More Light at LPTS, together with the Women’s Center, will host a number of events on the Seminary campus centered around the annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20), with the purpose of focusing attention on the need to value each individual human life, regardless of gender or gender presentation.
All events are free and open to the public.
- Transgender 101 Workshop —
Thursday, Nov. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m., McAtee A dining room, Winn Center, on the Louisville Seminary Campus
- Beth Harrison-Prado will lead an informative presentation on terms, concepts, issues, and myths relating to transgender people and concerns
- Transgender on Film —
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m. (doors open)/6:30 p.m. (film screens),
Fellowship Hall of Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Seminary
- Soldier’s Girl dramatizes a true story involving transgender and the military, from this area. [See Calpernia Addams’ comments on the film]
Note: This film is rated R for sexuality and violence. Depictions of violence have been known to re-traumatize survivors of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
Discussion follows, led by a member of the local transgender community
- Transgender Experience of Faith Communities —
Thursday, Nov. 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
McAtee Dining Rooms, Winn Center, Louisville Seminary campus
- This panel discussion will bring together members of the local transgender community, sharing their experiences as members of faith communities, and discussion of what faith communities can and cannot do to extend welcome to all their members.
- Memorial Service for the Transgender Day of Remembrance —
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Seminary campus
- This ecumenical worship service names and remembers those individuals who were killed during the past year because of their trans gender.
Beth Harrison-Prado, activist and member of the local community, is this year’s featured speaker.
A reception in the Winn Center Lounge follows the service, and will include presentation of the 2008 Butterfly Award, which honors an individual who has done outstanding service for the transgender community.
The Butterfly Award is presented by More Light at LPTS, with the sponsorship of the Women’s Center.
Read More About It At:
“Planning for the Transgender Day of Remembrance”;
“Transgender Day of Remembrance on the Horizon”;
“Cats, Logic, and the Transgender Day of Remembrance”;
“Transgender 101 Coming Tomorrow”
“Soldier’s Girl Screens Tonight”
“White in Memoriam”
“The Prism of Human Life”