Asexual Countercultures 2017

November 02, 2017

The Ruth Wynn Woodward Program and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at SFU* invites you to:

Asexual Countercultures
Exploring Ace Communities and Intimacies

November 2, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Simon Fraser University Vancouver (Harbour Centre)
Room 2945
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Co-organized by Ruth Wynn Woodward Fellow Ela Przybylo and Justine Munich

Centering asexual and activist perspectives, the speakers and audience will explore the online and offline cultural production surrounding the asexuality movement, community, and asexual identities.  This will be an interactive event that will begin with three 20 minute talks which will be followed by an asexuality zine-making workshop.

Justine Munich and Angie Byron - Zucchinis and Eggplants:  What the Asexual Movement Can Bring to Relationship Dialogues

Cole Brown  - The History of the Asexual Community

Ela Przybylo, Adam Kopczynski, and Sage Strobel Building an Asexual Archive:  Pedagogical and Research Strategies

Asexy Zines Workshop:  Heather Prost
Zines constitute a fun, low-fi, queer, feminist, countercultural form of expression that has been central to the asexual movement.  In this workshop we invite everyone present to take part in making page-spreads that will be compiled and shared with participants electronically post-worship in the form of an "Asexy Zine."  This will also be an opportunity to come together in groups to discuss what we've learned.

Tea and coffee provided.
All are welcome.
The space is wheelchair accessible.

*SFU Harbour Centre is on unceded Coast Salish Territory; the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Nations.