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Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Planned for Kalamazoo Community
Originally printed 11/15/2012 (Issue 2046 - Between The Lines News)
KALAMAZOO - The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center will recognize National Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 18 with a memorial, live music and poetry, a candlelight vigil and a keynote address by Arcus Center Executive Director Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D.
Grant is also lead author of "Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey." Hundreds of findings on the impact of anti-transgender bias are presented in the report - such as 90% of those surveyed reported experiencing harassment, mistreatment, or discrimination in the workplace.
Grant will showcase transgender discrimination research specific to Michigan and offer tips on what supporters can do to address it.
New this year, organizations from the Kalamazoo community will have tables where representatives will explain their services and offer information.
In addition to the KGLRC, participating community partners include Ministry with Community, YWCA, WMU Office of LBGT Student Services, OUTspoken at WMU and Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Additional reservations for tables are available and should be made by Nov. 12 by calling the KGLRC.
KGLRC is seeking volunteers for the event, particularly individuals with backstage lighting and sound experience and phonetic fluency in Spanish or Portuguese. For more information about the event or to volunteer, visit www.KGLRC.org or contact David Topping, program coordinator at 269-349-4234.
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