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Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR:

Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR:

TDOR: EMBRACE & EMPOWER

Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR: Embrace & Empower, to commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance 2020. Join us on Friday 20th November, from 6pm on our Youtube and Facebook, to celebrate our trans community and honour trans lives that have been lost. We’re hosting a digital, live-streamed event to showcase and platform trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists and performers including music, poetry, drag, dance. Most importantly, a digital vigil will take place, where we will pay respects to the 350 trans people murdered this year, and those who took their own lives due to transphobia.

Hosted by proud black trans woman & YouTuber Alexis Meshida, TDoR: Embrace & Empower will see performances from transmasculine and non-binary musician HUSK, known for 80’s synth & fresh left field Pop and dubbed as ‘pretty darn good’ by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson. James Fox Neville, a spoken word artist will be performing, inspired by the messiness and intensity of life, creating spoken word which holds on tight to the joy of the trans experience. Music from Sissy Punk, dance and more! The vigil is going to be accompanied by a powerful spoken word piece from Grace Oni Smith, a Jewish trans woman, that reflects on the past year in particular, and how allies must use their privilege to ‘scream for’ and ‘advocate for’ trans people.

As well as platforming trans artists, TDOR: Embrace & Empower will also bring attention to transgender hate crimes nationally and globally, as well as reflecting on lives lost to transgender hate crimes. Through spoken word, music and visual performances, our range of diverse and talented performers will commemorate these lives lost, whilst also empowering our amazing trans community and celebrating their resilience.

The event is open for anyone to tune in and will take place from 6-8pm, streamed on both our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/salfordprideofficial/) and Youtube channel (https://bit.ly/3eUrF1u)

‘It super important to mark TDoR with events like this, because we can’t shy away from the reality of the abhorrent discrimination trans people experience, which results in physical abuse and even the murder of us, and cis people need to see this too. By platforming trans, nb & gnc artists and allowing us to perform our truth, this gives some empowerment; without empowerment in our visibility, there is no liberation. We need to keep fighting, and we need to keep the conversation going. We need to make it safe for trans people’. HUSK 

Find more info in our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/377874406634581/

Salford Pride delivers Salford’s annual pride event, The Pink Picnic, and other fundraising, awareness and educational projects for the LGBT+ community that are open to all to attend and enjoy - no matter how they identify; promoting equality, inclusion and community cohesion.

Published: 18-Nov-2020

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