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Submissions for Trans Week of Resilience
~~ mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living~~

Organized and taking place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɁɬ nations. This event stands in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in their struggle for autonomy and self-determination. We understand that the gender binary is a colonial construct, and affirm the diversity of gender identity and gender expression of people around the world, especially those who are reclaiming identities and roles lost, erased, and vilified due to colonization.

Trans Week of Resilience was created by trans people in the United States to widen the focus of Trans Day of Remembrance to honour and celebrate living trans people, especially trans people of colour, alongside memorializing those murdered and killed by anti-trans violence.

"For trans people of color to not only survive, but thrive, we need to reimagine our world."

This year, the organizing committee of Vancouver Trans Day of Remembrance calls on trans people in our local community to self-organize events from November 17th - November 23rd, 2019 for Trans Week of Resilience.

Submit your ideas! Or submit already existing events! We will place the info you provide in this form onto our calendar, as well as determine if there are resources we can redirect your way to make your event/idea possible.

Some examples: clothing swap, music/performance night, poetry night, community dinner/lunch, meditation night, sports & recreation, workshop, community dialogue, film screening, skill-share, make-up tutorial, QTIBIPOC-only event, etc.

For any questions etc. email:

Not able to organize an event but want to help out and/or have access to resources? Fill out the form here:
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