Fwd: Transgender Day of Remembrance

There may be other Transgender Day of Remembrance events in Maine on Nov. 20 in addition to Bangor. Contact Beth Allen (below) for details. Please pass along to others in your group or area. Thanks.

Larry Dansinger
(207) 525-7776 or rosc@psouth.net

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From: Beth Allen <ballen@equalitymaine.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Subject: Transgender Day of Remembrance 
To: info@peacectr.org


im working with a committee here in Bangor to put together a ceremony  for Transgender Day of Rememberance.  We are lookign for  volunteers to help with the event and we are looking for help advertising the event.  
Can you send information out to your members about this?

Transgender Day of Remembrance is held each November to memorialize people killed  in acts of violence based on  bias against transgender people.  There are thousands of these memorials held across the world each year.  This year, EqualityMaine, Maine Trans Net and Bangor Maine Trans Support Center will be hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance event on November 20th @ 6 pm at the Hammond Street Congregational Church.  This event will feature a candle-light vigil to honor those whom we have lost.  Dr. Wayne Maines will be the featured guest speaker.  This is Wayne’s fourth Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Maine. He started attending these events to support his transgender daughter and while doing so others helped him learn about the violence that transgender adults face and it started him down a path that pushed him to get more involved, to speak out and promote change.  Join us for community, support and light refreshments our community speaks out to increase the visibility of the trans community and educate ourselves so that we can walk forward together. For more information contact Jess @ 991-0225.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial event
November 20th  6-8pm
Hammond Street Congregational Church, Bangor  

Thank you

Beth Allen

Program Director


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