Please note: This information is from 2016, we will be updating it soon with information on 2017's Transgender Day of Remembrance.
On 20th November each year we join students, staff and members of the community to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year we are working with students and colleagues from the University, Salford Council, the NHS, LGBT Foundation, Sparkle, Healthwatch and others to host a series of events and activites on Monday 21st November.
Everything on the day will be free of charge but please give a donation in one of our buckets. All money raised will go to transgender charities.
Look out for stalls across campus and throughout Salford giving out helpful advice and information as well as some freebies between 11am and 4pm.
There will be a series of workshops on campus throughout the day:
12:30pm - 1:30pm, University House, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity present a workshop all about understanding and using the correct pronouns. They will provide a foundation for more inclusive language to help you identify the appropriate use of pronouns with regards to gender variance and learn how to relay this into your studies, workplace or business. This hour long session is perfectly timed for you to pop in on your lunch break.
2pm - 3pm, University House, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
This session focuses on understanding and exploring trans wellbeing and mental health, including some recent data, sharing available support in Greater Manchester and looking at the role of the wider community (all of us!) in supporting wellbeing.
2pm - 3:30pm, Sports Centre, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
Drop in to try out VX, a totally inclusive sport where players of all genders and abilities are able to play on equal footing at all levels. VX is a fast paced game played by two teams of 5 players using VstiX to score pints by launching a ball at their opponents. It's a relatively new sport which is having amassive impact so come along and have a go. Just turn up and wear something you are comfortable moving around in.
3:30pm - 4:30pm, University House, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
The session, hosted by Tara Hewitt, will cover the following topics:
Our remembrance ceremony will be held in the Activities Space of University House at 5pm.
Join us for a party in Atmosphere Bar and Café for an evening of celebration. There will be performers, DJs, karaoke, quizzes, a raffle and special purple drinks. Our café will remain an alcohol free space with activity stalls inlcuding jewellery making, badge making and lots of glitter and after 9pm we will screen some films. The party starts at 7pm.