November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance. TDOR was started in 1999 by trans advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a trans woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the trans people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death and began an important tradition that has become the annual Trans Day of Remembrance.
November 20th: Proclamation & Vigil - 1:15 p.m. - The Grove/Arch
Join the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Services in remembering trans people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be trans who have been murdered because of anti-trans hate. Special poetry reading by Student Trans Outreach Coordinator, Cecil Borgono and proclamation reading by President Cindy Jebb.
November 20th: Trans Day of Self-Care - 2:30 p.m. - Friend's Hall
Following the proclamation, The Women’s Center & LGBTQ+ Services invites members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies to participate in a therapeutic animal experience with Tevaland Sanctuary Farm and their furry friends! There will also be a polaroid station, bracelet-making, and refreshments for all of those in attendance.