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TransVision's 10 Year Anniversary Gala
Sponsored by Oakland City Council President Pro Tem,
Rebecca D. Kaplan
The event is an anniversary gala celebrating 10 Years of Transgender Services in Alameda County delivered by the TransVision Program. The gala will be a 2 hour event with dancing, socializing and an awards/appreciation ceremony. The event will have light food (some catered) and a beer and wine bar.
This will be the first time that the transgender community has ever been celebrated at Oakland City Hall and we really want this to be special event kicking off Gay Pride month in Oakland celebrating 10 years of dedication, hard work, and survival in tough economic times by the TransVision Program providing critical services to the transgender community, especially trans women of color.
Download our flyer in PDF format HERE
ALAMEDA COUNTY TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE MEMORIAL 2012
Transgender Day of Remembrance is held every year on November 20. An International day of mourning and remembrance for transgender and gender variant individuals killed worldwide due to anti-transgender violence over the previous twelve months. 2012 marks the 14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and the seventh to be held in Oakland, CA. Alameda County has participated since 2006.
Produced by TransVision and held at the Peace Center in Oakland, CA, the 2012 event will be remembered as the year we read the name of our own team member, Brandy Martell.
The first time the mayor of Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan, attended and spoke; and the first time a member of the Oakland Police Department attended and spoke, Oakland Police Department Spokeswomen, Johanna Watson.
Our key note speaker was Sylvia Guerrero, in remembrance of the 10 year anniversary of the death of her daughter, Gwen Arajuo.
The 2012 TDOR will always be remembered as the most difficult to produce, both physically and emotionally, and the toughest to get through.
One again, our Honorary Co-Host's for the Oakland Day of Remembrance Event were Congressman George Miller, represented by Adrienne Ursino D-7, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-9, and Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro.
Congressman George Miller's Statement Click Here
This TDOR event would not have been possible without the incredible efforts and contributions of the TransVision Team of Lee Staub, Lorena Martinez, Janet Halfin, Teri Washington; our Transgender Advisory Board Members: Marah Cruz, Kayla Moore, Ro Burton, Cynthia Hernandez, Brandy Blackmon, Brianna Coleman, Felicia Johnson, Sara Mubarek, Malaysia; our entertainers: Brandy Blackmon and Crystal Smith, community members Joanne Voorheis and Deanne Bruetsch and many more.
As always, it is the people who attend that deserve so much for giving of their time and emotions to remember those who were taken from us. Your support and attendance is always appreciated and never taken for granted.
To view or download the commemorative TDOR 2012 Program created by Lee Staub Click here: COMING SOON
Links to complete press coverage:Bay Area Reporter Pre Event Press: http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68270
Bay Area Reporter Elliott Owens covered for the BAR: http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68279
Oakland North Reporter Madeline Thomas covered:
Huffington Post SF writer and blogger Vanessa L. Pinto/Fleur De Lis covered:
The Advocate.com TDOR coverage:
13 Transgender Americans Murdered in 2012 Looking at the lives of transgender and gender-nonconforming people killed (so far) this year to mark the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2012/11/20/13-transgender-americans-murdered-2012?page=0%2C10
Screening of "TRANS", on Sunday Nov 18th, 2012
As part of the weekends Transgender Day of Remembrance events, TransVision will host a screening of the award winning film, "TRANS" at the historic BAL Theatre in San Leandro on Sunday Nov 18, 3- 6. There will be a Q and A afterwards with local cast members including Tiffany Woods, and Director Chris Arnold.
Screening: 3:30-5, Q and A: 5-6
"TRANS" recently won Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Fresno Reel Pride, the Jury Award at the Louisville LGBT Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Philadelphia Q Fest. Trans filmed scenes in the Bay Area in 2010 at Transgender Day of Remembrance events in Oakland and SF.
There will be a $7.50 admission price for the screening, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
1st Annual Alameda County Transgender Health and Resource Conference
TransVision, in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, held the 1st Annual Alameda County Transgender Health and Resource Conference on May 14 at Preservation Park, Oakland.
This historic first ever event for transgender people in Alameda County had 20 organizations/agencies participating in offering resources, services and workshops.
To read the Opening Welcome from Tiffany Woods
Also joining the participants were the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-9), Office of Congressman George Miller (D-7), and the Office of Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10). Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-9) attended and gave an empowering speech that spoke to the needs of the transgender community both nationally and here in Alameda County and Oakland City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan followed by affirming the importance of the transgender community as part of the fabric of Oakland. Vicky Kolakowski, Administrative Law Judge, Candidate for Alameda County Superior Court Judge, spoke to the importance of trans people getting involved in the political process in Alameda County.
Katie Tague, from the Office of Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10), presented TransVision with a certificate from Sate Senator Ellen Corbett, recognizing the conference and its significance. Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums also sent over a Certificate of Congratulations.
TransVision Assistant Coordinator Tanajsha Thomas facilitated a panel on the experiences of African American trans people living in the East Bay and Peer Educator Lorena Martinez facilitated a panel on the experiences of Latina trans women living in the East Bay. Peer Educator Brandy Martell flawlessly coordinated a very busy registration table.
TransVision team members, clients, volunteers, and TCHC staff all came together to help make this historic first ever Transgender Health Conference in Alameda County an overwhelming success.
To view the full list of Conference Participants
Tri-City Health Center and TransVision would like to thank the following for helping make this conference possible:
For a complete list of acknowledgements
TransVision Represents at Equality and Parity II:
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
CDC Director Julie Gerberding
Lee and Gerberding
TransVision was honored with a 2007 Community Partner Award at the TLC annual awards gala. TransVision and Tri-City Health Center are an integral component in the Health Care Access Project in Alameda County as well as the only transgender program in the county providing HIV Services for transgender women. TransVision is honored to be selected as a community partner of the Transgender Law Center.
We would like to thank Chris Daley, Cecilia Chung and The Transgender Law Center for acknowledging all of the hard work of TransVision and the many lives that have been touched through all of its efforts.
TransVision Program Coordinator, Tiffany Woods accepting the Community Partner Award
on behalf of TransVision and Tri-City Health Center