”In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Penn LGBT Center held a series of vigils on Locust Walk to memorialize the transgender, nonbinary, and nonconforming people who were killed in 2019.
Every hour, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., students and faculty gathered to read the names of the transgender people who were killed and share words of remembrance. For each vigil, a different group of students and professors assembled.
LGBT Center volunteers hung up transgender flags on Locust Walk in front of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, featuring black and brown stripes in the middle to signify the disproportionate violence against people of color.
The names of the transgender or gender nonconforming individuals who were murdered in the United States in 2019 were printed onto flags on Locust Walk. Some of these names included Dana Martin, Jazzaline Ware, and Ashanti Carmon.”