Trans Awareness Week Calendar

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NOVEMBER 11-20

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Trans 101: FOGGY on the Terms

7:30-9pm | Shenkman Community Room

Live on Foggy Bottom? Have you ever had a question about trans people that you didn’t know how to ask? Have you just been going along with what people say about gender without really understanding all of the terminology? Do you want to learn how to better interact with trans people and how to be a good, everyday ally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the event for you! We will be having a discussion, panel, and presentation answering all the questions you never knew how to ask a trans person! (Please actually bring questions if you have any!)

 

Hosted by: Allied in Pride

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Wheelchair accessible, no single-stall, gender-neutral bathroom in the building, seating will be available, please [email protected] if you need other specific accommodations or have any questions.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Trans 101: VERN-acular

7:30-9pm | Post Hall, Mount Vernon Campus

Live on the Vern? Have you ever had a question about trans people that you didn’t know how to ask? Have you just been going along with what people say about gender without really understanding all of the terminology? Do you want to learn how to better interact with trans people and how to be a good everyday ally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the event for you! We will be having a discussion, panel, and presentation answering all the questions you never knew how to ask a trans person! (Please actually bring questions if you have any!)

 

Hosted by: Allied in Pride

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Event is on the ground floor of the building which has a ramp, single-stall accessible gender neutral bathroom. This event is on the Mount Vernon Campus, to which a wheel-chair accessible shuttle, the Vern Express, runs every 15 minutes between both campuses.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

“Una Mujer Fantástica” Screening

7:00pm | Marvin 302

Join GW LULAC for a screening of "Una Mujer Fantástica," the Academy Award-winning Chilean film led by a trans woman.

 

Hosted by: GW League of United Latin American Citizens

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevators, wheelchair-accessible (gendered) bathrooms. The movie deals with intense themes.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

“Paris is Burning” Screening + Talkback

6-8pm | Elliott 313

A screening of “Paris is Burning,” one of the first documentaries about New York City's Ball Scene in the 1980s followed by a discussion of the film and its implications today.

 

Hosted by: Black Women’s Forum

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevators, wheelchair-accessible (gendered) bathrooms. 


 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Transcestry

6:30-9pm | Marvin Center 402-404

Join us as we remember and celebrate the past, present, and future of the transgender community. Bring your favorite historical narratives and personal experiences as we create a collaborative story wall to show the world that trans people have always been here, are here, and will always be here. Allies, alumni, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come out!

 

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevators, wheelchair-accessible (gendered) bathrooms.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

HRTea Party

1-3pm | MSSC 102

Calling all to the inaugural High Royal Tea Party, a snack-and-learn gathering with Whitman-Walker Health to discuss all-things Hormone Replacement Therapy. Whether you’ve been on hormones for years or you’re still questioning if they’re right for you, grab a cup of tea (or coffee), some trans pride cupcakes, ask questions, give answers, and share your experiences.

 

Hosted by: Trans and Non-binary Students of GW with Whitman-Walker Health

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Event is on the first floor. There is a small step at the entrance and narrow hallways. The MSSC can also get quite loud quickly depending on the number of people in the building.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

“Trans Joy is Possible” Pop-Up Art Gallery

1-9pm (Reception 6:30-7pm) | Marvin Center Great Hall

The creativity of the trans community is vast and unbound. Our vibrancy is second to none, and our ability to stay positive in the face of harrowing adversity is a cornerstone of who we are. Join us for a pop-up art gallery as we celebrate the resiliency and joy inherent to the art our community produces. All are welcome to submit art, trans folks and allies alike.

Want to submit art? Click here!

 

Hosted by: Transgender and Nonbinary Students of GW, Speakers of the House: The GW Spoken Word Collective

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevator and ramp to the first floor, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms (gendered), flexible attendance, and seating available. 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

“Trans Joy is Possible” Open Mic Night

7-8:30pm | Marvin Center Presentation Space

The creativity of the trans community doesn’t just stop at visual art. There is a long lineage of trans and non-binary performance artists, and we want to celebrate them too! Join us for an open mic night as we continue to celebrate the resiliency and joy inherent to the art our community produces. All are welcome to perform, trans folks and allies alike.

Want to perform? Click here!

 

Hosted by: Transgender and Nonbinary Students of GW, Speakers of the House: The GW Spoken Word Collective

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevator and ramp to the first floor, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms (gendered), spaced out seating, and flexible attendance. Microphones will be used by all speakers and we will have an ASL interpreter. 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Let’s Be TRANSparent About Visibility & Mental Health

4-5:30pm | Post Hall, Mount Vernon Campus

Join Allied in Pride for a presentation and discussion about trans visibility and mental health at GW. The discussion will be aimed at bringing greater awareness to trans-specific issues and mental health. We will leave time and open the floor to any students who identify as trans or non-binary to speak on their experiences.

