Thursday, November 5, 2009

Transgender Day of Remembrance- It's That Time of Year, Again

Reports project 19 violent murders against trans people this year. This number does not account for violent crimes, unknown deaths, or the slaying of folks whose identities as trans are ignored or omitted from report.

Join Genderqueer Chicago as we honor those who have fallen, show gratitude for those who have fought, and celebrate trans life as it endures and resists.

The schedule is as follows:

November 14 at 5:00PM
is Illinois Gender Advocates' Transgender Day of Remembrance at New Spirit Church at 542 S Scoville Ave in Oak Park. Candlelight service will precede a community dinner. $10 donation recommended

UIC- Transgender Day of Remembrance
Friday, November 20, 2009
12:30-2:00 p.m., Quad, Memorial
3:00-4:30 p.m., 183 BSB Discussion

Saturday, November 21- 5th Annual Night of Fallen Stars
Center on Halsted
5:30pm: Reception (with Trans groups and vendors)
7:00pm: Performance

An evening to celebrate Chicago’s Transgender community featuring performances of poetry, music, comedy, dance and more.
$5 Donation at-the-door

Appearance by Jaila Simms
First Transgendered artist to win a reality series MTV / P. Diddy’s “Making His Band”.
Official member of Bad Boy’s “Dirty Money Crew”.

Events are sponsored by:
Broadway Youth Center
Center on Halsted
Equality Illinois
Howard Brown Health Center
Illinois Gender Advocates

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