As a positive, living memorial to trans victims, spring bulbs are being planted, before the event. This year they will be at the entrance to St Stephens Church, Warwick Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7NH.
From Monday 17th November there will be a display for the Trans Day of Remembrance on the first floor of the Croydon Central Library.
Saturday 22nd November
Our events for the Trans Day of Remembrance are being held on the Saturday after November 20th, to allow more people to take part.
From 1pm we shall meet, and welcome new-comers, in the Clocktower Café in Katherine Street, next to Croydon Central Library CR9 1ET. Lunches are good value, and a cup of tea, coffee etc is available. Look for the pink, blue and white flags.
At 2pm we go together to the Library, to the top of the escalators on the First Floor for the remembrance ceremony. The name of each victim killed in the twelve months before November 20th 2014 is read out, and a candle is lit for each one. We shall also remember others especially important to those present. We hold a minute’s silence, usually followed by some words in conclusion.
At the end of the ceremony, we shall go down to the memorial placed outside the Library for this event, to lay flowers as a more public memorial to those who have been killed.
At about 2.30pm we’ll move on to a social event to meet others and exchange stories.
If you would like to contribute to any part of the event, please phone 07918 602 333 or 07787 591 289.
If want more information, or can't find us on the day - it's the same numbers.
TransPALS, Trans People Around London, South (www.transpals.org.uk/). TransPALS, based in Croydon, offers social activities and support for trans people
Aurora, Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group (www.aurora-croydon.org.uk/). Aurora welcomes LGB and Trans people concerned about local hate crime and LGBT policing issues.