FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2021
The National Trans Visibility Kicks-off its third year in Orlando, Florida, Sacramento, CA, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2021 — The National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) is pleased to announce the kick-off of it’s third year of mobilizing transgender, gender non conforming, gender non-binary (TGNC) communities. We are pleased to be on the frontlines of the movement for TGNC individuals along with our partner organizations across the nation. “This year, we have taken the march on the road featuring concurrent celebrations in Sacramento, California, New York, New York, Atlanta, Georgia, Orlando, Florida (the host city for the main event), said Marissa Miller, CEO and Co-Founder of the National Trans Visibility March (NTVM).
The 3rd annual NTVM includes initiatives focused on Safety and Opioid Awareness and Harm Reduction.
One focus for this year’s initiative is safety. NTVM recognizes that TGNC individuals across this country do not have enough access to safe and stable environments that uplift and celebrate all aspects of each individual. The goal over the next three years is to work with partners across the nation to develop a national safety strategy that will illuminate the importance of involving TGNC individuals in the development and execution of local and statewide wellness service provision (public health, housing, justice systems, education, etc).
It is through these collaborative efforts that we hope to uplift the voices of TGNC people and create more space for true transformational change. Our founder and fearless leader Marissa Miller believes that “if the trajectory of your work is not focused on dismantling systems of oppression then you are wasting your time”. The NTVM works to dismantle oppressive systems by demanding the prioritization of the voices of those most often left out of the conversation.
Our People, Our Promise
NTVM had the pleasure of partnering with seven national individuals with varying degrees of lived experience, DC Department of Health, and DC Health Link on the development of an opioid campaign. This campaign represents NTVM’s response to the many TGNC individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic. For more information about this campaign and learn more about how you can support, visit the nationaltransmarch.com/our-people
This year’s celebration kicked off on Monday, October 4th with our opening celebrations in Orlando, Florida and Sacramento, California. Throughout the week we have multiple events planned in our multiple satellite cities. Each event will be broadcast virtually on all social media platforms and through our website: nationaltransmarch.com.
MONDAY, October 4
NTVM Opening Celebration | Orlando, Florida| 7 PM - 8 PM ET
Sacramento Opening Celebration| Safety for Trans/GNC Youth in Unsupportive Homes Panel Discussion| Sacramento, California | 5 PM - 6 PM PDT / 8 PM - 9 PM ET
TUESDAY, October 5
I’m a Survivor Panel Discussion | 7 PM - 8 PM ET
WEDNESDAY, October 6
Transgender Inclusive Policies in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Panel Discussion| Orlando, Florida| 12 PM - 1 PM ET
Financial Information for the Nonbinary and Transgender Community Workshop| 2 PM - 3 PM ET
NTVM New York Opening Celebration| No Lives Left Behind: A Discussion on Visibility, Inclusivity, and Institutional Support in Trans Lives| New York City, New York| 6 PM - 7 PM ET
THURSDAY, October 7
NTVM Empowerment Service| Orlando, Florida| 12 PM - 1 PM EDT| Joy Metropolitan Community Church & Broadcast Virtually
NTVM Atlanta Opening Celebration| Atlanta, Georgia| 7 PM - 8 PM ET
FRIDAY, October 8
Transgender Competent Mental Health Care Panel Discussion| Orlando, Florida | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
The Opioid Crisis and the Transgender Community Panel Discussion| Orlando, Florida | 4 PM - 5 PM ET
NTVM Torch Awards| Orlando, Florida | 7 PM - 9 PM ET
SATURDAY, October 9
NTVM 2021 Rally featuring Dominique Morgan (speaker and performer)| Lake Eola| Unified by Pride Stage, Orlando, FL 3280| 1 PM - 2 PM ET| Virtual Locations: Orlando, Sacramento, New York, Atlanta
NTVM 2021 March| Orlando, Florida| 2 PM - 3:30 PM ET| Locations: Orlando, Sacramento, New York, Atlanta
For more information go to https://www.nationaltransmarch.com/
To donate to the march, go to https://www.nationaltransmarch.com/donate
For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kornmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 202-615-7603.