East Bay Transgender Day of Remembrance
The 13th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance will honor transgender and gender variant individuals killed due to anti-transgender violence around the world over the previous twelve months. The National Day falls on Sunday, November 20.
A county-wide event will be held in Oakland on Friday, November 18, at Preservation Park, located at 668 13th Street. Doors will open at 7 PM and the event will start at 7:30, end at 9:30 and is free and open to the community. RSVP on Facebook.
This year, Alameda County has been personally and tragically touched with the recent shooting death of Lucie Parkin, 36, a transsexual woman, who was shot and killed in a Hayward motel room on Tuesday Sept 20. A special tribute to Lucie Parkin will be included in this year’s ceremony.
Oakland’s Day of Remembrance ceremony will be one of over 200+ events being held across the nation and internationally. The evenings ceremony will feature speakers from the community as well as the reading of the names of those we know of who were killed. Community Keynote Speaker will be Sharon Grayson.
The Oakland event is unique in that we also recognize HIV/AIDS as an epidemic that has disproportionately affected transgender people living in Alameda County.
The Oakland Day of Remembrance Event is officially endorsed by Congressman George Miller, D-7, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-9, Senator Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, and the Harm Reduction Coalition.
Please join the East Bay community as we come together to honor those who are no longer with us. Let's enlighten the world that transphobia, hate and violence are UNACCEPTABLE and must be stopped!
TransVision is an award-winning Alameda County-wide HIV prevention program for transgender women, produces Alameda County’s Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Event held on/around Nov 20 each year in Oakland, and provides in-services on transgender health and trans issues. For more info visit: http://transvisiontricity.org/main.html
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