Trans Day of Remembrance & Trans Week of Liberation

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

November 20th marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day set aside to remember the lives of trans people who have love their lives as a result of trans-antagonistic violence. In Fall 2020, the LGBTQ Resource Center hosted our TDOR performance on November 6. We collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and their Native Heritage Month to present SIJSIWAYULU, a play written by Xemi Tapepechul with songs by Nantzin Paula Lopez and Nantzin Anastacia Lopez Lopez.

SIJSIWAYULU is a two-Femme play about reclaiming two-spirit identity through indigenous Salvadoran culture and diaspora and empowering the ancestral goddess within. It is presented in honor of Angel Rose, who lost her life in December 2019.

 

Trans Week of Liberation (TWOL)

Every spring, the LGBTQ Resource Center shifts the focus from remembrance to liberation with Transgender Week of Liberation. While we recognize that the national event is named “Transgender Day of Visibility,” we believe that visibility alone is not enough. We challenge ourselves and encourage you to push beyond visibility and towards transgender liberation.

TWOL 2021 took place from March 29-April 3.

Trans Social: March 30, 7-8 pm

  • Join the LGBTQ Resource Center for a closed-group social for the transgender community! This space is open to individuals that identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer and/or gender questioning!

Workshop- Where White Supremacy, Trans Antagonism & Racial Violence Collide: March 31, 7-9 pm

  • Join J Mase III and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, co-directors of the Black Trans Prayer Book, virtually to learn more about how racial justice and faith institutions that perpetuate anti-trans violence are connected to trans liberation. Additionally, this space welcomes Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) invested in healing from religious trauma and those who want to be in better solidarity with Black Trans and Non-binary folks.

Keynote- The Black Trans Prayer Book: April 3, 7-8:30 pm

  • Join J Mase III and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi for a virtual journey through poems, justice and Black Trans divinity.