Support and celebrate our local transgender community! Join us for wine and beer tastings plus free pronoun pins, available in recognition of International Pronouns Day. This is a great opportunity for trans and gender nonconforming individuals to interact in a safe-space in a casual atmosphere.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16
Time: 5-7 pm
Where: Market Street Wine Shop
This is a free event.
What is International Pronouns Day?
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity, but many transgender and gender nonconforming people are regularly called by the wrong pronouns, which causes erasure and marginalization.
“Trans and gender nonconforming people, especially Black folks and those perceived to be feminine, are often harmed by many forms of interpersonal and systemic violence. An action as small as respecting names and pronouns can begin a conversation about justice and about creating the workplaces, educational environments, and communities where we all thrive,” said Shige Sakurai (they), the campaign’s founder and the creator of the educational MyPronouns.org website. “For me, it’s a spiritual undertaking, and it’s about wellbeing. We have to end assumptions and erasure and the harm they create.”
International Pronouns Day occurs on the third Wednesday of October each year, and in 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019.