.
— Workers World Durham, N.C., bureau