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Visual Studies PhD Students Andrew Barron & Conor Moynihan Present the Documentary “Consent” at Dreamland on 3/25

March 24, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

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CONSENT: A Film Screening & Discussion of HIV Criminalization in Canada and the United States
Organized by Visual Studies PhD Students Andrew Barron and Conor Moynihan

At a time when mainstream LGBT rights seem to be flourishing in both Canada and the United States alongside new developments in HIV prevention management, the ongoing prosecution of people living with HIV remains a growing problem.

Released in 2015 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the documentary Consent: HIV non-disclosure and sexual assault law addresses current HIV criminalization and sexual assault laws in Canada. More recently, an anonymous collective produced the digital booklet “HOW TO HAVE SEX IN A POLICE STATE: One Approach,” which outlines measures that people can take to protect themselves against these laws.

Join Andrew and Conor at Dreamland on Friday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. for a cross-border dialogue on HIV criminalization and what it means today. This open format conversation will be centered around issues raised by Consent and “HOW TO HAVE SEX IN A POLICE STATE.”

This will be the film’s first screening in the US. The event can be accessed via the Facebook page:


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