‘This is what solidarity looks like!’--Leslie Feinberg: Open call to submit photos for multimedia dedication to CeCe McDonald
By Leslie Feinberg
October 6, 2012
Dear friends and activists in the struggle,
I am dedicating the 20th-anniversary author edition of “Stone Butch
Blues” to CeCe McDonald and the ever growing struggle to free her.
For more information, explore: supportcece.wordpress.com.
I thank the small team of wonderful individuals who are helping me do the
work required to publish my novel, without profit, under author copyright.
I expect to go to trial in Minneapolis in mid-December on a charge
resulting from my demonstration of solidarity with CeCe on June 4.
In the months until then, I will be circulating a message to photographers
who have made photographs that show the demand to free CeCe McDonald.
A link has been set up at for downloading and sending out the permission
form at iacenter.org/lgbt/cecemcdonaldpictures.(scroll down to see below). Please forgive me for
what will be “form letters” even to beloved friends/activists.
I can’t pay for photo use, but I do promise to show my respect for
your labor and your permission in photo credits.
If you’ve made — or make — a photograph in solidarity with
the struggle to free CeCe, please send me your photo/s with a filled-out
permission form via social media.
Donate/make/send photo(s) for a slide showof individuals, groups and street
art in solidarity with the struggle to free CeCe McDonald! in the multimedia
dedication to FREE CECE NOW!
I will include as many photos as I can in an online slide show, to be part
of a multimedia dedication to free CeCe McDonald in the digital online 20th
anniversary author’s edition of “Stone Butch Blues.”
The dedication to CeCe’s slide show will be titled: “This is
what solidarity looks like!”
I can’t get back to individuals before trial but if you send the
photos/permissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media,
I’ll organize them when I can return home!
Download and print and fill in pdf of this permissions form (content of form shown below), scan and send along with picture or video file to
or mail hard copy to Solidarity Center, 147 W. 24th St. 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Attn Leslie Feinberg/Cece McDonald project
PHOTO/VIDEO USE PERMISSION
Stone Butch Blues dedication & author introduction
Multi-media: photos/slide shows/videos
I ask your permission to include your photograph/video of support for
CeCe McDonald in the 20th-anniversary author’s no-cost
online/at-cost print edition of Stone Butch Blues—due to be released on May Day
I am unable to pay for photo/video use. But I will credit your
photo/video with great care, if you can provide me with this information:
photo made: ______________________
information (for my
(use back of form if