Friday, November 18, 2022
03:00pm to 05:00pm
Redwood City, CA 94063
In honor of *Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), we invite you to TransACTION Day of Change where we are providing the community the opportunity to commit to ending TDOR (#endTDOR). TDOR has traditionally been about honoring the trans people who have been murdered simply by being themselves (the highest number are Black Transgender women). We want to honor victims' lives with dignity and end the stigma that trans and gender diverse people face. Ultimately, we want to live in a world that no longer has Transgender Day of Remembrance.
TransACTION Day of Change is featuring Resource Booths, an Allegiance Wall, Reading of the Names, and a Candlelight Vigil. Creating change is difficult; especially when we mourn those who have lost their lives simply for being themselves. We want to honor those who have died and also create ways for our community to learn and take action to #endTDOR. TransACTION Day of Change also falls on United Against Hate Week 2022. Learn more on the County's website and the SMC Libraries website about how you to can take part in other activities throughout the week from November 13-19.
We have invited amazing agencies from San Mateo County and the Bay Area in order to provide exclusive resources, services and practical information that support trans and gender-diverse community members and their friends and families. This is where "ally" becomes a verb and we all take part in creating inclusive spaces at home, at work, and at school.
- StarVista (Crisis Center)
- Oasis Legal Services
- Redwood City Public Library
- San Mateo County BHRS (Behavioral Health & Recovery Services)
- County of San Mateo-Human Services Agency
- San Mateo Medical Center Gender Clinic
- Peninsula Solidarity Cohort
- San Mateo County Libraries
- San Mateo County Office of Education
- Reach and Teach
- SMC CEO Office Equity Team
- San Mateo County Boards & Commissions - featuring LGBTQ Commissioners!
- San Mateo County Pride Center
- Trans Talks
Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 5+), Moderna (ages 6+), Novavax (12+), and Bivalent booster: 5+ Pfizer/6+ Moderna and 18+ Monovalent Novavax booster.
First, second, additional, and booster doses available.
Appointments are recommended, walkups are welcome.
COVID-19 appointments on MyTurn:
- English – https://myturn.ca.gov?config=367a2c74-5a78-4e31-8042-01fcd5cb526f
- Spanish – https://myturn.ca.gov?config=2162dcaa-a324-498a-919a-f066d12d5488
MPX appointments on MyTurn:
- English – https://myturn.ca.gov?config=bddaf1c6-0061-4a43-8a27-c353bac88ae2
- Spanish – https://myturn.ca.gov?config=31caef64-0cbf-4b67-b066-a7d0e26a15dd
3:00pm Resource Tables & Allegiance Wall Signing!
4:15pm Reading of Names
4:40pm Candlelight Vigil
5:00pm Event Ends - Thank you for Joining us!
The Allegiance Wall is where you can sign your name and walk away with practical ways to build awareness and learn how to create a safer community for everyone. This event is free, welcoming of the community and is promoting kindness, inclusion, and connection for transgender and gender-diverse individuals and their families.
We plan to continue on with light sprinkles of rain or occasional drizzle. However, should there be more significant rain, we will have to cancel this event.
Email Tanya Beat, LGBTQ Commission Director, email@example.com or
Azisa Todd, SMC Pride Center Lead Trainer & Events Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Resources and downloadable guides and activities can be found on our Transgender Day of Remembrance webpage. Learn more about how this annual honoring came to be and the national organizations that support and protect transgender youth and their families.