Saturday, November 22, 2014

Recap Week of 11/17

Hey Bearcats!

I hope you are all enjoying your Saturdays. I know you are excited at we at GLASS are about Thanksgiving and a short school week!

To recap this past week, Baruch GLASS observed Transgender Day of Remembrance. On Wednesday evening, members of GLASS as well as our advisors traveled to historical Christopher Street to St. John's Lutheran Church to attend the Audre Lorde Project's observance of Trans Day of Remembrance, a day before the nationwide day of remembrance. According to their site, the Audre Lorde Project is a "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center… committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities." At the event, various speakers from multiple organizations presented short stories, spoken word pieces, and even a rap to portray the importance of both mourning and celebrating the lives lost of trans people to hate violence. 

Next, on Thursday during Club Hours, GLASS hosted our own observance of Trans Day of Remembrance by watching the MTV documentary "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word" which follows the story of a handful of trans youth who explain the struggles they face each day. We hope that another episode is released because it was a great, eye-opening, and touching show! See the link below to watch for yourself.

Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word

That evening, we all joined for a GLASS Family Thanksgiving Dinner. It was an event of great food, and mushy gushy love. Personally, it was a prequel for all the food I am excited to scarf down next week.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving all!  

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