Monday 14th: Trans Awareness Stalls
CSM Street, 11am-3pm
To kick off Trans Awareness Week we’re having a little street fair. All are welcome to come chat to us, have your nails done by Nail Transphobia or make yourself a pronoun badge.
We will have Charlie Craggs of Nail Transphobia whose campaign tackles transphobia through nail art. Making both The Independent’s annual Rainbow List and The Guardian’s Pride Power List, Charlie travels around the UK with her pop up nail salon where strangers can come and get their nails done for free. Hoping to ‘change hearts and minds a nail at a time, so that people go away with more than just a manicure- they go away an ally’.
We’ll also be making pronoun badges, and explaining the importance of pronouns to those unfamiliar.
We will be joined by Arts LGBTQ society and transgender organisations and charities who will tell you about the work they do and what they might have to offer trans students and allies.
Everything is free, but we will be accepting donations for Gendered Intelligence, an incredible charity organisation who work with the trans community to provide resources and support, in particular for trans youth aged 8-25.
Tuesday 15th: Film Screening: Pay It No Mind: Marsha P Johnson
LCC, Lecture Theatre C, 6pm
Join us for a screening of Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson. Revolutionary trans activist and instigator of the Stonewall Riots this documentary tells the life and tragic death of one of the most influential people in LGBTQ history. Using interviews with Johnson recorded just before her death in 1992, as well as interviews with those who knew her, this feature length documentary reveals the history of queer activism in New York in the 1960s and 70s. Highlighting the leading role trans women of colour, sex workers and street queens played, and giving them the recognition they deserve.
We will be screening the film followed by a discussion on queer and trans activism and how it is portrayed in the media, and drinks in the Darkroom Bar.
Wednesday 16th: Trans and Non Binary Yoga Class
High Holborn Activities Studio, 3-4pm
This session is open to trans and non binary identified people only and is a chance to practice yoga amongst other trans people.
Arts LGBTQ Society: Trans and Non Binary Meet & Greet
HH 302, 6.30-8.30pm
Thursday 17th: Panel Discussion: The Expression of Trans Identity in Art & Media
Panellists include: Jacob V Joyce, E-J Scott, Travis Alabanza, Lily Waite.
LCF JPS, RHS Centre, 6.30-8pm
Join us for a panel discussion with trans and non-binary artists, activists and curators across different disciplines for a discussion about the expression and representation of transgender identity in arts and media. Chaired by Arts SU’s LGBTQ Officer Julius Jokikokko.
Friday 18th: Trans and Non Binary Sports
Castle Leisure Centre, 5-6pm
This session is open to trans and non binary identified people only and is a chance to play sport amongst other trans people. The space will be completely private and set up for you to play Badminton and table tennis in a safe space.
Sunday 20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance was created to commemorate those who have been killed across the world due to transgender hate crime. Hundreds of trans people are killed every year, with trans women and people of colour disproportionately bearing the brunt of this violence. It is so important for us to raise awareness of this issue and to remember and highlight these deaths who might otherwise be forgotten as the media stays silent on their murder.
There is a public event organised in London for those who wish to attend. Details here