7-9 p.m. Nov. 16. Film screening and panel presentation. “Cruel and Unusual”: A documentary film about the conditions of transgender women in the prison system. Followed by discussion with trans activists Dean Spade and June Brown. www.cruelandunusualfilm.com. Free. University of Michigan Dana Building Room 1040, Ann Arbor. [email protected] (734) 763-4186.
7-9 p.m. Nov. 16. Day of Remembrance Memorial for Murdered Members of the Transsexual Community. The featured speakers this year will be Ferndale City Council Member Craig Covey, Tanya from Pontiac (a victim of violence) and Crystal Witt from the Triangle Foundation. Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale. [email protected]
7-9 p.m. Nov. 17. Film screening followed by Q & A (Detroit). “Cruel and Unusual”: A documentary film about the lives of transgender women in the prison system. Film screening followed by a panel presentation by nationally recognized transgender activists Dean Spade and June Brown-transgender activists and advocates from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in New York. Free. U-M Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
8 p.m. Nov. 20.”The Gender Monologues: A Performance in Honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.” The production will remember, explore and honor all genders, gender identities and expressions. Free. Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium, Ypsilanti. (734) 487-4149.