Transgender Day of Remembrance with the Queer Student Commission FRI 11/20, 7 PM


Join the Queer Student Commission on November 20th @7:00 PM PST for Transgender Day of Remembrance. Bring memories of those long forgotten or those you wish to acknowledge, this space is for people to share stories about the Transgender people in our life who have made an impact. Come join us in this space, whether you wish to learn, share, advocate, or just listen. Let’s remember the Transgender people who are a pillar of our community.

Date: 11/20/20 @7:00 PM PST
Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/8677990216?pwd=T3IzbldFckdINXhOUHNseCtkMWh2QT09
Meeting ID: 867 799 0216

What is Transgender Awareness Week?

Transgender Awareness Week is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year.  Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBTQ organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those who died that year.

“Transgender Awareness Week.” GLAAD, 16 Nov. 2020, www.glaad.org/transweek.

 


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