2015 Vancouver TDOR: Update

The location of this year’s TDOR has changed; a march is now taking place before the vigil/memorial. Please see details below.

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Organized and taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory, traditional lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, & Musqueam indigenous nations.

DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
WHERE:

  1. March/rally – Gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson St. side); 6:00pm, leave at 6:15pm (approximately)
    Symbolic: this is where the first TDOR in Canada took place in 2001 (14 years ago.) Marching eastward down Robson St. to Seymour St., heading north to 515 W Hastings St.
  2. Vigil/memorial – 515 W Hastings St., SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1700 (there will be greeters directing those in need.); 7:00pm approximate start time
    – itinerary to be announced

ACCESSIBILITY:
– the gathering location (Vancouver Art Gallery) for the march/rally is ground level (outside)
– the vigil/memorial space (SFU Harbor Centre) has a wheelchair accessible main entrance, has wheelchair accessible washrooms, the theatre room itself is wheelchair accessible, except for the steps to sit in the tiered row seating
– there is a single-stall wheelchair accessible washroom that will be marked gender-inclusive and two gendered washrooms — all of which are down the hall from our room
– this is an ASL interpreted event
– this space will be scent-reduced, please refrain from wearing perfumes and scents; candles will be lit in the space

NOTES:
for the march/rally:
– we have 2 fair sized trans and gender variant flags (courtesy of Trans March) that need people to hold and walk with; we will also have signs for those needing one. please bring/make your own if you can
– candles will also be provided; bring your own if you can
– dress for the weather
– if you cannot make it for the march/rally, you can meet us at SFU Harbour Centre (greeters will be present before the march arrives)

Basic info:
Who we are memorializing:
http://tdor.info/memorializing-2015/
What is TDOR?
http://tdor.info/about-2/
http://tgeu.org/tmm/

Our info:
To organize with us, volunteer, donate, or ask questions including accessibility requests (media also) please email: vantdor@gmail.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/775188259258829/

We would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions that helped make this event happen:
PACE Society, Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI), Trans March, Vancouver Dyke March (VDM), Out on Campus (OOC), Vancouver Pride Society, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) & The Odyssey.

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