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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year, UBC Okanagan’s Equity & Inclusion Office, the Pride Resource Centre and the Provost Office will be hosting a virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20th from 3pm-5pm.

Open to Expression is focused on community, resilience and the exploration of gender and identity through diverse expressions of art. Drawing from our local context on the unceded traditional territory of the Syilx Peoples, the Transgender Day of Remembrance kicks off with a discussion on art as a medium for gender expression and the exploration of resilience, pain and joy.

The discussion will be followed by an open mic where individuals can choose to read poetry, essays and short stories, perform music, drag, and spoken word piece, and/or create a live visual art piece. As a final act of community care, attendees and artists will be invited to contribute to a virtual mural where participants can reflect on the event and the importance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

• Discussion
• Open Mic
• Community Virtual Mural

Who Can Attend/participate:
Open to Expression invites anyone who is interested in attending and/ or participating in this event.

To participate as an artist please email Madison.Tardif@ubc.ca with the subject TDOR Artist.

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November 20, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Forum, Reception/Celebration, Social, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle and Wellness, Personal and Professional Development
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates