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November 20 has been the traditional Day of Remembrance since 1998. Sadly not all communities will have organized celebrations. For example I live in Indianapolis and for the past two years have not been able to find a local celebration. That should not however keep any of us here from commemorating those we have lost and celebrating their lives.

Here is a link to a site with some excellent suggestions for having a ?do it yourself? ceremony:

http://www.gsanetwork.org/resources/...ay-remembrance

Andrew
I'm proud of the plethora of activities unfolding in the Boston area and Massachusetts in general. Below is a list of the Day of Remembrance events, followed by a description of the entire week's activities for Trans Equal Rights & Trans Awareness Week.



Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) memorializes individuals who have been killed throughout the world in the previous year because of anti-transgender hatred. For locations of the
following events see MTPC's TDOR page http://www.masstpc.org/events/tdo. For the list of those we are remembering. see http://www.transgenderdor.org/

Wednesday, Nov 16
Greenfield Observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thursday, Nov 17
Greater Lowell Observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Friday, Nov 18
Springfield Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday, Nov 20
Northampton Transgender Day of Remembrance

Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance
4 pm, Cathedral of St Paul, 138 Tremont St (at Park St T stop), Boston
Our annual observance, with inspirational speakers, community speak out, candlelight vigil, and hot apple cider with snacks and camaraderie afterwards.

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Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), MA, USA
Trans Equal Rights & Trans Awareness Week
November 12th to November 20th


A week dedicated to raising awareness about the transgender community and the issues it faces, this week will feature events and educational opportunities around the state. Events and educational opportunities are planned around the state by MTPC and a variety of other organizations and community groups. The Network/La Red <http://www.thenetworklared.org/> , State Street Financial, ACLU of Massachusetts and the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition are co-sponsoring this year?s Transgender Awareness Week 2011.

What you can do:

Please spend this week and next working to pass the Transgender Equal
Rights Bill:

? CONTACT lawmakers and to let them know of your support for the bill. They can?t hear from us too often ? opponents of the bill have been
swamping the inboxes of lawmakers.;

? WRITE a letter to the editor of your local paper of your hometown paper expressing support for the bill. Lawmakers need to know that the public supports this bill!;

? VOLUNTEER to work on the bill. MassEquality continues to holds phone banks Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 Call Justin at 617.878.2344 to sign up or send him an email!

Also follow us on Twitter (@MassTPC and @PassMATransBill) and retweet us often.

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Transgender Awareness Week Highlights - for full calendar of the over
go to http://www.masstpc.org/events/ taw/

Saturday, Nov 12
Transcending Boundaries Conference
http://www.transcen dingboundaries. org/
11 am - 12 noon
Telling Stories: Winning Trans Rights Community Driven Media and
Public Education
This workshop will educate transgender people and our allies on how to
advocate, represent, and speak for themselves in the media and how to
create community driven media and public education. We will also
update participants on status of the Transgender Equal Rights
legislation on State and Federal levels.

Monday, Nov 14
Documentary Screening: "Cruel & Unusual"
Presented by TransCEND & MTPC
6 - 8 pm at AIDS Action Committee, 75 Amory St., Jackson Square in
Jamaica Plain - near Jackson Square T stop, Free
Imagine being a woman in a men's prison. For many transgender
individuals serving prison sentences, their placement is a horrible
mistake, because the U.S. prison system decides where to place inmates
based on their genitalia, not their gender identity.

Tuesday Nov 15
Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities Video
Launch Event
At the Samaritans, Inc., 33 West Street. 4th Floor, Boston MA 02111
4-5 pm for Service Providers and 7-8 pm for Community Members
The Transgender Suicide Prevention Working Group will launching a
video series aimed at assisting community members in recognizing
warning signs of suicide. The videos are based on the Transgender
suicide prevention brochures and are designed for the transgender
community, friends and family. The video can be viewed on line for
free on the MTPC website starting November 15th. To RSVP please email
Liana@masstpc. org with your name, time slot you wish to attend. The
Transgender Suicide Prevention Working Group is made up of MTPC,
Fenway Health, Samaritans, Inc., Mass DPH, and local community
members.

Thursday, Nov 17
BAGLY Homecoming
Calling All Homecoming Kings, Queens and In-betweens: Come Home to
BAGLY! (or join us for the first time). No fuss, no muss evening. Come
as you are and enjoy drinks, food, entertainment and no speechifying.
21+ Only. 6-9pm, Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston

Friday, November 18
MTPC Training: Working with Transgender Communities
11 am - 12:30 pm at 14 Beacon St, Boston MA
MTPC will be providing a free introductory training, Working with
Transgender Communities for organizations and service providers.
Transgender people may face obstacles and barriers because of
misunderstanding or lack of knowledge when trying to access services
and resources. This workshop will provide cultural information about
transgender communities. This training is free, but space is limited
to the first 25 people, please RSVP to jesseb@masstpc. org by Nov 15th
to reserve your seat.

Thank you to our sponsors:

ACLU of Massachusetts and State Street Corporation

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