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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“Criminal Queers” Event

THE STEVEN J. SCHOCHET ENDOWMENT and the GENDER and SEXUALITY CENTER for QUEER and TRANS LIFE are pleased to announce their event titled “Criminal Queers”. This event will include a screening of the film Criminal Queers followed by discussion with filmmakers Chris Vargas & Eric Stanley. 

Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitization of social movements. Criminal Queers grows our collective liberation by working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined. (directed by Chris Vargas & Eric A. Stanley, 2016) 
For more information: https://criminalqueersfilm.net/ 
Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/127429150

Sponsored by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment in GLBT Studies. For disability and access requests, please contact gsc@umn.edu or 612-625-0537.

See flyer below for details