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Transgender Day of Remembrance

by Community Contributor
Please join us on Saturday, November 20th for a Candlelight Vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. We will meet at 7pm Hopewell Boro Train Station (1 Railroad Place, Hopewell)*

Transgender Awareness Week begins on November 13 through 19 and it culminates with Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. A tradition that started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith, it is an annual vigil where we honor our Transgender ancestors, remember the lives lost and the violence the Transgender community faces because of transphobia.

If you use Facebook, please help spread the word by RSVP’ing to the Facebook event and inviting your friends.

Please also save the date for LGBTQ+ 201, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, January 26. A follow up to the program we offered in January 2020, it will feature panels, breakout sessions and community resources. Stay tuned for updates!

We also want to make sure you are all aware that Monday, December 6th is the 20th Anniversary of Womanspace Communities of Light. Communities throughout Mercer County will be participating, and we hope you will join us in lighting up Hopewell Valley! Luminary kits are $10 and all proceeds support Womanspace. Kits can be purchased locally at dandelion wishes (45 W Broad, Hopewell) and Pennington Quality Market, and other locations throughout Mercer County. Details are on their website.

Submitted by Hope Rises Up.
*Updated location as of 11/18 at 8:30pm

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