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Decker Library Exhibitions

Transgender Awareness Week

November 17 to December 5, 2015
Curated by Kelly Swickard, with reccomendations from MIQA, FASQA and QTNB

The week of November 14 through 20 individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.

The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance hosts a list of over 80 transgender individuals murdered in 2015, both in the United States and abroad. A majority of these people are transgender women of color, who face extensive threats of violence, limited media coverage, and a low record of justice. However, the exact number of transgender individuals who faced violence in 2015 is unknown due to unreported crimes and the misgendering of victims.

In July, Melissa Harris-Perry, Constitution Day speaker at MICA, hosted an informative and important episode of her show focused on addressing violence against transgender women of color and the lack of media coverage.

For more information about support for transgender individuals in the MICA community, visit MICA's webpage for LBGTQ resources, or contact the Maryland Institute Queer Alliance (MIQA) , the Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance (FASQA), or Questioning/Genderqueer, Transgender, Non-Binary Students (QTNB).

Circulation Policy for Books on Exhibit

Circulating books on display in the museum cases are available for check out at any time. Please see a staff member at the circulation desk to request a book from the cases. For books on display from the Special Collections (Cage), please see a reference librarian.

Image Information

This page: Items in the library display cases, taken by Meredith Moore.