International Transgender Day of Visibility 2022

31st March every year is International Transgender Day of Visibility, dedicated to celebrating the achivements and contributions of transgender people across the world, and raising awareness of the discrmination faced by the transgender community.

As a gesture of solidarity, the trans flag is being flown over the UCC quad to mark the event, and the quad is also lit up in the trans pride flag colours.

Lunchtime Seminar: "Being trans in Ireland and the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the trans community"

On Friday 1st April from 1pm-2pm there will be an online talk by Sara Philips, Chair of TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland),  about the experiences of transgender people in and fleeing from Ukraine and crossing borders into countries hostile to their rights as well as what supports (and gaps in supports) that Ukrainian trans people may expect when they arrive in Ireland.  All are welcome to attend the talk; no need to register, just Click here to join the meeting

Sara R Phillips is a Trans activist working globally. She has been involved with trans activism for over 30 years. She is currently in her forth 3-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of Ireland's national trans organisation, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).  Sara is also a board member of the  National Women's Council of Ireland, the Treasurer of both the International Trans Fund in New York and Transgender Europe in Berlin.  She is the founder, researcher and archivist of the Irish Trans Archive, and is currently the national manager in Ireland for multinational construction materials manufacturer CPG-Europe.

Image: The trans flag flying over the UCC quad on 31st March 2021 (photo by TH Fass)

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