Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance?
The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
How can we participated in the Transgender Day of Remembrance
We participated in the JHACH Transgender Day of Remembrance by gathering with friends at the flag pole in front of the hospital for the raising of the Transgender Flag at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20. We honored all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence in the past year. The observance was hosted by the Here4All LGBTQ Employee Resource Group in collaboration with Pastoral Care, Human Resources, and Security. For more information, please contact Waleska Lozada at 72029.
Honoring those who serve or have served in our armed forces is part of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital core value of diversity and inclusion.
All employees--and especially veterans and those who continue their service through the Reserves--recieved a token of our appreciation.
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LGBTQ ERG Initial Open Forum Meetings
On Wednesday, June 14 and 21, 2017, Johns Hopkins All Children’s will hosted an open forum for employees to learn more about getting involved in the new LGBTQ employee resource group. We heard their thoughts, ideas, and hopes as we formed this valuable group. Whether they identified within LGBTQ or are an ally, we wanted to hear from our employees. All were welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Resource group participants create a positive work environment at Johns Hopkins All Children’s by contributing to our mission and values–especially by fostering a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our employees.
LGBTQ ERG Participation in the St. Pete Pride Parade
]In June 2017, Johns Hopkins Medicine was represented at Pride celebrations in Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and St. Petersburg, Florida. Employees, faculty members and students, along with their families and friends, donned Johns Hopkins gear and colorful accessories to show their support for the LGBTQ community.
More than 200 employees from Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins University participated in the Baltimore Pride festival (see below). About 25 employees from Sibley Memorial Hospital represented Johns Hopkins Medicine at the DC Pride Festival, and roughly 75 employees from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital marched in the parade in St. Petersburg.
Fit4AllKids Healthy Living Program
On Friday, March 10, 2017, more than 150 kindergarteners from local schools joined us at Johns Hopkins All Children’s learn about the hospital and hear about our Fit4AllKids healthy living program. Our Child Life Department hosted the event. Child Life Specialists play an important role at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. They recognize being hospitalized can be a traumatic disruption in a child's development and the functioning of a family, and they strive to reduce the negative impact of this stressful life event. Our Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists, and Academic Coordinators work together to provide services at our inpatient facility, the emergency room, and our Tampa specialty clinic. Each of these trained specialists is knowledgeable in the application of theories of child development, play, stress, and coping, as well as the family systems that make up the basis of our work with children.