Alameda County has been personally and tragically touched this year by the senseless, violent murder of former TransVision Peer Advocate, Brandy Martell. Brandy was shot and killed on Sunday, April 29th, in downtown Oakland, California. Brandy was a resident of Hayward. Her unsolved murder has continued to shock the East Bay trans community.
The 14th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance will remember and mourn the loss of Brandy Martell and other transgender and gender variant individuals killed due to anti-transgender violence around the world over the previous twelve months. The National Day falls on Tuesday, November 20. A county wide event will be held in Oakland on Friday, Nov 16 at the Oakland Peace Center, Fellowship Hall, Oakland, CA. Doors will open at 7 PM and the event will start at 7:30, end at 9:30 and is free and open to the community.
Planned by Tri-City Health Center’s TransVision program, Oakland’s ceremony will be one of over 250+ events being held across the nation and internationally. The evening’s ceremony will feature speakers from the community, elected leaders, and a reading of the names of those who were killed.
The Oakland event also recognizes HIV/AIDS as an epidemic that has disproportionately affects transgender women of color living in Alameda County. Last year’s event drew over 200 attendees. Brandy Martell’s life and legacy will be the centerpiece of this year’s ceremony.
The event is free and open to the public. Alameda County's Transgender Day of Remembrance welcomes people with disabilities and will provide reasonable accomodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accomodations for this event please contact Lee Staub (510)456-3540 or [email protected] by Friday, November 9th.
For more information please contact Tiffany Woods at (510) 456-3521 or [email protected]
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