Dear Students and Families: Congratulations—we crossed the threshold of the midway point of the fall semester earlier this week! I hope you’ll take time this weekend to recharge your batteries, connect with friends and burn off some stress. The activities…
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Reflecting With Angel Rose Collective
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. ET, the campus community is invited to virtually attend “SIJSIWAYULU” an Angel Rose Collective production. Please note, registration is required.
“As we reflect as a campus community, Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day where we memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of trans antagonism, often combined with anti-Black racism and misogyny, and raise awareness about the continued violence endured by the transgender community,” says Jorge Castillo, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center.
Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), this year’s annual event invites the campus community to experience “SIJSIWAYULU.” Written by Xemi Tapepechul and featuring songs by Nawat Speakers, Nantzin Paula Lopez and Nantzin Anastacia Lopez Lopez, this story is presented in honor of Angel Rose, who lost her life in December 2019.
“SIJSIWAYULU” is a two-femme play about reclaiming two-spirit identity through Indigenous Salvadoran culture and diaspora; and empowering the Ancestral Goddess within. “SIJSIWAYULU” highlights the journey of a Native American trans womxn seeking to find her place in the world. Displaced from her community, estranged from her family and alone, Alex seeks support from a fellow trans woman, Sital. Together, they find healing, language and community. Guided by the Ancestors, Alex finds herself within her heart of a Womxn-Siwayul.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided for this event. For more information or to request additional accommodations, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315.443.3983.