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Tri-Campus Trans Day of Remembrance Events
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
November 20th is the annual Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an opportunity to memorialize and celebrate trans lives and communities, and to raise awareness about trans-inclusive work being done throughout the year. On November 20th, there will be TDOR events across all three campuses of U of T. Please stay tuned for more details.
University of Toronto Mississauga Campus:
From 10 am – 4 pm, there will be a space for trans folks to drop-in to connect with one another. There will be button making, refreshments, and a clothing swap. There will also be a vigil held at UTM. Find more information on the UTM vigil.
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus:
From 12 – 3 pm, there will be a tabling event taking place in the Meeting Place at UTSC. There will be information and buttons available. There will also be a vigil later on in the day. Find more information on the UTSC vigil.
University of Toronto St. George Campus:
Join us for an evening of paper folding (4:00 – 5:30 pm) and remembrance to show your solidarity for trans lives lost to transphobic violence. We will be folding flowers together for each of the people represented on TDOR’s 2017 list found here: https://tdor.info/, which will be taken to the St. George vigil being held right after this event. We will all walk over together, but keep in mind that you don’t have to go to the paper folding event to go to the vigil, and vice versa (more details to follow).
At the vigil (6:00 – 7:00 pm), folks are invited to plant a flower down as the names are being read, as a symbol of remembrance, mourning, and futurity of life. The flowers will be left planted overnight, and folks are welcome to pick them up at the LGBTOUT Drop-In Centre. While we fold the flowers, we will be talking about the importance of celebrating the lives of trans folks, and how we as a community can better support trans folks during and outside of remembrance days.
All trans positive members of the community are welcome, however the space will prioritize those who identity as trans, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, or those who are questioning their gender identity. This event is being held in collaboration with the U of T Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, NewPRIDE and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre. As always, there will be food and the space is accessible, with gender inclusive washrooms. We hope to see you soon! Find more information on the St. George vigil.