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.