Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil and Call for Social Justice
with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Sangha Facilitators
November 24, 2020
The TGNC Sangha Practice Group will lead a vigil and call for social justice, via Zoom, in honor of the national Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Begun in 1999 to commemorate the brutal murder of Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman, it has become an important annual gathering to highlight and honor the victims of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.
The murder of transgender people has historically fallen massively and disproportionately on Black and other Transgender Women of Color, and this year there has been a dramatic rise in the number of such murders. Our country is entrenched in racism, transphobia, and misogyny, making transfeminine BIPOC some of the most marginalized people among us. They are too easily erased and made invisible. We must not let that happen. Let us come together to say their names, recognize their humanity, and mourn their passing. The evening will also honor the other transgender victims that have died from hate crimes. As a sangha, this evening is a chance to affirm our support of all those who identify as transgender and gender non-conforming.
Please join us for this evening – all are invited: members of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, sangha members from here and elsewhere, allies and friends. Help us honor and heal and call forth a world free from suffering and the roots of suffering.
Tuesday, November 24th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
The facilitators are from the TGNC Sangha Practice Group, which is comprised of sangha members within the MRO who advocate for TGNC issues, provide a weekly sitting group, and offer a safe space for social interaction. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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