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Texas Tech Office of LGBTQIA Hosts Vigil and Celebration of Life

Amanda Castro-Crist

November 16, 2018

The event precedes the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Office of LGBTQIA  and the Texas Tech Gender and Sexuality Association (GSA) will host the annual Trans Remembrance Vigil and Celebration of Life ceremony. The ceremony serves as a prelude to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday (Nov. 20) and offers the LGBTQIA and Lubbock communities a time to remember, reflect and honor those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence.

WHEN: 7-8 p.m. Monday (Nov. 19)

WHERE: Hance Chapel, 2511 Seventh St.

EVENT: The Trans Remembrance Vigil and Celebration of Life ceremony will be officiated by Lubbock physician Dr. Anne Epstein, who also will deliver the welcome and closing remarks.

A musical performance by the Texas Tech Choral Ensemble will be conducted by Carolyn Cruse, associate director of Choral Studies in the School of Music, which is part of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. Local activist Betty Dotts also will perform a hymn on piano.

Following a reading of the names of those lost to violence in the U.S. in the past year by Aiden Beckert, Thomas St. Clair and Jenni English, two individuals will share their personal reflections.

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