TRANS*/ILLUMINATION: Shining a light through the Structures of Hetero-patriarchal Violence

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

TRANS*/ILLUMINATION:Shining a light through the Structures of Hetero-patriarchal Violence

Dec. 6 is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

On Dec. 1, please join us for an afternoon of discussion about violence against women from the perspectives of trans* women of colour. Experience the depth of learning that happens when we listen to the voices of women who face multiple forms of marginalization and targeted violence.


Kelendria Nation: "Advocacy, Resolutions, and Transitions for Trans* Women"
Kelendria is a black trans* women of colour who currently volunteers with Qmmunity and organizes a weekly trans* gathering group.

Natasha Adsit: "A First Nations Woman's perspective on Transgressing Gender Boundaries"
Bio to come.

Third Speaker to be confirmed.

Lenée Son and Elina Gress (Documentary Film-makers): "Documenting the Life of January Marie Lapuz"
Lenée Son and Elina Gress are KPU journalism students co-directing a documentary film in memory of January Marie Lapuz, a Filipina trans* woman who was murdered in New Westminister in 2012. This documentary film (official title TBA), is a celebration of January's life, among other trans women of colour across the world. The film is also about uplifting the narratives and lived experiences of trans* women of colour.


Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 1:00 - 3:30

KPU Aboriginal Gathering Place, Room C, Surrey Main
KPU Surrey Campus, 12666 72nd Ave, Surrey BC

TRANS/ILLUMINATION is organized and taking place on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the Kwantlen First Nations on whose territory the university stands and name the university borrows.

Light refreshments will be served.

To volunteer, donate, or ask any questions including accessibility requests please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Sponsored by: KPU Department of Sociology, Soci 4325 Students, Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 72nd Avenue
Surrey , BC
49° 7' 58.7568" N, 122° 52' 16.626" W
British Columbia CA
Lenee Son Elina Gress

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