On Nov. 19, join with the University community for a special panel to mark the 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance. All are welcome. Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those who have died due to violence towards Two-Spirit, transgender and gender non-conforming people.
On Friday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., York University will mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance. All are welcome.
Follow this Zoom link to participate in the 2021 https://yorku.zoom.us/j/96325511203?pwd=Q3RYbEV3S1JIWTZVR0tzSEpLYkJGUT09.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) has been observed annually on Nov. 20. It is a day to memorialize those who have been died due to violence towards Two-Spirit, transgender and gender non-conforming people.
As an important annual and collaborative community event, Transgender Day of Remembrance at York University is organized by SexGen York, The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education; the School of Social Work; York Federation of Students; Glendon Women and Trans Centre, and the YUSAPUY Equity Committee.
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
- Jelena Vermillion: Sex Workers’ Action Program, Hamilton
- Elder Blu Waters, Cree/Metis/Micmac, carrier of traditional teachings, Pipe Ceremony facilitator, hand drummer, song writer and Sun Dancer
- Ravyn Wngz: Blacklivesmatter.ca
This event is open to all faculty, staff and students in the York Community. This event presents an important opportunity to engage in critical discussions and envision a world free of transphobia.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is the most visible event promoting positive awareness of transgender and gender-diverse people during York’s academic year.