UU congregations across Mississippi join together this Sunday in a shared service via Zoom honoring transgender individuals who have lost their lives due to hateful acts of violence. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford hosts the service. The speaker is Sarah Schnaithman with special music provided by Charles Bowles.
UUJXN will participate from our sanctuary starting at 11AM. Please see our policy for in-person attendance. If you’re unable to attend, join the UUJXN virtual Coffee Social on Zoom at 10:30AM CST, then at 11:00AM CST, connect to the shared service at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81636205518.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance officially recognized on November 20th, but we’ll be honoring a week early.
Sarah Schnaithman, who herself identifies as a transgender female, serves as the Sunday Services Trustee at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford. Professionally, Sarah is a general practice, bilingual attorney, with her own firm located in Amory, Mississippi. She lives with her wife, Reyna, and two dogs, Mama Dog & Dude, who adopted them, in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
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ADDITIONAL ZOOM INFO
COFFEE SOCIAL – 10:30AM
For those unable to attend in person, you can connect with others at our virtual Coffee Social via Zoom at 10:30 am (CST). Grab a cup of coffee (or your morning beverage) and join the conversation at: https://zoom.us/j/91584017613?pwd=K1FhUXloMTBJdTRZN2NGZ3Y3VFNTZz09
Meeting ID: 915 8401 7613
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WORSHIP SERVICE – 11:00AM
If you can’t attend the service in person, join online at 11:00 am CST: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81636205518 If you have trouble connecting please contact Gail Stratton 662-801-2820. We invite you to stay afterward the service for coffee and conversation.
Topics: Current Events, LGBTQ, Social Justice