Friday, November 20, 2009

University of Chicago to Host TDOR Events Tonight/ Sunday Vigil in honor of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado


11th International

To commemorate the 101 trans and gender variant people who have been murdered around the world in 2009!
To remember all of those who have come before & to actively speak out and move towards a better future!

Vigil at Barlett Quad

filmmaker Jules Rosskam*
shows his film
"Against a Trans Narrative"
talk back

5710 S. Woodlawn
Community Lounge

Dinner provided!

Sponsored by UChicago's Queers & Associates

*"Jules Rosskam is an internationally acclaimed trans filmmaker, artist, educator and longtime activist who is dedicated to creating work that is by, for, and about trans/queer communities." More at
Vigil in honor of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado
Sunday, November 22, 2009
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Paseo Boricua (Division and California) Humboldt Park

A peace walk will depart from the corner of Division Ave and California Ave at 4pm and head west on Division Ave to the Humboldt Park Boat House for a candle light vigil.

A Candlelight vigil/march is being planned in Humboldt Park in memoriam of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, a gay and trans young person who was violently tortured, murdered, and dumped near Caguas, Puerto Rico. We will stand/march in solidarity with other vigils taking place across the country as well as with the LGBTQ community of Puerto Rico!

For more info or to volunteer sound equipment or candle, see the Fb event:

Also, don't forget that GqC will be at TDOR festivities at Center on Halsted Saturday, starting at 5:30. See the calendar for details!

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