View exhibition in the Community Garden at Laguna and Haight during daylight hours
The Garden Gallery is open to the public. Reservations not required.
The Haight Street Art Center is proud to host this display of work created to commemorate the Trans Day of Resilience, which takes place every year on November 20th. Derived from the Trans Day of Remembrance, an annual memorial to trans folks murdered in the epidemic of violence perpetuated in particular against Black trans women and femmes, the Trans Day of Resilience presents an opportunity to turn mourning into radical imagining. What might a world look like in which trans stories, art, and identities are centered, protected, and nurtured? How might this imagining, in turn, set us all free?
This display was created in collaboration with Forward Together, a Bay Area-based nonprofit, and Micah Bazant, Forward Together’s Artist-in-Residence, who commissioned this artwork and have graciously allowed us to display it. Both the Audre Lorde Project and BreakOUT! played critical roles in founding and shaping the themes and content of this project, and many of the pieces created from 2015 to 2020 were done to celebrate the work of organizations working for justice for the trans community across the country. These pieces are offerings by and for trans people of color, and we hope that you find them as beautiful, inspiring, moving and uplifting as we have.
You can learn more about the Trans Day of Resilience art project and download these posters, plus poetry, zines and more at www.tdor.co. If you're interested in purchasing one of these pieces, or if you're a non-profit and interested in displaying one or more of these pieces, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.