Angela McKenzie Chats with Four Members of CitiWide Harm Reduction's Transgender Community After Attending One of the Weekly Workshops
In this edition of "Sex Drugs and Harm Reduction'' Angela McKenzie chats with four members of CitiWide Harm Reduction's transgender community after attending one of the weekly workshops, which are a collaboration between CitiWide and the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP). These workshops offer participants innovative, harm reduction approaches to transgender services and advocacy. Angela's guests are CitiWide Outreach Worker Elizabeth Lopez; AVP’s Community Based Counselor/Advocate, Chanel Lopez; CitiWide Participant Advisory Board Member Dee Dee Torres and CitiWide Case Manager Marlow White respectively.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
CitiWide Harm Reduction and the New York City Anti-Violence Project will recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at CitiWide’s drop-in center. Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender or gender non-conforming, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
About the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
AVP is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education. For more info, go to www.avp.org. 24-HOUR ENGLISH/SPANISH HOTLINE: 212-714-1141.
About "Sex Drugs and Harm Reduction"
In addition to providing harm reduction services, CitiWide strives to motivate and educate Participants through a variety of innovative programs, while informing the public of harm reduction's benefits to the greater New York City community. The newest project reflecting these values is the podcast entitled "Sex Drugs and Harm Reduction" hosted by CitiWide's Executive Director Robert Cordero and presented by syndicated Radio Host Angela McKenzie, with the input of CitiWide Participants and Peers on and off the microphone.
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