November 10, 2011

Winnipeg Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011

November 16 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rainbow Resource Centre, 170 Scott Street
The event is for *youth* (ages 13-24)

In honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance, we'll talk about gender diversity and what it means to be an ally to gender minorities. 

Get a head start on the discussion.

If you identify as a gender minority and would like to share, OR if you identify as an ally and want to share what it means to you, inbox peerproject4youth. 
Let's learn from each others' experiences. 

Then we'll celebrate our gender-diverse, and gender-diversity-celebrating selves 
with some button making. 
Let's make buttons that relate to the discussion!

November 18 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2M70, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue

The Organizing Committee for the 7th Annual Winnipeg Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is delighted to invite you to a FREE screening of the 
film Two-Spirits

Following the screening there will be an opportunity to participate in a gently 
facilitated discussion.
Light Refreshments will be provided free of charge.

This screening has been organized as part of the annual TDOR events.  
The vigil will be held Sunday November 20. 

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. 
Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, freedom and fear, lives the truth: 
the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.

View the Two-Spirits trailer 

November 20 · 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street

Winnipeg’s 7th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance 
Remember. Honour. Embrace. Celebrate. Educate. Advocate.

November 20, 2011 marks the seventh annual Winnipeg Transgender Day of Remembrance (WTDOR) and the 13th annual International TDOR. 
This day serves as an opportunity to recognize, honour, embrace, celebrate and remember the people who encounter discrimination, prejudice, persecution, isolation or violence because of their [perceived] gender identity and/or expression.

TDOR is also about raising awareness, educating and advocating for the rights of individuals who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and any variation beyond these. 

This free, all-ages event is in an accessible, smoke, drug and alcohol-free venue.
We will also have the memorial book to sign.
Light refreshments will be served.

Along with the traditional vigil and reading of the names of individuals who have passed on in 2011, we will be inviting members of the community to speak about violence, allies and obstacles faced by trans-identified individuals living in Manitoba. 

Please contact ALBERT for more information on this event and check out information on the international event as well to see the list of names that will be read at the event.

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