This Trans Awareness Month 2018, Positive Space at Ryerson invites you to participate in advocacy and educational events and workshops that celebrate, honour and raise the visibility of the trans community.
Named in honour of the late community activist Sumaya Dalmar, this award was co-developed by alumnus Lali Mohamed and Shamarke Ismail, offering an annual sum of $1000 to support racialized trans students at Ryerson.
The event will include a performance by Nookie Galore and remarks from Alan Sears.
Sumaya Dalmar was a Somali-Canadian transgender woman, an activist and vocal member of Black Queer Youth, a local support group. In February 2015, Dalmar was found dead in the east end of Toronto, only 26 years old. A remarkable, resourceful and inspiring young woman, Dalmar’s passing was a massive loss to all. Amidst this grief and pain, Mohamed has organized with local community and the Ryerson Sociology department to launch the Sumaya Dalmar Scholarship in honour of this “brilliant and bold friend.” In offering an award specifically for racialized trans students, this scholarship aims to highlight the incredible contributions of trans people of colour at Ryerson and beyond.
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
This event will be held in a wheelchair accessible venue. Please let us know if we need to make any accessibility accommodations to ensure your inclusion.
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