Transgender Day of Remembrance (Lavender Sound bath)
Wed. Nov. 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Transgender awareness day or International Transgender Day of Remembrance Day is an annual day honoring those who have been slain as a result of transphobia. This memorial day was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender women, who wanted to honor her friend, Rita Hester (30 November 1963 – 28 November 1998) a transgender African American woman who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts on November 28th, 1998 due to transphobia.
In order to honor the transgender women & men that have transitioned; as well as those that are currently alive facing day to day struggles do to the rejection of society’s norms…we’re providing a safe space of healing and relaxation at commend on November 20th.
Lavender Suarez returns to Commend with another bliss out sound bath session. 7-7:50pm Lavender will DJ ambient records to set the space for relaxation; and from 7:50-9pm Lavender will conduct a meditative sound bath featuring live gong & singing bowl playing (eye masks & pillows recommended for a deeper immersive experience).
Space is limited, so arrive early to reserve your spot!
Cost is $10 or more donation with a portion of the proceeds supporting Trans Lifeline.
More on Trans Lifeline:
“Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.”
“Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support crisis hotline. The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender. Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.”
“Trans Lifeline is committed to being a resource that the trans community can continue to rely on for years to come. With your support, we can keep these vital services available to those in our community who need them most.”