Asheville, NC, Wed, November 20, 2013
6:30 p.m. Civic Center and march to Vance Monument
The Asheville, NC, activist group, Just Us for All, has organized the annual event to focus the community on the continual murders and mistreatment of transgender people.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day that memorializes those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the unrelenting violence endured by the transgender umbrella community. This day not only uncovers transphobia but racism and sexism as well.
TDoR was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Alliston, Massachusetts Since its start, TDoR has been held annually on November 20th, and has slowly evolved into an International Day of Action. In 2010, TDoR was witnessed in over one hundred eighty five cities throughout approximately twenty countries.
**Just Us For All will be accepting donations that will be donated to a group outside of JUFA that helps trans*folks. It is a local shelter for homeless folks but is also a safe space for trans* folks called Beloved House: http://belovedhouse.webs.com/
**JUFA will also be starting a binder drive. If you or anyone has or needs a chest binder please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org// email@example.com
The initial event will end with a movie showing afterwards at Firestorm Cafe and Books (48 Commerce Street). We'll be showing Lilo & Stitch a movie about chosen family and is very feel good! 8-10 p.m.