Vigil in Remembrance of Krissy Bates - Trans Woman Murdered in Downtown Minneapolis
Location MCTC Library Building, General Mills Room
Violence threatens all LGBTQ communities, and national reports show that transgender women like Krissy are targeted for violence with terrible frequency. As long as members of our community are singled out for harassment and violence, our work is unfinished. Please join us in solidarity to raise one united voice to demand an end to this horrible violence.
After a short program at the library we will march to Krissy's apartment building a few blocks away. Please bring candles, flowers and signs displaying positive messages of hope that our community can embrace to push back the darkness of fear and create a safer city.
Minnesota Trans Health Coalition's Shot Clinic will be hosting a community event at the Queer Colllective Space at 3405 Chicago after the march. See: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186271414736384 for more information.
We would like to give great thanks to all of Krissy's friends, our volunteers, and community partners who are uniting in the wake of this week's terrible events to create these events of remembrance to honor Krissy's life including: TYSN, Barbara Satin of NGLTF, Spirit of the Lakes, and MCTC.
A note on Krissy's name: various media have mistakenly reported Krissy's name as "Chrissie." Our conversations with her friends have revealed that "Krissy" is the correct spelling.