Sunday November 20, 2016 TDoR
On International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) we memorialize our dead.
“My grief lies all within, and these external manners of lament are merely shadows to the unseen grief that swells with silence in the tortured soul” William Shakespeare
We honour lives lost to hatred and violence. Let us reflect and commit to equality and justice for all.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to memorialize Rita Hester. Now each November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place around the world.
In the past 12 months almost 300 trans and gender-diverse persons from 33 countries were added to the list of reported homicides. It is impossible to estimate the number of unreported cases.
Vancouver Event #TDOR
The event takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance (Society)
November 20th, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Theatre Room, Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main Street
There will be a donation Jar at the event. For more information on the event, accessibility and how to support Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance, visit their Facebook page here.
For updates on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016 you can visit tranrespect.org.
#TDOR #TRANSVISIBILITY #TRANSWK