Local Transgender People and Allies Host Program
(Washington, DC) Ten transgender and allied organizations will hold a 9th annual Day of Remembrance candle light observance on November 20 to remember the victims of hate violence lost locally and around the country.
WHO: Observance is sponsored by DC Trans Coalition, DCATS, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Latin@s en Accion, MAGIC, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Transgender Education Association (TGEA), Transgender Health Empowerment, DC Black Pride, DC Coalition of Black GLBT Men and Women,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Whitman Walker Clinic
WHAT: 9th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to commemorate transgender people and loved ones who have died due to hate violence.
WHERE: Whitman Walker Clinic,
1407 S Street, N.W
WHEN: 6-8 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Note: Candle light observance will start promptly at 6PM.
WHY: The Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester's murder ? like most anti-transgender murder cases ? has yet to be solved.
For more information about Day of Remembrance, go to http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/