York University marks Trans Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20

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Plan to attend this year's Trans Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20, via Zoom

Save the date. On Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., York University will mark the Trans Day of Remembrance. All are welcome.

Register in advance for Trans Day of Remembrance here: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scOupqT0oGtb53NDDxnp3FlHm_rcUZuQk.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) has been observed annually on Nov.  20. It is a day to memorialize those who have been died because of transphobia.

As an important annual and collaborative community event, Trans Day of Remembrance at York University is being led by SexGen York in partnership with the Trans Feminist Action Caucus (CUPE 3903); the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education; the School of Social Work; and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion.

This event has been generously sponsored through the Women’s Campus Safety Grant.

The organizers have arranged an exciting panel of speakers. They are:

  • Kusha Dadui: Youth Resource Worker at Sherbourne Health
  • Moka Dawkins: Activist
  • Tatiana Ferguson: Co-founder, Black Queer Youth Toronto
  • Kiley May: Two-Spirit Artist and Actress
  • LeRoi Newbold: Freedom School - Toronto
  • Alex Rivers
  • Jelena Vermillion: Sex Workers' Action Program, Hamilton - swaphamilton.com
  • Blu Waters
  • Ravyn Wngz: Blacklivesmatter.ca

This event is open to all faculty, staff and students in the York Community. Please save the date and join us as we remember the Trans community members who have died. This event presents an important opportunity to engage in critical discussions and envision a world free of transphobia.

Trans Day of Remembrance is the most visible event promoting positive awareness of trans and gender-diverse people during York’s academic year. All are welcome.

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