ATHENS, GA – The University of Georgia’s Pride Center is proud to host its first-ever Trans Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Speaker Series at the historic UGA Chapel on Monday, November 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This landmark event signifies UGA’s commitment to inclusion, recognition, and the unwavering support of its transgender community.
The evening promises profound reflections, led by esteemed guest speaker, Feroza Syed. A renowned Transgender Rights Activist and Co-Chair for the LGBTQ Advisory Board for the Mayor of Atlanta, among other notable roles, Ms. Syed stands as a beacon of resilience and empowerment. Accompanied by a student speaker, the event will provide a platform for heartfelt and empowering stories that shed light on the lived experiences of transgender individuals.
Transgender Day of Remembrance serves as a poignant reminder, commemorating those tragically lost to transphobia. Rowan Calhoun-King, an Administrative Specialist and transgender woman from the Pride Center, emphasizes that the ceremony is more than a commemoration—it’s an affirmation of belonging. Calhoun-King remarks “that at times, being transgender can evoke feelings of solitude and this event ensures that our transgender community knows they are seen, valued, and never alone.”
Beyond this event, the Pride Center continually champions inclusivity and community. Situated in Memorial Hall, the center is a hub of activities, resources, and programs throughout the academic year. With its welcoming atmosphere, complemented by study spaces and refreshments, the Pride Center stands as a testament to UGA’s pledge to provide an inclusive, for all students.
For more information, to get involved, or to show your support, please visit the University of Georgia Pride Center.