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LGBT Resource Center Hosts Trans Week of Remembrance
In honor of Trans Day of Remembrance, the LGBT Resource Center is hosting the first-ever Trans Week of Remembrance on campus from Nov. 14-18. Trans Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20, and memorializes the lives of those lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence. In addition to honoring those lost, the week also aims to raise visibility and awareness of trans identities.
“In the past, we have honored national Trans Day of Remembrance, but this year we wanted to bring heightened awareness of trans identities, communities and experiences by hosting a weeklong effort,” says Tiffany Gray, director of the LGBT Resource Center. “As we remember the lives lost, we also come together as a community to show our solidarity with all trans people as we work towards creating liberatory spaces on campus and beyond.”
The week of programming includes:
Trans Solidarity Dinner
Monday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., Slutzker Center for International Services (310 Walnut Place)
Be in solidarity with trans communities as we share food, build relationships and engage in important conversations. Open to campus community members.
Clothing Exchange at Café Q
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., LGBT Resource Center (750 Ostrom Ave.)
Campus community members can donate clean and gently worn clothing to the LGBT Resource Center’s Clothing Exchange until 6 p.m. on Nov. 15. The Clothing Exchange will occur afterwards, and provide students with an opportunity to sift through new wardrobes and leave feeling inspired by a new look. Remaining clothing will be donated to a local organization that supports LGBTQA people.
Embody Discussion Group
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m., LGBT Resource Center
This is a closed discussion group for people who identify as trans, genderqueer, gender nonconforming and gender questioning. Dinner will be served. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies, Cocoa and Self-Care
Thursday, Nov. 17, noon-1 p.m., LGBT Resource Center
Students are invited to join in guided meditation and some breathing exercises, as well as learn about other free and accessible self-care strategies.
Safer People, Safer Spaces: Trans Week of Remembrance Edition
Friday, Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m., Location TBA
Safer People, Safer Spaces training provides participants an opportunity to engage in community-building, explore language related to marginalized genders and sexualities, discuss campus culture and develop action steps to create safer, more inclusive spaces on campus and beyond. This edition will intentionally center on trans people, identities and experiences. Contact email@example.com to register for this free training.
Accommodation requests for any of these events should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at least five days before the event is scheduled to occur.