This month there are several important dates that we recognize.
November 11 is Remembrance Day
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November 20 is The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)
Also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, it has been observed annually (from its inception) on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.
November 22-28 is National Addictions Awareness Week
This year’s theme is Change Begins with Me, which puts the focus on the efforts and actions of individuals. It’s about making a choice to play a part in reducing the stigma surrounding substance use and people who use substances and committing to one change. Here is a link to a resource, Overcoming Stigma Through Language: A Primer.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence runs November 25 to December 10
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
On this Day in History – November 28th
- 1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election
- 1919 US-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons
- 1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University