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A South Coast event will be marking Transgender Day of Remembrance

A South Coast event will be marking Transgender Day of Remembrance
Johnny Ortez-Tibbels
A South Coast event will be marking Transgender Day of Remembrance

It’s a day founded to draw attention to the violence endured by transgender people.

It’s an opportunity to remember those affected by transphobic violence. But the Transgender Day of Remembrance also celebrates the resiliency and power of the transgender and non-conforming community.

"Well Transgender Day of Remembrance is a great opportunity for us to bring the community together and pay attention to the fact that there is a lot of violence that happens to our community," said Emily Kleckner, the founder of the Transverse and one of the organizers of the Oxnard event.

She continued, "But also to celebrate the resilience of our community and show that as we come together in solidarity to remember these folks, we stand together and we're not alone."

The event is Wednesday, November 16, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.