 

Hosted by: Allied in Pride

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Event is on the ground floor of the building which has a ramp, single-stall accessible gender neutral bathroom. This event is on the Mount Vernon Campus, to which a wheel-chair accessible shuttle, the Vern Express, runs every 15 minutes between both campuses.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Class Council Drag Show

7-8:30pm | Marvin Center Amphitheater

Student Performer Drag Show with all proceeds going to Casa Ruby, the only LGBTQ bilingual and multicultural organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides social services and programs that cater to the most vulnerable in the city and surrounding areas.

 

Hosted by: Class Council, Transgender and Non-binary Students of GW

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevator, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms (gendered). There is wheelchair-accessible seating at the back and front of the amphitheater. All music will be amplified via speakers and there will be flashing lights.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

 TRANSGIVING!

7-9pm | Marvin Center 309

Lots of food (including vegan options) and lots of trans, non-binary, & queer folks (and allies)! You don't have to be trans to eat the food, you can be non-binary or genderqueer or agender or genderfluid or bigender or femme or masc or andro or... an ally! And since we are using the terminology of "Thanksgiving," we want to give space to the Native American and Indigenous communities for which the season is especially taxing. As such, Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights have graciously offered to speak about the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous genders throughout the world.

RSVP Here!

 

Hosted by: Transgender and Non-binary Students of GW, Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights with Trans Awareness Week Committee

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Elevator, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms (gendered), and quiet space available. The event also has a flexible attendance policy. If you have any specific accommodations, email [email protected].


 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

What Happened on October 8? A Recap of LGBTQ+ Rights on the National Stage

6:35-8:35pm | Corcoran Hall 101

Join Delta Lambda Phi and the GW College Democrats for a discussion on this year's supreme court cases and their implications for LGBTQ+ rights. Whitman Walker Legal will be assisting in the discussion of Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, Bostock v. Clayton County, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. Each case deals with the protections for queer people in the workplace, and is critical to the future of LGBTQ+ rights.

 

Hosted by: Delta Lambda Phi - Alpha Chapter, GW College Democrats

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Event is on the first floor of the building which has a wheelchair-accessible ramp. 


 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

NAHM x TAW: Xemi the Two-Spirit

6:30-7:30pm | Mitchell Theater

Part of the “Indigenous and..” series, come out to hear from a prominent Two-Spirit Indigenous Transgender Womxn. Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul will be speaking about her life as an actor, playwright, author, model, drag king, and educator. An excellent example of Indigenous and Two-Spirit resilience, learn from her as she shares her experiences in celebration of Trans Awareness Week and Native American Heritage Month.

 

Hosted by: Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights and Native American Heritage Celebration

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Wheelchair accessible, no single-stall, gender-neutral bathroom in the building, seating will be available, please [email protected] if you need other specific accommodations or have any questions. 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Understanding Survivorship in the Trans Community

8:30-9:30pm | Rome 351

A discussion between SASA and TNBS about the intersections of gender identity and survivorship and how it manifests in trans relationships.

 

Hosted by: Students Against Sexual Assault with Transgender and Non-binary Students of GW

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Rome 351 - Third floor of a building with an elevator, gendered and single-stall bathrooms on the same floor

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

10:45am-3pm | Kogan Plaza

Since 1999, the transgender and non-binary community and allies have gathered on November 20 to memorialize those who have lost their lives as a result of transphobia in the past year. For its 20th observance, we will honor those we’ve lost not just in the past year, not just in the past 20 years, but those who fought for us long before we were born and whose names we will never get to know. Join us for a day-long vigil in Kogan Plaza as we read the names and lives of those taken from our chosen-family far too soon.

Want to speak at the event? Sign up here.

 

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

Kogan Plaza is wheelchair-accessible and microphones will be used by all speakers. Speakers will discuss murder, assault, and other violent topics.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Long Time, No See Podcast: “Ep. #07 - The Transgender Murder Crisis”

Online | MediaFileDC.com

Violence against the transgender community has been a problem for a long time; however, recently, the trend of transgender women of color has garnered some media attention. In Ep. #07 of Long Time, No See, Michael Kohler sits down with experts and activists in the trans community to explore how this crisis is being treated by the nation and specifically how it impacts the District of Columbia. Listen to Ep. #07 of “Long Time, No See” wherever you get your podcasts.

Produced by: MediaFile with Casa Ruby

 

NOVEMBER 2019

Casa Ruby Sticker Sale + Fundraiser

All Month Long | Cash or Venmo

Buy a sticker to help us fundraise for Casa Ruby, the only LGBTQ bilingual and multicultural organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides social services and programs that cater to the most vulnerable in the city and surrounding areas.

 

Donations accepted in the MSSC and via Venmo (@tnbsgw4casaruby)

 

Organized by: Organization of Latino American Students, Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Transgender and Non-binary Students of GW, GW Class Council

 

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE:

If you have any specific accommodation requests for any event, please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]!