This is your invitation to our last Coffee and Conversation event of the semester!
We'll be meeting at the iSchool in Room 1.502 on Thursday, April 19th at 7pm to watch and discuss a couple of short documentaries about the asexual community. We will discuss how films can effectively or ineffectively portray underrepresented groups and the responsibilities of information professionals when it comes to preserving and providing a voice for groups with extremely limited representation.
Taking the Cake: directed by Sam Broadley (2015)
(A)sexual: directed by Angela Tucker; produced by Clem Blakemore, Big Mouth Productions (New York, NY:Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 16 mins
The Gender and Sexuality Center at UT provides the following definition for "asexual":
"Asexual: A term people may use to describe their experience of little to no sexual attraction to people of any gender. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, and is not the same as celibacy or abstinence. There is great diversity in how members of the asexual community experience sexual and romantic attraction, desire, arousal, and relationships."
We'll provide additional materials during the event.
ALA/TLA-UT will provide coffee and snacks. We'll try to be conscious of dietary restrictions!
Feel free to invite anyone who you feel may be interested in learning about this subject matter.
Let us know if you have any questions!
We hope to see you there!