2013 Transgender Day Of Remembrance

| November 4, 2013 | Comments (1)


Transgender Day of Remembrance is Wednesday, November 20th 2013

       “Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters 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 sons, daughters, 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.”  -Rememberingourdead.org

      TDoR first began in the aftermath of the murder of Rita Hester on November 28th, 1998. It prompted the creation of the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a candlelight vigil in San Francisco in 1999.  TDoR events happen in hundreds of cities and countries every year and events span a wide variety of forms. 

      Transgender Day of Remembrance honors not just those who self-identified as transgender, but anyone who was murdered because of a bias against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.  For over a decade, more than one person a month has been murdered because of their actual or perceived gender identity or expression. And these are just the folks we’re aware of – it’s likely that many more are killed, but that their deaths are never recorded.  TDoR serves to bring attention to these transphobic hate crimes and to raise public awareness of these heinous acts which are often ignored by the media.

      An often unexamined facet of TDoR is that of the violence against transgender people, an overwhelming number of trans women and trans feminine people of color are targeted. Despite the targeting of trans women of color for transmisogyny and racism, the histories of these people are often erased. The awareness TDoR brings to violence against trans people, though important, also creates a space where if we are not intentional in recognizing the multiple intersecting identities that our community members hold, we run the risk of re-enforcing misogyny and racism. This intentionality includes openly acknowledging the fact that although we share a struggle against transphobia, we are compelled by this shared struggle to acknowledge the ways in which whiteness and masculinity are valued more than brown and blackness and femininity.     

     There are many ways to participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance. This month, organizations across the state are honoring the lives of those who have passed, building community, and envisioning a world free of  transphobic violence. This list will be updated as event details are solidified. If we have missed a TDoR community event, please don’t hesitate to email PeterM@BasicRights.org!



Monday, November 18th

Deconstructing Trans* misogyny Panel

6:00 pm

Lewis and Clark College Stamm Hall, Templeton Student Center

0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219


Tuesday November 19th

         Trans People of Color Hang Out

Space open for self identified trans* and gender non-conforming  people of color to share food and talk. Open to community members  as well as students.


Portland State University, Room 323

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

 Gender Gems: Art+Music Showcase

Gender Gems is a showcase of arts & music from all over the gender spectrum. Open to community members as well as students.

                    6pm -9pm

Portland State University, Women’s Resource Center

1802 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97201


Wednesday, November 20th

 Mass of Healing for Trans* Day Of Remembrance

           7 – 9 pm
           Metropolitan Community Church
            2400 NE Broadway St
            Portland, OR

          Link to Facebook Event

Wednesday Night Concert Series: Fire Arts Show for Trans* Day of Remembrance


Lewis and Clark College, Maggie’s Courtyard Garden

0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219 


Thursday, November 21st

Girl Talk: A Cis & Trans Women Dialogue about Family, Feminism, and Friendship, film followed by a facilitated conversation

12pm – 2pm

Open to community members as well as students.

Portland State University, Women’s Resource Center

1802 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Speaker: Kye Allums “Embracing All of Me: LGBT & Sports History Maker”


Lewis and Clark College Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center

0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219

Link to Facebook Event


Friday November 22nd

The Fully Functional Cabaret

7:30 – 10pm

An evening with Annie Danger, Bryn Kelly and Star Amerasu, writers, producers and stars of the Fully Functional Cabaret Film of a previous performance of the Fully Functional Cabaret. Donations to support the making of Major!, A Documentary film about Miss Major.

P0rtland State University, Smith Rm. 238.

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

 “Boys Don’t Cry” Screening

7:00 pm

Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center

0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 9721

Link to Facebook Event

Transgender Month of Memorial

           Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus

            For more information, contact qrc.rc@pcc.edu                  


 Tuesday, November 19th

Savannah Veronica Jackson

1:00pm-3:00 pm

Chemeketa Community College Multicultural Center

4000 Lancaster Drive

 Link to Facebook Event


Tuesday November 19

           Panel and Discussion: “Exploring the Spectrum of Gender Identity.”

             7:00 pm.

          LILA Peer Support Club

           990 Oak Street (corner of 10th & Oak), Eugene


Thursday November 21

          Workshop: “Trans-partnering With Compassion”

           6:30 pm

           LILA Peer Support Club

            990 Oak Street (corner of 10th & Oak), Eugene


Friday November 22

            Transgender Day of Remembrance

           6:00 – 8:00 pm

           Edificio El Atrio

           99 West 10th Avenue


 Saturday November 23

          Social Gathering for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Folks, their friends and allies.

          6:30 – 8:30 pm

         Eugene Coffee Company (ECC)

         240 E. 17th Ave., Eugene


Candle Light Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony

               Wednesday, November 20th 7:00-8:00 pm

                OSU MU Quad

                For more information, contact queer.affairs@oregonstate.edu

La Grande

Monday, November 18th 

                Lecture and discussion

                6:30 pm

                Eastern Oregon University, Ackerman Hall 210

                1 University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850


Tuesday, November 19th 

           Candlelight Vigil 

           6:30 pm

           Eastern Oregon Nursery & Landscaping

           10707 S Walton Road, La Grande, OR 97850


Tuesday, November 20th

Trans Day of Remembrance with Monika MHz

6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Location TBA

For more details, click here.





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