Transgender Day of Remembrance

Please see our press release (November 20, 2022): CLICK HERE

For a PDF of Kyle’s speech: CLICK HERE.

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“Give us our roses while we’re still here.”- B. Parker & Micah Bazant

What: A ritual honoring the passing of those who have died to trans-related violence in the past year.
When: Sunday, November 20, 3-6p
Where: Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon
Who: Everyone, all ages welcome

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 Transponder, the University of Oregon, and community for TDOR on Sunday, November 20th @ 3p, to honor the trans and gender diverse lives that were lost in the past year to anti-transgender violence. We want to thank the University of Oregon, UOLGBTESS, and all our wonderful volunteer community members for contributing to this event. Gather together in a community for readings of our loved trancestors and candlelight vigil.

  • 3:30p: Reading of the names.
  • A guided somatic experience by Steph Young, a movement advocate for expressionist arts, that gives participants a choice level of motion and visualization. Focusing on breathing to produce positive feedback loops and explore locomotion.
  • 5p: Candlelight vigil.

There will be spaces for people to leave flowers on the altar as well as a living wall in which people can leave names of loved ones they have lost. If you would like this to be done for you please contact us at and include the full name of the individual so that we may add it into the living memorial wall.

This event will have food provided and ASL interpretation available. We are currently receiving information on other events that are happening that day and will update the website periodically.

Accessibility Info

  • ASL interpreter available.
  • ADA & gender neutral bathrooms.
  • No steps towards entrance.
  • Recording will be available after the event.
  • Sensory spaces are available outside of the gathering space.
  • Closed captioning will be available for the reading of the names.
  • Masks are highly encouraged indoors.

Parking Information

Parking is free for all on Sunday. People with DMV disabled placards are allowed to park anywhere with the placard visible.

CLICK HERE for a map that shows (in green) all the available parking spots near the Erb Memorial Union.

Questions? Email

Other TDOR Events

This is a list of community events not hosted by TransPonder.

Nov 20: Unitarian Universalist Church Service @ 11 AM

  • They will have a church service at 11 AM focusing on TDOR.
  • A carpool to the TDOR event will be available to the University of Oregon in the afternoon.
  • For more information about UUCE please CLICK HERE.

Nov 20: Center for Spiritual Living Eugene

Event Details