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Sexuality & Disability Workshop February 4, 2008

Posted by Winter in disability rights, Events, sexuality.
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A Workshop and Film Screening Exploring
6-9pm Friday Feb 15, 2008
London Action Resource Centre
62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES
For directions see: http://www.londonarc.org/

This presentation, facilitated by activist and film maker Loree Erickson, will be an opportunity for folxs with disabilities and our allies to explore together the seldom talked about topic of disability and sexuality from a queercrip perspective. While this facilitated discussion will focus on the experiences of queer people with disabilities, the insights and interrogations that will be produced will be useful to many different experiences of bodies and people who are marginalized. We will begin by looking at the heteronormative and ableist myths and constructions of sex/uality and sexiness that contribute to the desexualization or overt sexualizing of people with disabilities. We will also address barriers to inclusion of queercrips in queer communities. And finally, we will use short and sexy videos ‘want’ to discuss the pitfalls and possibilities of sexual representation as a pathway to resistance.
The short film ‘Want’ weaves together sexually explicit images with everyday moments and scenes of the ableist world. It works to get people hot and poses an insightful, complex, honest, and sexy image of disability.

Vegan Potluck & (byo alcohol) Social to follow workshop

Venue and toilets are wheelchair accessible. RSVP for crèche facilities.

For more info: Sewfire(AT)riseup(DOT)net