ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Ingersoll is committed to working for economic justice for trans and gender nonconforming communities. Trans and gender nonconforming people have been pushed out of our current economic system through transphobia and institutional oppression. By working to support trans people in overcoming these barriers and tapping into trans leadership, Ingersoll is working to create the conditions for trans and gender nonconforming people to thrive and leverage their talents and treasure.

This work stems from decades of Ingersoll’s support group where trans and gender nonconforming people have worked together to identify barriers to their success and collectively navigate those barriers. Now, Ingersoll is working to bring economic justice to trans and gender nonconforming communities through several avenues:

Direct Support

  • Emergency Financial Assistance for community members in crisis. Find out more here.
  • One-on-one coaching and referrals for folks seeking jobs, housing, or navigating the financial system.
  • Job and Housing Directories; we are committed to developing and cataloging resources that are available for the community. Get in touch if you have an opportunity or opening.

Community Building

  • Seattle Trans Economic Empowerment Project (STEEP) breakout group; meets once a month at Ingersoll’s regular support group meetings to help community members navigate employment challenges. Check our calendar here for the next STEEP meeting!
  • Community workshops focused on building needed skills to navigate employment, housing and financial systems.
  • Job Fairs; we’re focused on bringing together area employers with inclusive policies and community members in search of their next employment opportunity.

Systems Change

  • Employer Outreach & Trainings; we work with area employers to build more just work places. Interested in having us facilitate a training or provide technical assistance for your workplace? Tell us more about what you’re looking for here.
  • Economic Justice Fellowship; we are deeply committed to investing in the leadership of community members. That’s why together with other members of  the Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition we’re hosting a Fellowship program for trans and gender nonconforming folks who are currently or have experienced homelessness or unstable housing in King County.