Want to help with the Gender Diversity Film Series? Contact us! All events will feature a film screening (VDEN 129), accompanied by a panel, discussion, or activity, and free food, sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity and Diversity Council. All films are free and open to the public–feel free to invite friends and neighbors!
The video addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, Toilet Training focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work. Followed by a panel discussion on how to make WSU Vancouver a safe and affirming campus for all people, which includes celebrating diversity in gender identity and expression. Learn more about the film.
TRANS is an extraordinary documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations in between. It is about the Transgender Community, perhaps the most misunderstood and mistreated minority in America and around the world. Inspired by the incredible story of Dr. Christine McGinn and her work as a transgender surgeon, TRANS provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges of a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life. Stories of confusion and courage, excitement and emotion that have never been told, until now. To anyone who has ever looked in a mirror and wondered, ‘who they really are?’ TRANS ask another question, ‘are you brave enough to find out?’ Followed by a Q&A (via Skype) with Producer Dr. Mark Schoen! We are honored to be one of the first college campuses to screen this highly anticipated documentary! Learn more about the film.
This film examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, displaying not only the variation, but also how society views such variation and the complex interactions that occur. With commentary by scientific experts and first-hand accounts of people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary Middle Sexes will widen your perception of gender.