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Trans Day of Remembrance: Memorial, Reflection, and Restorative Movement with Chelvanaya Gabriel ’97 and Shalonda Edwards

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 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 since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Please join us as we gather in community to memorialize trans and gender-nonconforming loved ones we have lost, hold one another in processing, and nourish our bodies and souls.

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  • Nohelya Zambrano Aguayo

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