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Trans Awareness Week 2011

This week we’re raising awareness about trans rights, demanding justice for all trans people, and remembering those we’ve lost to anti-trans violence. Here’s how you can take part:

Tuesday, November 15
DCTC will host its bi-monthly meeting at 7:30pm in the Austin Center at Whitman-Walker Health, 14th & R Streets NW. Get updates on our needs assessment project, our work regarding the police and jails, and help us create our upcoming community forum on December 3 (stay tuned for details). Plus much, much more! Anyone who wants to fight for justice is welcome to attend.

Thursday, November 17
We’ve teamed up with TLGB Police Watch and a number of other local organizations for Trans Day of Action. Join us at 1:00pm for a rally in front of Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue NW. We’ll proceed from there to the US Attorney’s Office, at 555 4th Street NW. Check out our goals and demands for the mayor, the police chief, and the US Attorney, and feel free to share details with your friends on Facebook.

Sunday, November 20
Please join us for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance service, organized by Transgender Health Empowerment, at 5:00pm at the Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge Street NW. We’ve lost at least two members of our community to violence this year, and many more have been injured. Help us to honor their memories.

Trans Awareness Week Events! Plus, We’re being honored!

As many of you know, next week marks the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, a time to honor community members who have been victims of violence or lost their lives. It is also “Trans Awareness Week” — a time to educate one another about the issues that trans communities face and our struggles for liberation. Members of DCTC are going to be busy, so be sure to come out and catch us at some of the following events!

Wednesday, November 10th 2010 at 5:30pm
“The T in LGBTQA”: A Trans 101-style presentation at the University of Maryland. Contact us for exact location if you are a UMD student.

Monday, November 15th 2010 at 7pm
Know Your Rights! Presentation with AU Queers and Allies at American Univeristy. MGC Room 203/205.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 at 7:30pm
Our regular bimonthly planning meeting at Whitman Walker Clinic.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 at 6:30pm
Trans Rights Seminar for legal professionals at University of the District of Columbia. Presented with UDC OutLaw. Building 39, Room 208.

Wednesday, November 17th 2010 at 7:15pm
Being a Trans Ally Presentation at Georgetown University, part of Gender Liberation Week

Wednesday, November 17th 2010 at 7pm
The National Center for Transgender Equality‘s 7th Anniversary Celebration, honoring none other than the DC Trans Coalition! Tickets are $50 toward NCTE. From them:

Founded in 2005, The DC Trans Coalition has done groundbreaking work here that has not only made DC safer and more equitable, but has led to changes around the country. Six states have used a model driver’s license policy pioneered here in the nation’s capital and championed by DCTC. Their work on prison policies and public accommodation access (especially with regards to public restrooms) has made an incredible difference for transgender people, and this is just the start of their many accomplishments. Please join us in honoring this all volunteer, community-based organization.

The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. We’ll see you there.

Can’t attend? Please make a donation to support our ongoing work. Thank you so much to all who have already donated! Together, we are building a strong movement for transgender equality!

Thursday, November 18th 2010
DC-Wide Trans Day of Remembrance at Metropolitan Community Church. See flier below for more info.

Friday, November 19th, 2010
Trans Day of Remembrance ceremony at George Washington University. Contact us for more info.