ALP Manhattan: 147 West 24th St. 3rd Floor
A day to remember and celebrate the lives of our fallen family members.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
A day to remember and celebrate the lives of our fallen family members:
New York, NY– On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, TransJustice will hold a Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony at 147 West 24th Street from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In 2011, One Hundred and Sixteen members of the Transgender Community were murdered. The purpose of the Transgender Day of Remembrance is to raise public awareness of hate crimes committed against transgender people, offenses rarely highlighted in the media. It is a day to publicly mourn and honor the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. The Day of Remembrance gives transgender people and their allies a chance to memorialize victims of anti-transgender violence.
TransJustice is a political group created by and for Trans and Gender Non-conforming people of color. TransJustice works to mobilize supporters into action on the pressing political issues our community faces, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; advocating for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, job-training programs and fighting violence committed by the police.
TransJustice general meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Audre Lorde Project located at 147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY.
The AudreLorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non- Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and seek progressive social and economic justice. We seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.