In 2013, Transfaith worked with the Trans People of Color Coalition on a Toolkit for Transgender Day of Remembrance Organizers. This ran parallel with our TDOR Unite! campaign and service.
The core of the Toolkit involved three core articles that invited reflection:
- What is it? by Chris Paige
- Who are you in relationship to it? by J Mase III
- How can you help? by Angelica Ross
This work has certainly framed my understanding of Transgender Day of Remembrance for years and so it also influenced my work on In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy in some significant ways. Chapter 2 draws from the first article (by Chris Paige) and Chapter 3 from the second (by J Mase III). I used the third article (by Angelica Ross) to frame the appendix on supporting Black transgender women.
A range of toolkit materials and additional resources are still available at Transfaith.
Get your copy of In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy: An OtherWise Reflection Guide to get deep wisdom around themes such as grief, self-care, repentance, and our ancestral traditions. These short meditations provide an entry point for thinking and feeling around themes such as Transgender Day of Remembrance and other tragedies haunting transgender communities.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Black Trans Prayer Book!
Compiled by Mx Chris Paige on February 22, 2020.
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