MoCo TDOR 2018

MoCo Pride Center's Trans Day of Remembrance & Resilience
November 20, 2018

Join the local transgender community - and those who stand in solidarity with us - for Montgomery County's 8th annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience. We will remember the lives lost this year to transphobic violence, and build resilience as a community.  All the speakers and artists were part of the local trans community, and organizers prioritized lifting the voices of local transgender activists of color, including: Jaan Williams, Elizabeth K. Graham, Dominic Manzella, Achim Jeremiah Howard, Diedre Gray, Tamika Spellman, Onika Williams, Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul, Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, and Nelwat Ishkamewe.

Nelwat Ishkamewe Two-Spirit Artists presented an original piece of art commemorating the day and honoring those who were stolen.

"Star Nation"
By Ahanu & Xemi

Painting description: a dark-blue night sky with hundreds of golden yellow stars. Each one represents an Ancestor, someone who has passed, those who watch over us. To the forefront are 25 large stars, representing each of the Trans people who were murdered in the United States between TDOR 2017 and TDOR 2018.
Each of the name of the deceased is listed below the stars. 

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©2019 by Nelwat Ishkamewe.