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November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join Independence House in partnership with Fenway Health for a virtual celebration of life to honor and remember the victims of anti-transgender violence.

This event is virtual this year.  The event is Free.  Registration required.
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Guest speakers include:
  • Michael Cox of Black & Pink. Michael is a formerly incarcerated white cis-man. He is the director of policy for Black and Pink, Boston and the administrator for the Massachusetts Bail Fund.
  • Jennifer Love of the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group. Jennifer is a formerly incarcerated transgender black woman. She co-chairs the National LGBT / HIV Criminal Justice Working Group based in DC and coordinates the Jen Love Project
    which provides basic necessities to LGBTQ people being released from incarceration.
  • Lysetta Hurge-Putnam, LICSW, Executive Director of Independence House. Lysetta is a licensed clinical social worker and has led Independence House, Inc. as the Executive Director for over 20 years. Lysetta, along with a dedicated staff offer critical response programs and services that assist all gender identities, races, sexual orientations, abilities, and cultures and who are impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Through this work, Independence House empowers and restores well-being to over 9,000 Cape Codders each year.
  • Rabbi Elias J. Lieberman. Rabbi Lieberman has served Falmouth Jewish Congregation since 1990. Since his arrival, he has been active in a variety of communal activities including Hospice of Cape Cod, the Falmouth Clergy Association, and the Jewish Federation of Cape Cod. He co-founded the Upper Cape chapter of P-FLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and has served as Chair of the GALE (Gay and Lesbian Equity) Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation. He was an
    inaugural member of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, appointed in 2005. For fourteen years Rabbi Lieberman served on the Board of Directors of the Falmouth Service Center and was an active member of Falmouth’s HIV/AIDS Community Partnership. He is a member of the Steering Committee of No Place For Hate – Falmouth. He has authored a number of articles on subjects related to interfaith relationships which have appeared online and in print. He is currently active in the effort to bring the right to medical aid in dying to Massachusetts.
  • Angelina Resto. Angelina is a formerly incarcerated transgender LatinX woman. She broke history by being the first trans woman transferred to a female-designated facility in MA. She is a public speaker and advocate for transgender women who are incarcerated.
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