Altars has been set-up at 5 locations around the San Diego region to honor the lives lost too soon.
The 18th annual San Diego Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) will take place virtually on Friday, Nov. 20 from 7- pm on the Project TRANS at The Center Facebook page.
The event's purpose is to memorialize, honor, and celebrate the lives tragically lost due to anti-transgender violence and discrimination.
"These senseless murders are a global and national crisis that disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous, and migrant transgender womxn of color," wrote event organizers on the Facebook event page. "This year, we have issued a call to action partnering with other leading agencies whose mission is to serve and protect our most vulnerable and marginalized community members. We are stronger together and want the message to be loud and clear, stop killing us!"
Transgender Awareness Week Memorial Altars
During Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 12-19, up until TDOR on Nov. 20, community members and allies are invited to help memorialize lives that have lost too soon by visiting one of the five altars that have been created at locations listed below to pay respects, meditate, and leave flowers, pictures, or hand written sentiments.
Visitors are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing while there. Those who stop by, may check in at each location on social media, take a picture, and share the following hashtags: #TDOR2020 #StopKillingUs #TransisBeautiful
The San Diego LGBT Community Center: 3909 Centre St., San Diego, CA 92103
San Diego Pride Office: 3620 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
South Bay Youth Center: 1180 3rd Avenue., Suite C1, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition: 1121 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Escondido, CA 92058
North County LGBT Community Center: 320 Mission Ave., Suite #2, Oceanside, CA 92058
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