From SURJ's Queer and Trans Working Group:
Sunday, November 20th, is Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing transgender people killed due to transphobia. In 2016, at least 24 trans people were murdered and the majority of them were Black transfeminine people.
Trans women of color/femmes are contemporarily integral to and leading our movements. Post-election, it is vital to center trans people of color's voices and struggles, as trans rights and access to health care are at risk and we continue to hear reports of hate crimes.
We urge you to intervene in any trans-related discrimination you might witness and work to center those at the furthest margins in your work. Along with remembering the violence trans people have been subjected to, on this day we ask that you pay tribute to the trans women of color who have been historically integral to racial justice and queer liberation movements and who have been subsequently erased from that history.
Show your solidarity by researching and donating to the following organizations whose work is grounded in interconnected struggles-including those for racial justice, trans liberation, immigrant rights and economic justice and against police violence and mass incarceration:
For more info about SURJ's Queer and Trans Working Group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.