Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance is held on November 20th, of each year, in Palm Springs. It is the day, where the Transgender Community and its allies, set their differences aside for the greater good and give our respects to those that have lost their life to violence in America.
One out of Eight Transgender people will face violence in their life time. At only 3% of the nation’s population this has a serious impact on Transgender, Intersex and Gender Non Conforming people. To end violence Transgender Community Coalition and TDOR Palm Springs has a large vigil to bring this to the public’s attention, addressing other forms of discrimination to increases the likelihood of violence against this guest group.
The first known Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Statue shall be donated to the city of Palm Springs, for those that have been victims of murder and suicide in our world, so that they should bo never be forgotten. The commissioned work, by international steel artist Heath Satow, valued at a half a million dollars, shall be donated to the Transgender community for its annual vigil. To see Heath Satow’s extraordinary work, please click on the following link: http://www.publicsculpture.com/ and https://vimeo.com/158258356/a562a8b91c
The Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Statue
The Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Statue is inspired from the murder of Yaz’min Shancez whom was burned to death in a Florida alleyway. The Transgender Community Coalition has commissioned international steel artist Heath Satow to create a breathtaking steal sculpture honoring all of the Transgender people who have lost their lives to hate. The statue will be in a somber sleeping position and covered in butterflies. The butterflies are the spiritual symbol of the transgender community. These butterflies represent the spirits of those we have lost returning to the Creator to find peace.
This memorial statue will be dedicated to the City of Palm Springs on Nov. 20th, 2017. It will allow those who gaze upon it to understand that violence against the transgender community needs to end. All humans deserve peace and respect over hate.
To endorse this project and help support the end to violence against the transgender community, we would require a letter from the organization, dignitary or government agency, emailing it to: TransCC@Outlook.com. Affirming organizations can also use the form on this page to the right to write a small statement endorsing the statue, to be posted on this web page with your logo here.
The statue will be covered in butterflies, the spiritual symbol of the transgender community. These butterflies represent the spirits of those we have lost returning to the Creator to find peace.
Endorse The Memorial Statue
We are currently seeking individuals, organizations, and companies to endorse and support the TDOR Palm Springs statue. Names, logos, and messages will be displayed on this page. To add your name to the list, fill out the form below:
Yaz’min Shancez (pictured below) was a transgender woman who was burned to death in a Florida alleyway.
The Transgender Community Coalition • www.transscc.org
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