There have been 22 known murders of transgender women in the United States in 2015 & unfortunately other murders of transgender people have gone unreported & unnoticed. This year we have had more known murders of transgender people than any other recorded year. On Monday November 2nd at 5:30P transgender activists & their allies will hold a rally at Christopher Park in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City & then march to the African Burial Ground in the Financial District to mark the series of violent murders that continue at an alarming national rate. Jennifer Louise Lopez, Executive Director of Everything Transgender in NYC (ETNYC) stated, “This march & rally will let the nation know that we are sick & tired of being sick & tired. We need the nation to understand the underlying reasons why trans people are being murdered. Poverty, sex work & domestic violence are the foundational reasons for many of the murders that have occurred this year.” Following the march & rally ETNYC will be available to help community members & organizations facilitate their own public meetings to address the issue of violence in the transgender community. The demonstration will begin with a rally at Christopher Park at the corner of Grove & Christopher Streets, across from the Stonewall Inn at 5:30P then at 6P activists will march East down Waverly Place to the Northwest corner of Washington Square Park, then crossing to the Southeast corner of the park. Activists will march East on East 4th Street to Broadway & march South along Broadway to the African Memorial Burial Ground at 290 Broadway and Duane Street. Estimated time of arrival at the African Memorial Burial Ground is 7P where another rally will be held until 8P.
For More Info: etnyc.org
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