Trans Day of Remembrance & Trans Week of Liberation

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

November 20 marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day set aside to remember the lives of trans people who have love their lives as a result of trans-antagonistic violence. In Fall 2020, the LGBTQ Resource Center hosted our TDOR performance on November 6. We collaborated with Multicultural Affairs and their Native Heritage Month to present SIJSIWAYULU, a play written by Xemi Tapepechul with songs by Nantzin Paula Lopez and Nantzin Anastacia Lopez Lopez.

SIJSIWAYULU is a two-Femme play about reclaiming two-spirit identity through indigenous Salvadoran culture and diaspora and empowering the ancestral goddess within. It is presented in honor of Angel Rose, who lost her life in December 2019.

Trans Week of Liberation (TWOL)

Every spring, the LGBTQ Resource Center shifts the focus from remembrance to liberation with Transgender Week of Liberation. While we recognize that the national event is named “Transgender Day of Visibility,” we believe that visibility alone is not enough. We challenge ourselves and encourage you to push beyond visibility and towards transgender liberation.

TWOL 2023 takes place March 27-31, 2023.

Queer Clothing Exchange: March 27, 7-8 p.m.

Bring in some clothes to swap with members of the LGBTQ community to share gender-affirming clothing!

Writing Workshop: March 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center, in collaboration with Student Living and Multicultural Affairs, for a writing workshop with River Mason!

River Mason is a Queer Indigenous writer, poet, performer, photographer and videographer. They received a B.A. degree in film and media arts at Temple University. River’s work aims to prompt introspection, the human condition and exploring avenues of self-expression. They care to create a sense of belonging for all individuals with the result that they can comfortably explore their own personal narratives, interests and vulnerabilities. River’s work centers around queerness, identity, social justice, solitude and mental health. They are in constant pursuit of utilizing their writing as a means to embrace and voice their sorrow and joy.

Open Mic Night: March 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center, in collaboration with Student Living and Multicultural Affairs, for an Open Mic Night for trans, non-binary, genderqueer and gender-questioning students with special guest River Mason!