Remembering transgender individuals killed in hate crimes at MTSU next Saturday
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:42 pm
A day of remembering transgender individuals who have been killed out of hate will take place on the MTSU campus next Saturday (11/19/16).
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, on Saturday, November 19, 2016 MT Lambda & IDA will provide an opportunity for campus and community members to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate.
Celebrated nationally, Transgender Day of Remembrance brings attention to the continued violence and prejudice endured by the trans* community. The Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDoR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.
The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Since then people have been commemorating the Transgender Day of Remembrance during this time every year.
The Memorial display will take place all day beginning at 9am. There will be a walk from Walker Library at 5:00pm that will lead into the ceremony on the Student Union Knoll.