In honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual day to memorialize those who have been killed by transphobic violence and are too often further dehumanized in the reporting of their death, the Women’s Centre and Out On Campus will be hosting a screening of three short documentary films about the lives of trans folks and the ongoing struggle for safety, respect, and justice for trans people.
You are also invited to write an anonymous message of support and solidarity to trans folks on campus. Visit Out On Campus or the Women’s Centre between November 10 to November 17 to write your message, which will be displayed at the November 20th event.
The films we will be screening include:
Handsome & Majestic
by Jeff Lee Petry & Nathan Drillot
Handsome & Majestic follows the story of Milan Halikowski, a teenager from the rural city of Prince George, BC. As a recently transitioned transgender boy, Milan deals with discrimination and abuse from his peers and teachers at school, as he seeks to find other kids like himself.
A Small Part Of Me
by Sean Horlor & Steve Adams
A transgender teen living prepares to make his acting debut playing a male leading character in a youth play. While rehearsals are in progress, his friends and chosen family band together to help remove him from a difficult living situation.
Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles
by Seyi Adebanjo
A powerful and intensely moving document of a community vigil for Islan Nettles, a transgender Womyn of Colour, concerning her spirit and life.
Emotional support will be available at this event.
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
We acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including (based on our current knowledge) the Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Stó:lo and Tsleil-Waututh nations.