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Katastrophe performs tonight at PSU as part of TDOR

Today is the 11th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to mourn and memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

he event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

Portland events will take place tonight at 6pm at Portland State University in the MultiCultural Center – SMSU 228.

    Candlelight Vigil and Community Speakout with guests Jenn Burleton & Laura Calvo, followed with performances by Athen’s Boys Choir and Katastrophe.

  • 3:00 – 5:00 Clothing Exchange in the QRC (Coordinated and Hosted by Daniel)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Trans Resource Fair in the MCC (Coordinated and Hosted by Erin)
  • 6:05 – 6:20 Jenn Burleton, Executive Director of TransActive
  • 6:20 – 6:30 Tash Shatz, Student Presenter
  • 6:30 – 6:50 Candlelight Vigil name reading
  • 6:50 – 7:00 Laura Calvo, KBOO Radio Show Host, Ouuloud
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Athen’s Boys Choir and Katastrophe will perform

Here is a commemorative video:

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