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Transgender Day of Remembrance Interfaith Service
November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event: Has LGBTQ content, May be of interest to the LGBTQ community ||
6:00 – 7:00 pm Interfaith Service also streamed to YouTube.
7:00 – 8:00 pm Fellowship and Community Resource Fair in person only
Where: Fitchburg Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We gather to remember, and we will continue to gather until we are all accepted for just being us, human beings. Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg shares this solemn day of remembrance with many interfaith partners and is proud to be the host congregation for this event this year.
Transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith started this tradition in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who had been killed the previous year. It became an annual tradition to honor all transgender people who lost their lives to violence because of who they were.
Co-sponsors (list in progress)
Beth Israel Center
El-Tawhid Juma Circle
Fitchburg Memorial United Church of Christ
Jewish Social Services of Madison
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
We are grateful to the Jewish Federation of Madison for their support of this event! || 0
- Memorial United Church of Christ
5705 Lacy Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States