Seven transgender women of color were murdered in the United States during the first two months of the year 2017. Black trans women are disproportionately impacted by structural and state sanctioned violence that impacts socio-economic growth and development and is inextricably linked to physical violence. They continue to be denied access to housing, healthcare, employment and educational opportunities. Black trans women have been forced into the most marginalized places in our society, and this puts their lives in jeopardy on a daily basis. Activists gathered in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY to rally in response to the recent deaths of black trans women and demand an end to the violence and liberation of black trans bodies.