Black Friday Showdown
A Benefit for Trans Asylum Seeker Support Network

Black Friday Showdown

All Ages
Western Mass Arm Wrestling League presents Black Friday Showdown! A Benefit for The Trans Asylum Seeker Support Network

Black Friday Showdown!

Friday, November 22nd

Doors: 630 , Music: 7-8 , Arm Wrestling 8-10, more music after!

Trans Asylum Seeker Support Network

The Trans Asylum Seeker Support Network (TASSN) is a collective of organizers, artists, healers, educators, and community members from across Western Massachusetts. We are collectively working to get as many transgender asylum seekers out of ICE detention as possible and help them build thriving lives. We organize direct material support asylum seekers through helping them find sponsors who can provide housing and financial support. Your donations will help support asylum seekers’ immediate needs such as food, healthcare, housing, plane tickets/travel, clothing, legal fees, and other necessities. Our other work consists of mutual aid, such as providing asylum seekers with court support for their appointments with ICE and court appearances, providing transportation, and connecting with lawyers.

TASSN is rooted in an abolitionist, anti-oppressive, and anti-capitalist framework. Our work is deeply connected to the larger movement to abolish all borders. We come to this work because we know no one should be in cages. We recognize capitalism and US imperialism as the root causes of migration. We organize across race, gender, class and disability lines, all the while prioritizing racial justice, trans liberation, and decolonization. Our work and relationships with asylum seekers is one of solidarity and mutual aid, instead of a top-down white saviorist approach.

Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Ballroom
289 Main St.
Greenfield, MA, 01301