Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Location: UCI School of Law, Education Building Room 1111 401 E. Peltason Drive Irvine, CA 92697-8000
CWLC’s Executive Director Betsy Butler participated in a talkback after the screening of the film Political Animals. This film was part of University of California, Irvine School of Law‘s Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival that began on February 1st, 2018 and ran through March 29th, 2018!
Political Animals is part of the Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offering a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes. It explores how sex and gender status continues to impact individual safety, civil and human rights, despite obvious advancements in marriage equality. The series engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty. Featuring talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community.