Written by tash shatz our LGBTQ Program Coordinator.
This Friday, November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance. This day was founded in 1998 to honor those killed by anti-transgender violence. While more and more education about trans people has reached the mainstream this year, we know that at least 20 trans women have been murdered so far in 2015, most of them were women of color and many were killed by intimate partners.
This Friday evening from 7-9pm, a Trans Day of Remembrance event will be happening at the PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Building (705 N. Killingsworth Street.) The event is free, features speakers and performers, and all are welcome to attend. I’ll be there, so please let me know if you want to join and I can save you a seat. More info about the event here.
And if you can’t make it to the PCC event, Trans Day of Remembrance is an important reminder about how all of the types of violence we work on intersect. And it reminds me of the incredible resilience of survivors of violence (such as this amazing Trans Day of Resilience Art Project!).