Location: VisArts, 155 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
MoCo's 8th annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance marks the 20th anniversary of the Remembering our Dead Project started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1998, which remains critically important -- as are other projects that track transgender murders worldwide. Please join other members of the community as we memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice -- centering the experiences of trans women of color, who continue to be targeted in our community, country, and world.
There will be speakers and music, plus quieter spaces with listening companions.
The event is free, but donations are invited*
- Garage and street parking available
- Rockville Metro stop (Red Line) & buses
- Wheelchair accessible
- Armless and moveable chairs
- ASL interpretation upon request
- This is a designated safe space**
*Generous donations collected for the Transgender Day of Remembrance will first be used to cover the cost of the event. Remaining funds collected will be provided to a local organization committed to work for the transgender community.
**Event organizers are working with the transgender community and the Montgomery County and Rockville City Police Department leadership to ensure that this event is a safe space for all. This includes, but is not limited to, requesting supportive officers who wish to attend wear plain clothes.