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Rhode Island TDOR Events [Nov. 15th, 2007|02:24 pm]
Trans New England


Lifelines Rhode Island , in collaboration with Brown University LGBTQ Resource Center and Youth Pride, Inc., invites you to join us to commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance, an internationally observed day to memorialize people who have been murdered due to anti-trans hatred or prejudice. Trans Day of Remembrance is a time to highlight the daily violence and fear with which many trans people live and to speak out against anti-trans violence.

RI Trans Day of Remembrance will include

Monday Nov. 19th and/or Tuesday 20th, 10am – 4pm, Brown University Main Green*
A display on the main green commemorating the lives lost due to hate crime since the last Trans Day of Remembrance in 2006. A table with trans-related information will be available.

Tuesday Nov 20th, 6pm, Brown University Main Green*
Contact: info@lifelinesri.org or 401.369.9680
Candle light vigil. The vigil opening speakers include Y. Gavriel Ansara, Executive Director of Lifelines Rhode Island and Jodi Glass, Lifelines Board member and coordinator of The RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias (RI-CPB) Hate Crime Training Program. The speeches will be followed by candle lighting and reading of the names to remember, followed by a moment of silence to remember our dead.

Tuesday Nov 20th, 7:30pm, Hourglass Café, Faunce basement*
TRANSCEND COFFEE HOUSE. An open mike/speak out hosted by the Brown University LGBTQ Resource Center and the student group, Queer Alliance. It is free and open to the public. Anyone who would like to speak out or perform should contact Yumi_Aikawa@brown.edu. You can share stories, you can share your writing, you can slam, or you can sing, but YOU MAY ONLY SPEAK OUT OR PERFORM ABOUT SUBJECTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE HEART OF THE EVENT. The featured performer is COYOTE GRACE ( www.coyotegrace.com), a fantasmic folk-rock-blues duo from the west coast.

*Brown University Main Green can be accessed through the arch on Waterman Street at the intersection of Brown Street , or from the entrances on George Street . Faunce House is the building with the arch. The university is in the East Side of Providence.

Lifelines Rhode Island is the only statewide, multi-service non-profit organization focused on meeting the needs of transgender, transsexual, gender variant & intersex (TGI) people in Rhode Island and surrounding regions. Lifelines promotes full equality and civil rights for people of diverse bodies and genders through advocacy, agency & provider training, and support services. http://lifelinesri.org/

Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI) is the only statewide nonprofit organization with programming dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity. YPI: Advocate, Support, Empower. Youth Pride provides safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and young adults. http://www.youthpride-ri.org/