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The community is invited to an annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 20, that will begin with a candlelight vigil and procession at Redwood City Courthouse Square and continue with an event in the public library.

The gathering aims to remember 25 transgender and gender noncomforming people in the U.S. known to have been lost to anti-transgender violence this year.

“With this gathering, we aim to provide a space for communal healing, to celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost and to commit to fighting against discrimination and violence that our transgender community faces,” organizers said.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the vigil at Courthouse Square followed by a program from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the nearby Main Library featuring community speakers, resources and information on how residents can help fight discrimination, intolerance and violence against members of the transgender community.

The event is presented by LGBTQ Commission , PRIDE Initiative, The San Mateo County Pride Center, African American Community Initiative, BHRS Office of Diversity and Equity, CORA and the Redwood City Public Library.