Join The Pride Collective at UBC, the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), and the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office for a week of discussion, expression, and resistance for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The first Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) occurred in 1999 after the murder of Rita Hester, a black trans woman, in November 1998. TDoR is an annual event on November 20th that honours those who have been lost to violence as a result of transphobia, as well as recognizes the ongoing violence and oppression that trans people continue to face. We acknowledge that this definition does not sufficiently encompass the intersections of violence in people’s lives, and particularly the disproportionate amount of violence that impacts trans women, trans feminine folk, and trans people of colour, as well as the greater complexities of violence as a whole. However, this is still a significant and important day to remember who we have lost, to support who is still here, and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done.
See the full event listing on facebook
Monday, November 16
– Visit us in the Nest Concourse (exact location TBA) for more information on TDoR and our organizations, and to participate in a “What Colour is Your Gender?” activity.
Tuesday, November 17
– Film Screening (“Paris is Burning”) and Discussion, 6:00-8:30, Nest Performance Theatre
Friday, November 20
– Intra Trans Solidary Discussion, 1:30-2:30, NEST 2521 (open to all folks who identify under the umbrella terms of transgender and/or gender non-conforming, or who are questioning)
– Allyship Discussion, 1:30-2:30, NEST 2515 (open to both trans/gender non-conforming folks and allies)
– Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil and open mic, 3:00-4:30, Nest Art Gallery
After the UBC vigil and open mic, you are invited to join us at the Vancouver Trans Day of Remembrance march and ceremony (https://www.facebook.com/events/775188259258829/).