November 25 will mark the BreakOUT! 3rd Annual Trans Day of Remembrance, Resilience & Resistance Celebration, an annual memorialization of those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. Congo Square will host the event, at which all are welcome to join queer and trans youth to come together in community, invest in queer and trans people of color in New Orleans, shine a light on criminalization and recognize the resilience and resistance of our local QTPoC (queer & trans people of color).
There will be healers, vendors, artists, cooks, performers and more, including a shakedown dance contest! Free HIV screenings and condoms, as well.
3rd Annual Trans Day of Rememberance New Orleans takes place Saturday, November 25, from 1-5p.m. in Congo Square. The preliminary agenda is as follows:
1:00 – Opening, greeting of folks, vendors booths open
2:00 – Community Conversations led by QTPOC youth around Jobs/Homelessness and Community Safety
3:00 – YOUTH (Under 25) SHAKEDOWN CONTEST! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to compete!
4:00 – Delivery of TDOR statement
5:00 – Vendors close
Musical performers include Kei Slaughter, DJ Ashley Teamer and Miss NOLA Latina Gay
More information can be found on the event Facebook page. For more info or to be a part of the celebration, contact email@example.com.