2019 Vancouver Trans Day Of Remembrance March & Memorial

Organized and taking place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, which include the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɁɬ nations (so-called vancouver, canada). We seek to work in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in the struggle for autonomy and self-determination. We recognize that the gender binary is a colonial construct and affirm the diversity of gender identity and gender expression of people around the world, especially those who are reclaiming identities and roles lost, erased and vilified due to colonization.


Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual event on November 20th which commemorates the hundreds of people murdered each year due to anti-trans bigotry and violence.

Our mission is to memorialize the hundreds of trans people who are murdered each year, the majority of whom are trans women of colour and sex workers, and bring attention to the violence and oppression they experience.

We envision a world where trans women, sex workers, and trans people as a whole have the support and resources to live out their full lives with dignity, respect, and safety.

Join us the march, the memorial, or both to observe this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
4:30pm – 9:30pm
March from SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street
Memorial at Carnegie Community Centre (theatre room), 401 Main Street

4:30pm Sign-making party @ SFU Harbour Centre
5:30pm March begins to Carnegie Community Centre
6:30pm Memorial @ Carnegie Community Centre

  • Acknowledgement of Territory
  • History & Context
  • Guest Speakers
  • Reading of Names
  • Open Mic

9:30pm Closing

March Route Info:

  • 1.1km along Hastings Street
  • Slow and slight incline between Carrall Street and Main Street
  • Meet at SFU Harbour Centre and march to Carnegie Community Centre

Accessibility info:

@ SFU Harbour Centre

  • The gathering space will be at the front entrance beneath cover; it is wheelchair accessible.
  • There are single-stall, all gender and multi-stall, gendered washrooms inside SFU Harbour Centre; there are also single-stall washrooms at the coffee shop across the street.

@ Carnegie Community Centre

  • The building entrance, theatre room, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are two single-stall gendered washrooms just outside the theatre room with “trans people welcome” signs; there are multi-stall gendered washrooms with the same signs on all other floor levels
  • The event is a scent-reduced environment; refrain from wearing scented products the day before and during the event. This includes perfumes, lotions, hair products, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.
  • If you require an EMF-free space, please let us know.
  • ASL interpretation is secured for this event; please contact us to secure this service by Friday, November 15th at 3:00pm.

International info:

Trans Week of Resilience:

About TWOR 2019:

Join us in our 2nd year of TWOR, a week of self-organized events by trans communities and their allies!

Our mission is to gather resources and support for Two Spirit, trans, and gender nonconforming communities to organize and participate in a variety of events and opportunities for ourselves and each other.

We envision the creation of safer spaces to learn, grow, heal, and build individual and community capacity to navigate day-to-day struggles and to resist hatred and violence.

Trans Week of Resilience was created by trans people in the United States to widen the focus of Trans Day of Remembrance and honour and celebrate the living trans community, especially trans people of colour, alongside memorializing those murdered and killed by anti-trans violence.

“For trans people of color to not only survive, but thrive, we need to reimagine our world.” (https://www.tdor.co/about)

We would like to stress the need for resources and support to make this week possible. If you are able to help with providing funds, space, printing, food, or any other forms of support this could help us immensely in helping our community to create our week of resilience.

To offer support &/or resources: http://bit.ly/tworvolunteer.

If you have any questions or accessibility requests, please contact us at vantdor@ gmail. com.

Visit our most up-to-date calendar: https://www.vancouvertdor.com/events.

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