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Transgender Day of Remembrance

9. November 2004 • MarkDilley
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The Transgender Advocacy Project of the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project (WRAP) and the UM Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs (LGBTA) present the 6th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Saturday, November 20th, 2004
UM Michigan League
911 N. University (at Fletcher St.)
Ann Arbor, MI

In memory of people killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice in the previous year.

6:00 PM—Gather in front of the Michigan League (south entrance) at the University of Michigan for a short march (the march will be
canceled in case of rain, snow, or extreme cold)

6:30 PM SHARP—Begin march (unless canceled)

7:00 PM—Public reading of the names and brief biographies of those being remembered and a “Speak Out”. This portion will feature a talk by K. Foula Dimopolous and open reflections to audience members who would like to share additional thoughts. Location: Koessler Room, 3rd floor, Michigan League. Refreshments will be provided.

8:15 PM—Showing of the award winning documentary film, Ke Kulana He Mahu (2001, 67 mins.) Location: Koessler Room, 3rd floor, Michigan League.

This event is organized by the Transgender Advocacy Project, a
committee of WRAP, with support from the UM LGBTA. Co-sponsored by: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Ann Arbor; Rowan Educational Network; Oasis TBLG Outreach Ministry of Michigan; UM Transforum; Triangle Foundation; Gay Lesbian Straight Educational Network (GLSEN)-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti; and, the Eastern Michigan University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center

For more information or to co-sponsor or assist with this event,
please contact Dan Leonard at WRAP at 734.995.9867 or Jennifer Almquist at LGBTA at 734.763.4186 send e-mail to:

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 as a response to the growing issue of anti-transgender violence leading to death. Last year, the Transgender Day of Remembrance was observed in 110 locations in 8 countries. For additional information, please visit . Remembering Our Dead is a project of Gender Education & Advocacy, Inc.