Chicago is holding a Transgender Day of Remembrance event today. The event will start with a light reception, followed by reading of the names of the transgender people who have lost their lives over the past year. Rev. Carl from the Pillar of Faith Church will recite a prayer in their memory.
Vernita Gray of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office will speak about the history of the trans community in Chicago and provide information on the status of hate crime legislation.
In conclusion, the Broadway Youth Center will perform “Night of Fallen Stars”, inspiring and uplifting music and prose in tribute to those we have lost.
Where: the Center on Halsted, on Halsted Street and Waveland Avenue
When: 6:30 p.m.