CANS Can’t Stand Documentary Film Screening & Talkback

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 5:15pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ) L02 See map
320 York Street
New Haven
Event description: 

The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) will host a free public screening of “CANS Can’t Stand,” on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 5:15 PM in the Humanities Quadrangle (HQ) L02 (320 York Street, Lower Level). This documentary film was co-directed by Matt Nadel (‘21) and Megan Plotka, features the founder of the CANScantSTAND campaign, Wendi Cooper.

A talkback will follow the screening, featuring Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka, and Wendi Cooper. The talkback will be moderated by Professor Joe Fischel and Zahra Abba Omar (WGSS & SOCY PhD candidate).

About the Documentary:

For forty years, police and prosecutors have weaponized Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians. CANS Can’t Stand follows a group of Black trans women in New Orleans who are fighting to repeal that law—and advance trans liberation across the state.

CANS Can’t Stand was produced by Lynwood Films in association with Operation Restoration and NOVAC.

Open to: 
General Public