Toilet Training: An event to commemorate Trans Remembrance Day
Friday, November 20, 2009
About the day
This Friday, November 20th, marks the annual Trans Remembrance Day. In order to shed some light on one of the many issues that transpeople face on the University of Guelph campus and elswhere the CSA Human Rights Office in collaboration with CUPE 3913 GBLTT Council, Guelph Queer Equality, Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity and Outline will be showing a short documentary with discussion following.
About the film
Toilet Training is a documentary video and collaboration between transgender videomaker Tara Mateik and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization dedicated to ending poverty and gender identity discrimination. 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.
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