13th International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Remembering all who have suffered from anti-transgender violence in our communities and around the globe
Friday, November 18, 2011 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish communities around the world + A Special Service at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav • 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Since 1999, November 20th has been set aside in cities across the country as Transgender Day of Remembrance.
This day memorializes those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred. High rates of murder and other violence continues to be one of the most critical issues facing our transgender communities; and more and more people, trans and non-trans, are raising their voices in commemoration and protest.
In the Bay Area Jewish Community, we have designated Friday, November 18, 2011 as Transgender Remembrance Kabbalat Shabbat
. At Friday night services on the 18th or morning services on the 19th we ask our Jewish community around the Bay Area to remember all who have suffered from anti-transgender violence, with special liturgy, music, drash, and/or a reading of names.
Please contact the LGBT Alliance if you have questions or interest on how to participate in honoring this day.
May we all be remembered as a blessing.