Event Details: C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.’s Gender Journeys Hosts Virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.On Friday, November 20th, the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge’s (C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.’s) Gender Journeys team in collaboration with Kawartha Sexual Assault Center, Trent Queer Collective, Fleming College, the Trent Center for Women and Transgender People, and PARN, invites the public to join a virtual vigil in honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance.C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. continues to hold the health and safety of our staff, clients and the community in the highest regard. Following the recommendations of Peterborough Public Health regarding COVID-19, we have chosen to not move forward with an in-person vigil but instead, to host a virtual vigil. The vigil will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom and followed by a virtual open mic from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. hosted by Trent Queer Collective.Gender Journeys, a service through C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R., provides programming, education, and support for those who are transgender, 2-spirit, gender diverse and individuals who are questioning their gender identity.
The afternoon aims to honor those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence and discrimination, to bring awareness to the continued violence that transgender and gender diverse individuals endure (especially trans women of colour), and to celebrate the strength and resilience of our communities.
The vigil is in honour of the lives that have been lost, and those who are still with us today. All who wish to attend this free, virtual event are welcome to register via the link below:
If you would like further information about this event, please contact Alex Karn at email@example.com or Joaquin Santana at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Gender Journeys, visit www.cmhahkpr.ca/programs-services/genderjourneys/.
Following the vigil, individuals are invited to participate in a virtual open mic organized by Trent Queer Collective. For more information on the open mic, please contact Trent Queer Collective at email@example.com.
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