‘Transgender Awareness Week is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.’ – Glaad.org
To commemorate Trans Awareness Week (Friday 13th Nov - Friday 20th Nov), we’re putting on a range of virtual events to celebrate our trans community here at Goldsmiths University. We’ve also linked some other free events, from workshops to lectures, that are happening outside the university.
When? 10-11am on 13th November and 20th November
What? This virtual event run by the SU is designed for our trans students to meet other like-minded people, make community connections and find friends. Click on the date you can make to get your ticket - it’s completely free!
Our Transgender Awareness Week programme is planned as part of a national movement designed to educate and inform people about the impact and dangers of transphobia, as well as to honour, celebrate and support our transgender community
When? 4-6pm on 19th November
What? Join us in celebrating Trans Awareness Week and the trans community through a collaborative Life Drawing event between the Arts Students’ Union and us, Goldsmiths SU! Within this 2 hour Zoom workshop, led by Breakfast Bodies and model and activist Leo Aces Collins, you will be able to meet other students whilst practicing your drawing skills. This workshop is a safe space centred toward trans, non-binary and gender questioning students.
When? 7-9pm on 17th November
What? Grab your popcorn and come join us at the SU on Netflix party for this Trans Awareness Week-themed screening! We’ll be watching the fantastic The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary in which trans woman Victoria Cruz of the Anti-Violence Project re-investigates Johnson's murder.
When? 7-8.30pm on 20th November
What? ‘A gentle evening remembering and honouring the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered during the year.’ The event is being run by London-run The Sacred Penthouse, an online space for those who identify as LGBTQ+.
When? 4-5pm on 18th November
What? Join us a for a live Q&A for Trans & Non-binary students with Alfred from the Welcome Desk discussing and answering your questions on anything you would like to know about being trans at Goldsmiths and in the UK. Alfred is a FTM immigrant from Italy who has socially and medically transitioned in the UK. He can answer any questions you have: from how to change your name while studying at Goldsmiths to all the best places and resources available to trans and non-binary people in the UK.
When? 5-7pm on 25th November
What? ‘Kate Marston & Claire Thurlow look towards a positive future for inclusive feminism, exploring rich herstories of trans-feminist alliances.’ Marston and Thurlow, both PhD candidates at Cardiff University, are going to be talking about the recent feminist backlash against trans women, histories of feminist/trans entanglements and the ideologies that pit feminists against trans people and the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.
When? 6-8pm on 18th November
What? Join us on Wednesday 18th November at 6pm for a live screening of the 16 minute documentary and a live Q&A session with Goldsmiths alumni Studio Gossima, the creators and producers of Down There the Seafolk Live, which was chosen to be a part of the BFI London Film Festival 2020.The documentary explores the sacrifice of starting HRT for trans singers who rely on their voice for performance.
When? 6-7pm on 16th November
What? A gaming session of 'Among Us', exclusively for trans and non-binary students, on our Discord server. It’s a brilliant murder mystery where players are assigned as Crew or Impostors… you can download it on your PC or Phone, and it’s easy to pick up and play.
All of these events are safe trans, non-binary and gender-questioning spaces, and we hope that you enjoy them!