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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020
November 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We gather together virtually to honor the transgender and gender expansive people whose lives were lost through violence this past year. We will broadcast the Transgender Day of Remembrance readings and tributes via livestream through Identity’s YouTube channel. We are not meeting in person this year, but we are not alone.
Livestream link: https://youtu.be/FfF-OvHu04k
“So many gender-expansive stories are tragedies, colored by the sadness and anger that come with injustice, but our worth is not validated by their fear. Every person who would like to erase us through violence is too late. Every second we are alive, we make our marks on the world. We are a flame that does not burn but heals. It is a beacon throughout the world that will not be extinguished. For you can pull down the shade, hide behind walls and fists, but you cannot blot out the sun. It is too late for that. History favors the motivated. And we have both: history and motivation.”
-Skylar Arend, facilitator with the Gender Expansive Community of Anchorage and organizer of the Transgender Day of Remembrance in Anchorage
The evening will conclude with a virtual candlelight vigil. We invite you to light a candle at home or wherever you may be watching and join us.
We are in this together
Thank you to the many partners and community members supporting Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) in Alaska, including Identity, the Gender Expansive Community of Anchorage, Choosing Our Roots, The Queen’s Guard, Gender Pack, Anchorage Alliance for Violence Prevention, ACLU, The Alaska Center, Planned Parenthood, Native Movement, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Alaska Chapter, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s).
Peer Support Room
The Queen’s Guard and partners will host a Zoom during the event if you would like peer support and a place to process this experience. Call in: (408) 638-0968 Meeting ID: 890 204 80798