Nov. 21, 2022
The event will include a transgender flag-raising ceremony, a moment of silence, and remarks from College alum Kendall Stephens
PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia announced that it will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Monday, November 21 at the Bonnell Circle, outside of the Bonnell building on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets. Media call time is 12:45 p.m. as remarks begin at 12:50 p.m.
The event is a collaboration between the College’s MarcDavid LGBTQ Center and the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center and will include a moment of silence to commemorate the lives lost to anti-trans violence; a transgender flag-raising ceremony; and remarks from Kendall Stephens, College alum and former LGBTQ+ Club president.
Stephens is a Black woman of trans experience and a hate crime survivor who serves her communities as a civil rights activist. She tirelessly drives conscious and constructive practices of inclusion, equality, and cross-cultural intersectionality in all communities, especially for those of the LGBTQ+ experience.
According to a 2022 report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), at least 32 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed in the United States in 2022. The HRC notes that the number of fatalities is likely undercounted due to deaths going unreported or victims not being identified as transgender and gender nonconforming.
Additional information on the College’s MarcDavid LGBTQ Center can be found online.
Media interested in attending the College’s Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony must RSVP by emailing Barry Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Community College of Philadelphia to Host Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony
WHO: Mx. Vincent E. Scarfo, M.Ed., coordinator, MarcDavid LGBTQ Center, Community
College of Philadelphia;
Community College of Philadelphia Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center; and
Kendall Stephens, College alum and former LGBTQ+ Club president
WHERE: Bonnell Circle, outside of the Bonnell building on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Media call time is 12:45 p.m. as remarks begin at 12:50 p.m.