The Transgender Community Coalition will hold a special “Transgender Day of Remembrance” on Monday, Nov. 20 at City Hall.
The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the City Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. A vigil will be held at 5 p.m., according to a news release.
This observance, held annually on Nov. 20, honors the memories of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
The ceremony will include the display of a “Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Sculpture,” created by artist Heath Satow. This sculpture was inspired by the death of Yazmin Sanchez who was burned to death in a Florida alley. The scorched burn marks from her remains inspired a life-sized sculpture of a person laying in a somber sleeping position covered in butterflies.
Butterflies are the spiritual symbol of transgender people.
In addition, a community information fair will be held in the parking lot.
“The Transgender Community Coalition would like to invite all those who support equality for everyone to join us on Monday, Nov. 20 for this Day of Remembrance to honor those whose lives were lost by acts of anti-transgender violence,” said Chief Executive Officer Thomi Clinton. “We thank the City of Palm Springs for supporting and welcoming our community for this important event.”
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