Transgender Day of Remembrance


Wednesday, Nov. 16

The Lives of Transgender People, 3 p.m. Join Spectrum for a presentation of groundbreaking research on The Lives of Transgender People, presented by Sue Rankin. Based on the largest general study to date of transgender people in the United States, this book examines the diversity of transgender experiences and reveals how identity formation, relationships and societal climate impact this broad group. Spectrum Center, Michigan League Building, Ann Arbor. http://www.spectrumcenter.umich.edu

Thursday, Nov. 17

Transgender Day Of Remembrance at University of Michigan Dearborn, 6:30 p.m. Transgender Michigan hosted ceremony in remembrance of victims of bigotry against Transgenders. Discussion and light refreshments to follow in 1019 CASL building. University of Michigan - Dearborn's Gender & Sexuality Alliance, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn. 734-776-8104. http://www.umdgsa.weebly.com

Transgender Day Of Remembrance with Spectrum Center, 8 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our DeadX web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world. Spectrum will take time to both remember our past and celebrate our future. For more information, visit the following website http://www.transgenderdor.org. Spectrum Center, Michigan Union, Ann Arbor. willsherry@umich.edu http://www.spectrumcenter.umich.edu

Friday, Nov. 18

Metro-Detroit Transgender Vigil of Remembrance, 5:30 p.m. Every year, transgender individuals around the globe are murdered simply for living true to themselves. All are welcome in remembering those who have fallen in the past year due to anti-trans hate and bigotry. Sylvia Guerrero, mother of the late Gwen Araujo, will be speaking at the vigil. (Transgender MI, Transgender Detroit, Equality Michigan, MIAAHC, GLSEN, Detroit Latin@z, GSA at Oakland University), 23 E. Adams Ave., Detroit. msfjp@sbcglobal.net

Transgender Day of Remembrance at Central United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. All metropolitan Detroit residents are encouraged to attend an event to memorialize those who fall victim to transphobia. There will be an art show, featuring local artists and also a variety of speakers, including Sylvia Guerrero. Central United Methodist Church, 23 E. Adams Ave., Detroit. 313-965-5422. http://www.centralumchurch.com

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland's Transgender Vigil of Remembrance, 9:30 a.m. Every year, transgender individuals around the globe are murdered simply for living true to themselves. All are welcome in remembering those who have fallen in the past year due to anti-trans hate and bigotry. Transgender Michigan and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6220 Jefferson Ave., Midland. 989-631-1162. http://www.transgendermichigan.org

Saturday, Nov. 19

Meet and Greet with Sylvia Guerrero, 9 a.m. Meet and greet on the morning after the TDOR Vigil to meet Sylvia Guerrero. There will be light refreshments and pastries laid out. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Sunday, Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Gathering of Hope at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 6 p.m. Plymouth UCC, GIFT, The Transgender Education Collaboration of West Michigan, and Transpectrum at GVSU, are coordinating a Transgender Day of Remembrance Service. Search "Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Gathering of Hope" on Facebook for more information. Plymouth United Church of Christ and Transgender Michigan, 4010 Kalamazoo Ave., Grand Rapids. 616-455-4260. http://www.transgendermichigan.org

Monday, Nov. 21

Candlight Vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance at Central Michigan University, 8 p.m. Join CMU for a candlelight vigil to remember those transgender individuals we have lost in the past year. We hope to create an honorable event to memorialize those lives, as well as incite inspiration for a future without hate. CMU Gay and Lesbian Programs and Transgender Michigan, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. http://www.transgendermichigan.org

Art Exhibit:

University of Michigan's "My Right Self" Transgender issues and rights are particularly relevant to contemporary questions of social justice and human rights as they inherently invoke conversations on sex, gender, sexuality, behavior, and sociopolitical hierarchies of power, which affect all aspects of society. These images (and accompanying text) are meant to confront and dispel myths and misperceptions around marginalized and disenfranchised communities. Art Lounge, Michigan Union, Ann Arbor. Nov. 15 - Nov. 20. http://www.spectrumcenter.umich.edu.

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