transchat: Transchat: Sunday, Nov 18, 2-4 pm EST (7-9 pm UK) Topic: TDOR
Transchat will take place on Twitter this Sunday, November 18th, 2-4pm EST (7-9pm UK). Tune in and participate by following the hashtag #transchat.
The topic is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event to commemorate those members of our community lost to violence.
“The Transgender Day…
Personally, I have serious issues with TDOR, largely informed by conversations with trans women of color and my own desire to strategically effect change. As I write this, there is a controversy in Chicago over a TDOR event, with one well known activist having stepped down from her position in protest over how the event was being handled. It’s honestly unclear to me how either the event itself, or the resignation, would have any impact on those most in need (genuinely unclear).
Commemorating the fallen is important, but it must be done in a context of an ongoing conversation about the causes of systemic inequity and violence and dedication to working for and with those most at risk.
I look forward to this discussion.