As we reflect and gather to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th, join us for a screening of award-winning film My Name Was January.
When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home in New Westminster, BC, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us.
Following the film, connect with the film’s producer Alex Sangha as part of a moderated Q&A session.
Brought to you in partnership with SOGI UBC.
The film was directed by two women of colour, Elina Gress and Lenee Son, who are former journalism students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey.
The film was produced by the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society, specifically Sher Founder Alex Sangha and Sher President Ash Brar.
Refreshments will be served.