Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Panel: David Jay (movement leader), with moderator Laura Rosenbury (School of Law)
Video: Click here to view video of the panel discussion

Film: (A)sexual is an award-winning documentary about the asexuality movement, the attempt to gain recognition in society for those who experience no sexual attraction. It is being shown as a part of a film series, Narratives of Law and Life: Using Film to Explore the State’s Role in Constructing Identity, supported by a Diversity and Inclusion Grant awarded by the Office of the Provost at Washington University. The film is co-sponsored by Pride Alliance, and is part of the University’s Sex Week activities.

This provocative film blurs many boundaries. It raises many questions about the construction of identity, the focus of our grant, as well as legal questions in areas such as sexuality, anti-discrimination law, family law, lobbying and coalition building, and feminist legal theory, just to name some examples. In fact, Vermont just added asexuality as a protected classification in its anti-discrimination statutes.

(A)sexual is directed by Angela Tucker.

Click here to view the film's website.

Roundtable Discussion

Student-faculty conversations will continue over lunch, with support from the Office of the Provost.

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Locations: To be sent to participants (Space is limited and reserved for those who attended the film screening.)

RSVPs required: To inquire if there is still space, please email Liz Chen at ejchen@wulaw.wustl.edu.

Questions? Contact

Laura Rosenbury at lrosenbury@wustl.edu