Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MBManitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) encourages Manitoba residents to support the annual commemoration of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20, 2019.

Founded in 1999, TDOR was born in the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed the previous year. Since then, vigils throughout the country are held annually to remember the lives of transgender people lost to violence.

During a heightened time where transgender, Two Spirit, and gender-diverse individuals are targets of violence, we all have a responsibility in creating and offering safe spaces.

Public vigils and community gatherings are being held throughout Manitoba today on November 20, 2019.