Transgender Awareness Week 2008


Tuesday, Nov 18: Transcending Gender Art Show Opening Reception
6p-8p, Michigan Union Art Lounge, First Floor
Sponsored by: Spectrum Center and LGBT Commission
The goal of Transcending Gender is to bring awareness to the campus community about gender identity
and gender expression that is not in line with mainstream conceptions of gender norms, as seen from
the lens of the artists’ personal experiences. The November 17 opening reception includes discussions
with the artists and spoken word and poetry performances as well as appetizers and desserts. Art pieces
will be up in the Union Art Lounge from November 17 through November 23.
Contact: Amy Dickinson,

Wednesday, November 19: Hate Crime and Bias Incident Training
12p-2p, School of Social Work
Sponsored by: TBLG Matters Initiative
This is an interactive workshop where participants will learn the difference between a hate crime and
bias incident, how to report a hate crime/bias incident, essential regulations in hate crime/bias incident
laws/protocols, as well as the effects that hate crimes and bias incidents have on victims and survivors
of hate crimes/bias incidents.
Contact: Kate Shimshock,

En El Fuego Film Screening
5p-7p, School of Social Work Educational Conference Center
Sponsored by: Rainbow Network, TBLG Matters Initiative, Spectrum Center
Transphobia is an everyday problem around the world and in a religious and conservative city like Lima,
Peru where transgender citizens are not protected by any law, it can be downright dangerous.
Transgender people from Lima, Peru open their lives and hearts and tell their stories about fear, hate,
discrimination, abuse, hopes and dreams in a society that has openly turned its back to them. Despite
the danger of living openly, these Peruvians prosper and persevere. They earn degrees, work with
children and stand for themselves, effectively changing the status quo for their LGBT community.
Contact: Lauren Sherry,

Friday, November 21
Transgender Student Scholarship Meeting

5p-6:30p, Spectrum Center
This group works to provide a transgender student scholarship at U-M.
Contact: Cayden Mak,

Transgender Day of Remembrance
7p-9p, Rackham East and West Conference Rooms
Sponsored by: Rainbow Law Center, Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project, Spectrum Center, LGBT
Commission, Rainbow Network
Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to antitransgender 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. We will
take time to both remember our past and celebrate our future. For more information, visit the
following website
Contact: Robby Saldaña, saldañ


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