Transgender Day of Remembrance: Unorthodox Walk
November 20, 2021
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on 20 November that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
We will be marking Transgender Day of Remembrance this year through a reflective ‘unorthordox walk’ = a synchronised but geographically dispersed group walk punctuated by a series of simple prompts, instructions or reflections. You can join in from wherever you are on Transgender Day of Remembrance, on your own or with a group.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Inspired by Stirchley-based walk collective Walkspace and Manchester’s Loiterers Resistance Movement, for this interactive walk you need a smartphone (if you’re in a group you only need one smartphone) and to join the IGB Unorthodox Walks Facebook group.
Please also bring a pencil (not a pen) and some pockets or a bag to carry small items in.
The walk will begin at 3pm on Saturday, 20th November. You choose your starting point. Instructions will be posted up in our Facebook group at ten-minute intervals (update your settings to receive ALL posts from the group). This will result in a roughly 60-minute synchronised but geographically dispersed group walk.
You are encouraged (but not required) to share photos of your walk in the IGB Unorthodox Walks Facebook group as you walk or after the walk is completed. All the images will be brought together into a digital art piece.
Taking part in a walk like this means you can slow down, take time to reflect or mourn and notice features of your local environment you might have otherwise missed or taken for granted.
You might find yourself heading home afterwards, as our friend Andy Howlett says “with heightened senses and a renewed alertness to the fantastical eruptions of the familiar.”
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We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.
When we say “inclusion”, we mean much more than mere tolerance or welcome. We believe God wants us all to know that we actually belong. That means people of every race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age and background, HIV status, ability and disability, theological and political conviction are loved, invited, and fully included.
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The Church community at Carrs Lane meets in the very centre of Birmingham.
We are a diverse, gathered, open, growing and welcoming Christian community drawn from a wide variety of faith backgrounds. We believe in the importance of engaging directly with the wider life of the city in all its glorious and sometimes painful variety. We are growing in confidence as we seek to be an ‘incarnational’ Christian presence in the city. Much of what we do has a commitment to justice at its heart; this is a church which deliberately seeks to be inclusive; it is also a church in which honest questions and careful thinking are encouraged.