2nd Annual CUNY-wide Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
Segal Theatre, The CUNY Graduate Center
CUNY's Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil is a day to both uplift our community and remember and honor those whose lives were lost as a result of anti-transgender bigotry and violence, especially for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming folks of color.
This year's vigil will center TGNC student voices through a panel discussion and a student art & poetry showcase.
This year's vigil keynote speaker is Dr. Yaari Felber-Seligman. We also have a special performance from Chiquitita.
Free food and refreshments provided.
RSVP: click the "REGISTER" tab and select your ticket (Zoom link comes with each ticket purchase)
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to present during the CUNY Student Art & Poetry Showcase: Please fill out this form at tinyurl.com/tdor23art
About Dr. Yaari Felber-Seligman
Professor Yaari Felber-Seligman (they/them) specializes in the history of pre-1700s eastern Africa, comparative world, and LGBTQ history. Yaari is particularly interested in the use of non-documentary sources, comparative trade history, African encounters with others, Africa’s contributions to world history, gender studies, and LGBTQ+ history. Courses taught by Yaari includes Historian's Craft, Africa Before 1500, Africa & the Modern World, History without Documents, History of South Africa, LGBTQ World History, New Directions in World History, and Africa, Public History, and Museums. Yarri is also a City College of New York representative on the CUNY LGBTQI+ Council.
About Angel Flores (A.K.A. Chiquitita)
Chiquitita (she/her) is a drag performer, event producer and visual artist. Since being crowned Miss Bushwig in 2018, she has utilized the stage as a platform to amplify queer performance. Through celebrated tribute-cabaret shows, and projects to uplift her community, Chiquitita continues to push boundaries what being a drag performer means. Chiquitita and her work have been profiled in Allure, W Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Vogue. Chiquitita was also the keynote speaker at the 1st CUNY-wide Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil in 2022.
Organized by Borough of Manhattan Community College, The Center for LGBTQ Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center, The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, Hostos Community College, The LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub at LaGuardia Community College, The LGBTQ+ Student Center at The City College of New York, and The York College Women's Center for Gender Justice.
Co-sponsored by the CUNY LGBTQI+ Council and the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium
This event is made possible through the generous support of LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council LGBT and Queer Caucus.
This event will be recorded and archived at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
About the CUNY LGBTQI+ Council
The CUNY LGBTQI+ Council is a CUNY-wide committee of faculty and staff dedicated to supporting the intersectional LGBTQI+ communities across the university system. Our mission is to ensure the visibility and inclusion of the entire spectrum of LGBTQI+ students, faculty and staff. We aim to be a collaborative resource to create connection and community, identify and troubleshoot gaps, increase representation, awareness, and equity. We are committed to leading with a social justice lens, offering support services and developing programs, events and opportunities for those who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning.
About the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium
The CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium makes and preserves LGBTQIA+ history at CUNY and NYC! We facilitate the archiving of LGBTQIA+ history across New York, and we support LGBTQIA+ training, education, and programming. The CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium began in the borough of Queens in 2017, and since that time we have expanded across all 5 boroughs. Currently there are 23 participating campuses.