Emma (RAPP XXIII member nad XXV Peer Leader) gave our RAPP groups the heads up on an important event today. Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance and a student group Emma is active in - GenderBloc - has brought recognition of this day to our campus.
GenderBloc filled McMicken Commons with flags honoring those lost in hate crimes against their transgender identity and informative signs and chalkings.
- 250 hate crimes are perpetrated against trans people each year
- Between 2004 and 2009 there were 205 deaths in hate crimes against trans people.
- Hate crimes often go unreported.
- The important reminder that each person they are honoring today was part of someone's life.