The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) and the Trans Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance Planning Committee at UNC Pembroke recently announced events for Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance.
Transgender Awareness Week raises awareness of the transgender community through advocacy and education. It leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors and memorializes victims of anti-transgender violence each November 20.
Events held during Trans Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance include:
Monday, November 14, 2022
Exchange clothing that does not align with your gender identity and/or expression for clothing that does. Receiving clothing does not require you to donate clothing. Visit the clothing exchange in the School of Education, 3rd floor near Room 344.
Student Forum, 4-5 p.m.
UNCP students will come together to explore ways to make UNCP more trans-affirming. This forum is designed to uplift student voices in a way that will directly impact the UNCP campus community. Join the forum in the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (Old Main, Room 124) or via Zoom (Passcode: 508011).
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Self-care Day, 2-4 p.m.
Join us to learn powerful coping skills. We will explore some breathing techniques, experience a guided body scan and the technique of progressive muscle relaxation. We will also have a discussion space focused on self-care. A raffle will be held for a free gift at the end of the event. The event will be held in the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (Old Main, Room 124).
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Trans 101, 4-5 p.m.
Trans 101 training is an introductory workshop designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support transgender, gender non-conforming and gender-questioning individuals. This training is available to everyone and is sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity. The training will be held in Old Main, Room 124 and via Zoom (Passcode: 034652).
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Gender Identity Discussion, 2-3:30 p.m.
Individuals whose gender identity is not cisgender, such as trans or nonbinary, discuss their identities, experiences, use of pronouns and other considerations as they relate to gender. Join the event via WebEx.
iRest, 4-5 p.m.
iRest (Integrative Restoration) is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditation. This guided meditation is generally practiced lying down or sitting comfortably and is a modern adaptation of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra. iRest can give participants powerful coping strategies to help deal with stress and overwhelm. Join us as we dive into deep relaxation! Join us in Counseling and Psychological Services (Brave Health Center, 2nd floor) or via WebEx.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil, 6-7 p.m.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, TDOR founder, said “TDOR seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people—sometimes in the most brutal ways possible—it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.” The event will be held via WebEx.
The week’s activities are sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, the Trans Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance Committee, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Department of Counseling, the School of Education, Chi Sigma Iota, UNCP Spectrum, and the UNCP Costume Shop
For more information about Trans Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance, please contact Dr. Whitney Akers at 910.775.4293 or email@example.com.