Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021Saturday, November 20th, 4pm-6pm At Osher Marin JCC200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
TDOR founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith, says “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.”
Join The Spahr Center on November 20th to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance in Marin County. We will feature a panel of transgender people from Marin County, and a keynote speaker addressing the intersections of racism, transphobia, and misogyny that leads to Black transgender women specifically being murdered in such high numbers.
In order to protect our community, we will require attendees to wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event.
Please share information about the event widely with your networks: we encourage all to show up in support of trans people in Marin County and beyond!