As part of its mission, the LGBT FSA regularly sponsors events for the membership. The FSA partners with both the GVSU LGBT Alumni Chapter and the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center to offer a variety of opportunities each year.
Transgender Day of Visibility: March 16, 2017 4:00PM
Kirkhof Center- RM 2215/2216
In collaboration with the LGBT Faculty & Staff Association, we are thrilled to bring filmmaker Jules Rosskam to campus in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility. Jules will screen his acclaimed documentary, against a trans narrative, and host a discussion about his work, his artistic process, and the importance of transgender cultural production.
Excerpted from www.julesrosskam.com:
Jules Rosskam is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and educator. Through the use of autoethnography and hybrid forms, Rosskam's interdisciplinary practice investigates the means by which we construct individual and collective histories and identities.
Jules Rosskam's against a trans narrative is a provocative and personal experimental documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community. By sensitively framing the film through his own personal journey within the trans-masculine community, Rosskam creates an electric and original investigation into gender politics and social self-identity.
Blending fiction, nonfiction, and experimental film genres, against a trans narrative employs a gender-busting combination of intimate diary footage, stylized dramatic scenes, spoken word performance, faux audition tapes, and roundtable interview footage to explore and initiate a dialogue between feminists, queers, and transfolk about the way we construct personal and historical narratives. Careful attention is paid to the ways generation, race, class, and culture impact our understandings of gender.