University of Houston Holds Candlelight Vigil for Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson
By Monica Roberts
For those of you in the Houston area and can do so, hope you’re planning on joining me in the chapel of the AD Bruce Religion Center on the University of Houston main campus tomorrow evening, April 2, for the candlelight vigil honoring our fallen sisters Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.
Both died on March 8 and were just 24 years old.
I will be speaking along with Augie Augustine, Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn and Pastor Ernie Turney from Bering United Methodist Church.
The event starts at 6:30 PM CDT and is being sponsored by the UH Women’s Resource Center, UH LGBT Resource Center, Global at UH, NAACP UH Chapter, Equality Texas, Texas Freedom Network, the Student Feminist Organization at UH and The Montrose Center.
AD Bruce Religion Center is on the Wheeler St/Cullen Blvd side of the campus with the closest entrance to AD Bruce and parking lot being Entrance 13 off of Cullen Blvd.
Please consider joining us and the Houston community tomorrow as we remember these young women and begin an open and honest dialogue about violence against the LGBT community.
And since it is being hosted on campus, I hope to see a strong UH Cougar presence at the vigil.
Monica Roberts, aka the TransGriot, is a native Houstonian and a trailblazing award winning trans community leader. In addition to participating in a long list of panel discussions and speaking engagements to various colleges, groups and conferences over the years, in January 2006 she founded the award winning blog TransGriot.
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