MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 2020 Transgender Day of Remembrance service sponsored by Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association will take place virtually Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The service is open to all.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
"The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence… It is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." - - Gwendolyn Ann Smith
With this service we raise public awareness, mourn and honor the lives of our transgender and gender non-conforming kin, and we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred.
Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96530433148 / Phone # +1 646 558 8656 / Meeting ID: 965 3043 3148