Transgender Day of Remembrance
Presented by Transgender Community Coalition
- Date: 11/20/2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: Palm Springs City Hall
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
A Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, from 4 - 8 p.m. on the steps of the Council Chamber. A vigil will be held beginning at 5 p.m.
This observance, held annually on Nov. 20, honors the memories of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
The ceremony will include the dedication of a Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Cenotaph Sculpture, created by steel artist Heath Satow. This sculpture was inspired by the death of Yazmin Sanchez who was burned to death in a Florida alleyway. The scorched burn marks from her remains inspired a life-sized sculpture of a person laying in a somber sleeping position covered in butterflies. Butterflies are the spiritual symbol of transgender people.
For more information, visit www.TransCC.org