Boy Erased showing
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Woodland Theatre, UWEC (map)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Family Support Center is excited to partner with the UW-Eau Claire Gender & Sexuality Resource Center to present a special, FREE campus screening of Boy Erased at the Woodland Theater in Davies Center.
Based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased follows the journey of a small-town preacher's son who is outed after his sexual assault by a fellow university student, and pressured to enroll in a "conversion therapy" program.
Boy Erased offers a unique opportunity to expand the conversation on the juncture of sexual violence and other forms of oppression in marginalized communities.
Stick around after the film for a panel discussion and audience dialogue! Panelists will include area therapist Dr. Kristen Gustavson, Rev. Kathy Reid Walker of the First Presbyterian Church, ECASD School Board President Joe Luginbill, and advocates from Family Support Center. We'll talk about the multi-sectoral conversion therapy ban in Eau Claire and what might be in the works for the rest of Wisconsin; the importance of LGBTQ affirming therapeutic practices and spiritual care; and, of course, ways in which we can ALL respond to and support LGBTQ survivors of violence.
We're also accepting donations of NEW, IN-PACKAGE socks and underwear (all sizes/ genders) to benefit local programs helping sexual violence survivors and other vulnerable populations.
Please note: this film includes depictions of sexual violence and anti-LGBTQ abuse. Trauma-informed advocates will be present to provide individual support.
Rated R | 115 minutes