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2018 Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2018

ABOUT Transgender Day of Remembrance

“The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of [those] who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their [children], parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.” From the TDOR website.

Equality Illinois is not involved in the creation of any of the events and developed a list to keep our community engaged. Please visit the facebook event pages for more information regarding these events memorializing the tragic acts of violence against transgender people who have been murdered. Equality Illinois regrets all of the deaths that have occurred in Illinois and across America. In 2018, Dejanay Stanton and Ciara Minaj Frazier were among nearly 30 transwomen murdered in the U.S. right here in Illinois. Equality Illinois has pledged to work with the Chicago Police Department, community organizations working directly with transgender serving organizations, and trans led groups to bring justice to the families of Ciara and Dejanay.

Tuesday, November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs at NEIU| 3pm

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Northeaster Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Candelighting ceremony and reading of the victims

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony with Chicago Therapy Collective

Chicago Therapy Collective | 5:30pm

5247 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by: Chicago Therapy Collective

Featured speaker Alexis Martinez (she/her) and performances by Malia Santiago (she/her) and
Cheyenne Butler (she/her) of the Youth Empowerment Performance Project\

 

Phoenix Center Transgender Day of Remembrance

Phoenix Center | 6-8pm

109 E. Lawrence, Springfield, Illinois ‘

Memorial

 

UP Center Remembers: Transgender Day of Remembrance
University YMCA-Murphy Lounge | 6-7pm

1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, Illinois

Candelight vigil

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Services

Universal Unitarian Church of Urbana- Champaign | 7-8pm

309 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Universal Unitarian Church | 6-8pm

4848 Turner Street, Rockford, Illinois

Sponsored by: PFLAG Rockford

Candelight vigil

 

Trans Day of Remembrance Dinner & Vigil

Dance Force Dance Lab | 6-9pm

2747 W. 79th Street, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by: Howard Brown Health and Broadway Youth Center

Featured Speaker: Trish Halloway and Keynote by Iesha Love. Performance by Kaycee Ortiz and Kleva B.

 

Peoria Transgender Day of Remembrance: Fifth Annual Observance

Universal Unitarian Church of Peoria | 7pm

3000 Richwoods Blvd., Peoria, Illinois

Sponsored by: Interfaith Alliance of Central Illinois, Universal Unitarian Church of Peoria, and Peoria Proud

Keynote speaker: Rev. Marcus Fogliano (they/them)

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Center on Halsted | 7-9pm

3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by: Center on Halsted

Featured speakers: Elise Malary (she/her) and Keynote speaker Channyn Lynne Parker (she/her)

 

Hydrate Won’t Erase You Benefit Show

Hydrate Nightclub | 9pm | $10

3458 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois

Benefiting: Brave Space Alliance

Performers Include: Kelly LaurenSara AndrewsMonica Dejesus AnayaJoan Jullian, Kari Traid, Sasha LoveAmailia BlackNaysha LopezDiDa Ritz, Ms.Ruff N Stuff, Sorraya Dash LopezKhloeCeeCee LaRougeDemi Lauren Sexton and many more

 

Trans Day of Remembrance Dinner & Vigil

Dance Force Dance Lab | 6-9pm

2747 W. 79th Street, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by: Howard Brown Health and Broadway Youth Center

Featured Speaker: Trisha Halloway and Keynote by Iesha Love. Performance by Kaycee Ortiz and Kleva B.