The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) memorializes trans individuals who have died because of anti-transgender discrimination and victimization. A tradition inspired by the Allston, MA vigil for slain transsexual Rita Hester in 1998, this day has become the worldwide rallying point for a community long under siege. No one should be subjected to violence simply because of their gender identity or expression. No one should be denied the basic rights that enable their safety and security. No one should consider taking their own life to escape harassment and bullying. Many transgender people experience discrimination on a daily basis in the workplace, healthcare access, public accommodation, etc.
In Oregon, several events are planned for Transgender Awareness Week and can be found here: http://www.basicrights.org/featured/14th-annual-transgender-day-of-remembrance/
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) also has more information about how to be involved in trans-justice and a new video project here: http://www.glaad.org/transawarenessweek.