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Empowering the Transgender Communities Collaboratively

Creating awareness and empowering the Trans* communities are just some of the goals of April’s Transgender Week of Empowerment, April 7 through 11.

Across campus, a large number of student groups and other SDSU organizations are joining together to coordinate a series of visible events for campus to highlight the transgender communities that can often be misunderstood or overlooked.

“The Trans* Week of Empowerment is about empowering people, particularly people who identify with one of the trans communities, to feel embraced and understood by our campus community and the community at large,” said Anthony Keen, coordinator of The Pride Center.

Keen said the week of events, which follows the actual Transgender Day of Empowerment on April 4, has been a truly collaborative effort by organizations across campus – Safe Zones @ SDSU, the Queer People of Color Collective, the Queer Student Union, The Andrea O'Donnell Womyn's Outreach Association, The Pride Center, Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity, and Gamma Rho Lambda Sorority.

The week of events will kick off with the raising of the Trans* communities flag at the Hepner Hall flag pole at noon on Monday, Apr. 7.  Another daily event during the week will be the Trans* 101 lecture, a talk designed to give attendees a more educated look into the Trans* communities.

On Friday, Apr. 11, supporters and members of the Trans* communities will participate in a candlelight vigil and a day of silence to bring about awareness of ways in which these communities are overlooked or silenced by the public. 

image: Trans* Week of Empowerment SDSU 2014 with Trans symbol
 
Monday
4/7/2014
Flag Raising Ceremony
12-1pm
Hepner Hall at the Flag Pole
Presented by The Pride Center
Trans*101
1-2p
The Pride Center

Tuesday
4/8/2014
TRANS* Panel Discussion
5-7pm
Scripps Cottage
Presented by Safe Zones
Trans*101
1-2p
The Pride Center

Wednesday
4/9/2014
Trans* The Documentary &
Discussion Panel

6-9pm
Theater in Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Presented by Queer Student Union
Trans*101
12-1p
The Pride Center

Thursday
4/10/2014
Take Back the Night
4-8pm
North Grand Hall Entrance
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Presented by Womyn's Outeach Association
Trans*101
12-1p
The Pride Center

Friday
4/11/2014
Candlelit Vigil Day of Silence
ALL DAY
Presented by Queer People of Color Collective
The Pride Center & Queer Student Union
Trans*101
12-1p
The Pride Center
 
logos: QSU, WOA, Outreach, QPOCC, Pride Center