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Trans Day of Remembrance: Light a Candle To Remember. Light a Candle for Hope

Today is the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, where we honor the many transsexual, transgender or gender non-conforming people who lost their lives to violence. The high majority of trans* people murdered each year are Black and Latina women of transsexual experience.
We at Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter are sending warmth and love to all those who have lost a loved one due to male violence, transphobia and bigotry.
Please light a candle today to honor those we have lost and to shine a light on this epidemic so that things will get better.
  Our Lightwill wipe out all darkness. OurLovewill overcome all hate. Our Determination Forward will surpass all backwardness  Our Hope for Change will overwhelm all fear based thinking and actions Our Acts of Compassion will outnumber acts of violence Our Community will inspire a more understanding and safer world

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Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter's Vigil and ‘Call for Peace’ @ Congressional Black Caucus Conference

Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter
Vigil and ‘Call for Peace
Congressional Black Caucus Conference

WHAT:Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter is holding a vigil and ‘call for peace’ outside the Congressional Black Caucus Conference to honor the Black and Latina women murdered in 2014 and to draw attention to this ongoing epidemic.
WHEN: Saturday, September 27th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
WHERE: Outside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.
ABOUT:Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter, a national call for peace, is a social justice campaign drawing attention to America’s epidemic of male violence and hate crime murders targeting African American young girls and women in the transsexual and transgender communities. We aim to defend our sisters from the misogynistic, transphobic and racist forces that fuel our oppression and to challenge the discriminatory laws and unjust courts that often fail us. We seek solidarity and authentic support from the mainstream Black social justice move…