20 November TransRemembrance Day Events Have Started

November 05, 2014

20 November TransRemembrance Week Events, that Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association organizes every year, have started on 1 November this year by “Gender Inequality and Heterosexism in Education” discussion in Eskisehir, hosted by Egitim Sen (Education and Science Workers’ Union) Women Commission.

Pink Life Assocation continues its advocacy activities from human rights to media, from health to education and against hate while the social conservativism in Turkey is increasing. Within the scope of these advocacy activities, there will be several events in several cities carried out from 1 to 24 November. TransRemembrance Day Events which are organized every year will be carried out this year through several panels and workshops in Adana, Ankara, Antakya, Bursa, Edirne, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmir, and Mersin between 1-24 November.

Within the program, several discussions and workshops will be held in Adana, Ankara, Antakya, Bursa, Edirne, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmir and Mersin between 1- 24 November 2014.

The lectures about LGBTI notions workshop and LGBTI representation in media will be held at Anadolu University Law and Communications Faculties with the attendance of Selin Berghan and Ali Erol on 3 and 5 November 2014.

On 7 November 2014, at Bursa Uludag University, an LGBTI notions workshop will be held by Selin Berghan who will be hosted by Psychological Counselling and Guidance Students Society.

On 14- 15- 16 November, in Antakya, Adana and Mersin, ?Trans Existence in Turkey in Hate Spiral? will be discussed with the attendence of Doga Asi Cevik and Demet Yanardag as discussants.

On 15 November 2014, in Edirne, Yildiz Tar and Ali Can Kalan will discuss the topics of Hate Speech in Media towards LGBTIs and Gender Based Violence, in cooperation with Amnesty International Turkey. (Further details on time and place of the panel shall be announced later)

On 16 November 2014, together with Istanbul Egitim Sen Branch No. 2, Yasemin Safak will give a presentation on Heterosexism and Homophobia in Education.

On 21 November, a Media Workshop will be held by Cicek Tahaoglu and Burcu Karakas at Izmir Economy University in cooperation with Izmir Pink Black Triangle Association. On 22 November Saturday, in cooperation with Egitim Sen Branch No. 3 and Egitim Sen Branch No. 2 LGBT Commission, a panel on Transition Processes and Legal Recognition for Transgender People will be carried out. Esin Aksoy and Ege University Medicine Faculty Head of Psychiatry Department Hayriye Elbi will attend as the debaters of this panel.

TransRemembrance Week Ankara main events will start on 20 November by opening a stall at Yuksel Street/Kizilay. Pink Life’s publishings will be delivered there for free and the announcement of the program will be done all day long at the stall.

On 21 November 2014, in Ankara, trans woman actress and writer Esmeray and trans woman journalist Michelle Demishevich will attend a "Seminar on Media’s Role and Responsibilities At Preventing Hate Crimes".

On 22 November 2014, in Ankara, Yildiz Tar and Karin Karakasli will discuss ????Hate of Media, Media of Hate’ at media session, and ????Gender Based Violence From Femicide To Trans Hate Murderings’ session, where transfeminism is also going to be discussed, will be carried out. In this panel session, Gulkan Noir, Ilksen Gursoy, Ulas Sona, Selin Berghan and Gani Met will be the debaters.

Ankara TransRemembrance Week events main program will be concluded on 24 November Monday at 19:00 pm by opening of Dilek Ince Clothing Bank and the Concert of Women, Love and Songs at 20:00 pm.

20 November TransRemembrance Day Events are organized by Pink Life and Kaos GL Associations, within the scope ofthe Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination Project funded by the EU Sivil Düşün Program and Don’t Hate Me Project funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights of the EU.