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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. Join The Center for a conversation on TDOR discussing the increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV, the relationship between the portrayal of trans individuals in the media and the violence it perpetuates, and steps we can take to dismantle this culture of violence. This conversation will use the Netflix original documentary, DISCLOSURE, as a launch point into the discussion. Panelists include Feroza Syed, Transgender Activist & Member of Mayor Bottoms’ LGBTQ Advisory Board and Marquise Vilsón, Actor and Activist featured in the DISCLOSURE film, and Toni-Michelle Williams, Executive Director of Snapco, Somatics coach, and performance artist. We encourage you to watch DISCLOSURE on Netflix prior to the program.
About the film: DISCLOSURE shows audiences that decades-old stereotypes, memes, and tropes in the media both form and reflect our understanding of trans issues. They have shaped the cultural narrative about transgender people, and inform everything from dating and domestic violence, to school policy and national legislation. Since 80% of the population have never met a transgender person, all they know is rooted in media depictions, which are predominantly problematic and have rarely included participation by actual trans people. Disclosure is aimed at that 80%.
This program is hosted in partnership with The LGBTQ Institute.