Since 1999, November 20th has been recognized as International Transgender Day of Remembrance to provide space to honor trans lives lost to murder and suicide. Below is the schedule of activities organized this year by TEN to provide reflection and community.
The day’s events begin with an art show celebrating works by trans artists at the Kathy P. Thomson Studio in Downtown Fayetteville at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. Caleb Landers of the Quapaw Nation Search & Rescue Team will speak in the North Salon at the Fayetteville Town Center. This presentation will be followed by the reading of the names memorial, honoring those lost from the trans community over the past year. The annual candlelight vigil begins at 4:00 p.m. around the Fayetteville Town Center. Attendees are welcome to return to the South Salon of the Fayetteville Town Center for quiet contemplation and community connection, staying as long as they need.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is produced by the Transgender Equality Network with the support of NWA Equality, the Arkansas Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Ozark Film & Video.