Q Center

November 15, 2013

Trans* Day of Remembrance Events

Trans* Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) a national event!

Join the QSC and the Q Center in a day of action of remembrance for the trans people we’ve lost to transphobic and transmisogynistic attacks in the past year. On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, we will be outside of the HUB entrance during the 12:20-12:30 passing period holding signs and speaking out against transphobic and transmisogynistic violence. Afterwards, there will be a space for building community together in the Q Center, with snacks.

Craft materials to make the signs can be found in the Q Center, HUB 315, and will be available all week, so if you have free time come in and make a sign for the day! The goal is to have a bunch of signs that bring awareness to and condemn the violence that many trans people face in their day to day lives, be that symbolic or physical violence.

If you want to speak during the time of action (we’ll have a megaphone for people to speak their piece through) or if you have any questions about the event, contact Kristen Blackburn at asuwqsc@uw.edu


Trans* Day of Remembrance

QYS will also be hosting an event put on by various COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS & ORGANIZATIONS!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 5-8PM

QYS – 911 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122 Buzz #202 to be let in WE DO HAVE: Elevator, Gender neutral restroom, + FRAGRANCE FREE plz to make QYS more accessible

Trans* Day of Remembrance
It is a time set aside each year to memorialize those killed due to transphobia. this will be a space for our Seattle transgender/trans* and allied communities to mourn & heal collectively.

We hope to do a different kind of Trans Day of Remembrance. Some things that will differ from the National model include:
• Focusing on the ways trans & gender variant people lived, not died
• Avoiding Trauma Tourism: Identifying the ways in which trans people often only get talked about/ noticed in negative/ violent contexts
• Centering & prioritizing voices of those most affected by transphobia & violence (including trans women, trans people of color, youth)
• Creating an altar where we can remember people who we’ve lost to institutional violence as well (lack of access to healthcare, mental health svc, housing, mistreatment in services/ schools/ jobs, etc)
• Sound Healing and Meditation by Noory Lee and Curry Knox, Zenyu http://zenyuhealing.wordpress.com/

CONFIRMED Co-Cosponsors include: Queer Youth Space, Ingersoll Gender Center, Seattle UNiversity Office of Multicultural Affairs, SU Triangle Club, SU GenderGalaxy, Zenyu, The NW Network of Bi Trans Lesbian Gay Survivors of Abuse, UW Q Center, Gender Justice League, Trans* Lives Matter


For questions, email: neems@seattleu.edu