|The GLBT Center will observe Transgender Awareness Week from Tuesday, November 14 through Monday, November 20, 2017. The impetus for the week of events is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a global, annual observance for transgender individuals who were murdered over the past year, that will take place on November 20, 2017. The Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Sculpture will be on display in the GLBT Center all week. Please visit us in Talley Student Union, Suite 5230 to pay your respects to those our community has lost. On the evening of November 20, 2017 GLBT Center and T-Files, a transgender peer support group, will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance at 5:00 p.m. in Wolf Plaza.
The theme of this year’s Transgender Awareness Week is “Dismantling Gender Roles” and will kick off on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with a virtual workshop hosted by Queer Memoir’s Kelli Dunham from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 4280. Everyone has a gender identity, but everyone experiences their gender, or lack of gender, differently. Explore your relationship with your gender in this engaging workshop. Come prepared to reflect, write, hear others’ perspectives and share your own. Writing materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring laptops and tablets to type responses. Participants are also invited to donate a copy of their work to the GLBT Archive for preservation.