A service observing the national Transgender Day of Remembrance will be offered by Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17.
“Transgender people are subjected to an exceptionally high level of hate crimes, including fatal attacks,” a press release from the church states. “Preliminary data show that at least 300 transgender persons were reported murdered around the world in 2019”.
Believing in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” in the words of the Unitarian Universalist statement of principles, the congregation will mark the day with the reading of the reported names of those Americans who lost their lives this year, along with music, and reflections. Newport City Council-member Angela McCalla will read the names of the victims. A steeple bell will toll as each name is read.
All are welcome to the service, which follows Channing’s regular 10 a.m. worship at the church, 135 Pelham St. opposite Touro Park, Newport.
For further information, contact Rex LeBeau at 401-595-9068, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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