Today (November 20th) is Trans Day of Remembrance.
The Trans Day of Remembrance was established to memorialize transgender people who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
This annual event was started in 1999 to honour Rita Hester, who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. The Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in early 1999 were among the community responses. From this an annual memorial to those killed due to anti-transgender violence or prejudice developed, to help spread information about these deaths. (from http://www.transgenderdor.org/)
|Join us on Sunday, Nov 25th for a TDOR event where allies speak out against trans violence. Trans Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 as a response to the growing issue of transgender violence. Many communities around the world hold events to commemorate this day.
This event is open to trans folks and our allies. Admission is free with a suggested donation of non-perishable goods in support of The Well’s trans food pantry program.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, November 25th, 2012 – 7:30pm
Homegrown Hamilton is an accessible space.
Call to Action: Use Facebook to RSVP, and send a few invites out to friends who are ready to learn about the important role allies have in stopping trans violence.
The Well’s Trans Peer Support Group thanks the McMaster University Office of Human Rights and Equity Services for its support of this event.
More information about TDOR:
List of 265 reported murdered trans persons from November 15th 2011 to November 14th 2012: