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Cinema Politica UofT: Scarlet Road

Sponsored by UTGSU


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Thursday February 13 2014

Venue: First Nations House Lounge
Address: 563 Spadina Ave
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: YES

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Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression, Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton specializes in a long overlooked clientele— people with disabilities. Working in New South Wales—where prostitution is legal— Rachel’s philosophy is that human touch and sexual intimacy can be the most therapeutic aspects to our existence.
 
Indeed, she is making a dramatic impact on the lives of her customers, many of whom are confined to wheelchairs or cannot speak or move unaided. Through her graduate studies and her nonprofit group Touching Base, Rachel both fights for the rights of sex workers and promotes awareness and access to sexual expression for the disabled through sex work—and brings together these two often marginalized groups.
 
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Cinema Politica UofT is an initiative of the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union. We screen films that challenge conventional narratives and that explore underrepresented stories. Our film screenings aim to engage students and the community in critical issues surrounding equity and environmental justice. We seek to accomplish this by following each screening with a discussion about how the content of the film relates to our own experiences and what action we can take collectively.
 
For more information on Cinema Politica UofT: www.cinemapolitica.org/uoft.
For more information on the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union: www.utgsu.ca
Organizer:external@utgsu.ca

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