Transgender Awareness Week

History

Transgender Awareness Week is held as an extension of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR was first coordinated in 1998 as a vigil to commemorate transgender individuals lost to violence during that year; since the first TDOR, several vigils have been hosted on university and college campuses.  

The LGBTRC’s Transgender Awareness Week is weeklong series of 3 programs for the campus community, primarily undergraduate students, which will be offered in sequential order for enhanced learning and development. The events include a transgender allyship training session, a keynote presentation, as well as a remembrance memorial service and celebration. TAW is connected to the LGBTRC’s mission to create inclusive, sustainable spaces of self-discovery for the LGBT community within the University of Georgia as well as the Division of Student Life’s commitments to inclusion, application of knowledge, and supporting self-identity.

 

November 12 - 16, 2018 

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