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November is Transgender Awareness Month

MICHELLE BLAIR, GUEST WRITER

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We live in times more prone than ever to hatredbased
violence. During the month of November,
let’s be aware of acceptance of all members of
our campus, of our neighborhoods and our world.
Nov. 14 – 20 Transgender Awareness Week
Transgender Awareness Week is held annually to raise
the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming
people, and address the issues the community faces. To
learn more about the week, and to see clips from I AM:
Trans People Speak, please go to glaad.org/transweek.
Author Jennifer Finney Boylan and Orange is the New
Black’s Laverne Cox are both featured.
Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance
This observance honors the memory of those whose lives
were lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence.
On Nov. 20, perhaps take a moment to reflect on the lives
lost to transgender violence.
For a partial list of lives lost to violence in the preceding
year go to: tdor.info
Keep an eye out for a commemorative event to occur on
campus during the week of Nov. 28.
Michelle Blair is professor of English and Safe Zone
Coordinator.
For more information contact: 408-298-2181 ex.3874

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The Voice of San Jose City College since 1956
November is Transgender Awareness Month