The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing our community, advocating for our people, creating an intentional healing community, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
We were founded both as a response to the murders of BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence.
MPJI advocates for BLACK trans people who are resisting, grappling with survival, and looking for a community. We aim to demystify, diversify and expand opportunities for our community. We raise awareness and connectivity by sharing knowledge, providing resources, and engaging people to support our mission.