Maenad

Transgender Day of Remembrance seminar, 2006

For information:

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world.

This year Sydney, Australia will host a Memorial event.

When: November 20th, 11am-2pm
Where: Waratah Room, NSW Parliament House

Details:

11:00am – Introduction
11:05am – Keynote Speaker – Kate Walker
11:25am – break
11:30am – film „A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story“
01:00pm – break
01:05pm – refreshments & panel discussion
02:00pm – close

people who accepted for the panel are:

– Tracey O’Keefe (SAGE)
– Katherine Cummings (Gender Centre)
– Kate Walker (keynote speaker)- bicycle(at)mysoul.com.au
– norrie mAy-welby (SWOP)
– Rachel Evans (CAAH)
– Lee Rhiannon MLC (Greens)
– Penny Sharpe MLC (Labor)

Contact eleanor@webspinning.org for more details.“

Click here to download the notes for the Key Note Speech (Word format approx 80kb)

Postscript: A brief report, relating the Transgender Day of Remembrance seminar, written by The Hon Penny Sharpe MLC is here

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2 Kommentare »

  1. It was a very good (and thought provoking) talk Kate. I have linked your speech to my website through my blog. Regards
    Penny

    Kommentar von Penny Sharpe | November 20, 2006 | Antwort

  2. Many thanks, Penny.
    For those who may not know Penny’s website, it is at: http://www.pennysharpe.com
    Her report of the Transgender Day of Remembrance seminar today is at http://www.pennysharpe.com/redleather/entry.php?id=91
    well wishes,
    Kate

    Kommentar von maenad | November 20, 2006 | Antwort


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