2018 Vancouver Trans Day of Remembrance

2018 TDOR Poster

Organized and taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory, which include the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), & səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Indigenous nations – colonially known as – Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver TDOR stands with Indigenous nations right to self-determination and autonomy.

Organized by the Vancouver Trans Day Of Remembrance collective. 2spirited, trans, gender fluid & questioning, people of color, disabled with diverse political experiences.


This event is a safer space event. We manage our spaces to be as inclusive as possible and are forever learning more. NO TERFs / SWERFs / fascists / oppressive violence = ZERO TOLERANCE. NO SUPREMACY.

Join us this year in closing the Trans Week of Resilience with the annual Trans Day of Remembrance. Each year, hundreds of trans and gender nonconforming people are murdered, especially trans women of colour. This event seeks to bring attention to the violence faced by multiply marginalized trans people around the world, and to set intention in honouring their lives.

When: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 (gregorian calendar)
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Main & Hastings; SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1400-1420

5:30pm Gather at Main & Hastings Street (in front of the Carnegie Community Centre/southwest corner)
6:00pm Opening & land acknowledgement
6:15pm March begins, heading west down East Hastings Street
6:30pm Arrive at SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1400-1420
7:00pm Memorial begins (opening, reading of names, open mic, closing)
9:30pm Close

Bring your signs and visuals for the march; bring candles for the memorial and any words you may wish to share during the open mic.

Accessibility Information:
– Active listeners/counsellors will be present during the memorial; there are two classrooms on the main floor that will be used for quiet space and active listening
– ASL interpretation has been secured for the march and the memorial
– The building entrance, memorial space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible; the march will move along East Hastings Street, which includes a slight downhill slope between Main Street and Carrall Street, and a slight uphill slope between Abbott Street and Homer Street
– Refrain from wearing any scented products, including perfume, lotions, hair products, clothing washed in detergent/dried with dryer sheets, to name a few (https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/07/being-scent-free/)
– EMF-reduced event; please power off your cell phones and electronic devices completely if you do not need them; WiFi at SFU Harbour Centre cannot be turned off; if you require a designated EMF-free zone please contact us

If you have any questions or accessibility requests please email: vantdor [at] gmail [dot] com or comment below.

For more information:

This event is possible due to the generous support of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Big Bro’s Barbershop, BCGEU, SFU Institute for Humanities, BCTF, SFPIRG, the Teacher’s Support Staff Union, and volunteers. THANK YOU!

We still need help. If you are able to offer resources and support or volunteer during TWOR or during TDOR please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/hg4nuslLHHTJ4zyz2

If you would like to get involved with TWOR: https://goo.gl/forms/yl8p3ngiLSsGBG5f1

SFPIRG has historically supported Vancouver TDOR in booking space and providing funds. This year, they need the support of the community as they are facing eviction from their space!
To learn more and to support them, please sign their petition here: https://www.change.org/p/simon-fraser-university-save-sfpirg-and-provide-leased-space-on-campus

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