San Francisco Commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018
The City of San Francisco commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 with a solemn yet spirited heart with the transgender community. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual day of mourning for the many transgender lives lost due to hate, homophobia and transphobia. Transgender death by violence has increased in recent years especially in communities of color, of the 102 murders between 2013 and 2017, 86% of them were Black, Latinx or Native American (hrc.org). Fueling the fire, the Trump administration is now considering removing the transgender identity by legalizing sex assigned at birth, which only furthers the hate and violence on transgender and gender non-conforming people. This year’s theme is #EnoughIsEnough.
San Francisco Transgender Empowerment, Advocacy and Mentorship Program (SF TEAM) is a new transgender leadership program of the San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC). SF TEAM is coordinating this year’s event with other organizations in the Bay Area. San Francisco Community Health Center has always been supporting and provided vital services to transgender and gender non-conforming people. With programming beginning as early as 1994, SFCHC has grown today to provided wrap around health services including HIV testing and treatment, primary medical care and behavioral health services including gender transitional guidance.
Please join us with our community allies as we remember and stand in resistance with the transgender community.
Tuesday, November 20, San Francisco
Louis B. Mayer Auditorium, UC Hastings College of Law, 200 McAllister Street
5:30pm- 6:00pm/ March from City Hall to UC Hastings
6:00pm- 8:00pm/TDOR program at UC Hastings
8:00pm-9:00pm/ Short reception with light refreshments
Emcee: Honey Mahogany
Invocation by Holy Old Man Bull
Performances by: New Voices Bay Area Ensemble
– Cecilia Chung, Activist and Senior Strategist @ Transgender Law Center
– Toni Newman- Executive Director of St James Infirmary Clinic, Author, ActivistVolunteers are recruited and organized by The SF LGBT Center.
For more information, please contact Nikki Calma( 4150292-3420 Ext 348 or titaaida@sfcommunity health.org