Screening & Panel Presentation of The Line at the Center for Sex and Culture
Tonight in San Francisco!
When: Tuesday, October 12th
Time: 7:30pm “ 9:30pm
Cost: $10-$12 suggested donation
Where: Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission St (between 11th and South Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join the conversation about sexual boundaries with this screening and panel presentation with the filmmaker. Told through a sex-positive lens, THE LINE is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman “ the filmmaker — who is raped. Refusing to be a victim, the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today’s “rape culture. The film asks the question: Where is the line defining consent? The film will be followed by a panel discussion including the filmmaker, Nancy Schwartzman; Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Carol Queen; Broadsheet writer Tracy Clark Flory; somatic body worker Charna Cassell; and former sex worker Vic St. Blaise.
Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, writer and activist working extensively in documentary film and strategic social justice outreach. Her area of focus is sex and communication. For over thirteen years she has created community solutions to prevent sexual violence and promote public debate. Her documentary, THE LINE explores sexual boundaries and consent from a sex-positive point of view. Emphasizing interactivity and new media, she launched THE LINE Campaign to empower young people to re-envision their intimate relationships. She has brought the film and discussion to 92Y, Yale, Brown, M.I.T. and more. She is the recipient of grants from The Fledgling Fund, The Playboy Foundation. She was recently awarded the Cinereach Film Fellowship for her new short film xoxo sms.
Nancy is the founder ofNYC-Safestreets.org an online initiative noted by The New York Times, Gawker, The Village Voice and The Daily News to engage community organizations and businesses to create safer routes for pedestrians, especially women. From 2002- 2005 she was a founding editor and Creative Director of HEEB Magazine. Nancy lectures nationally on college campuses and internationally on the topic of consent and healthy sexual boundaries. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Art History and Film
Carol Queen is Staff Sexologist at Good Vibrations, the founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture, and a noted author of erotica and sexual memoir and essay. She has been a sex worker, a pansexual play party facilitator, and a waitress, and will leave it to you to guess which job involved the most sexual harassment.
Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon, where she covers feminism, politics, pop culture and sex for Broadsheet and the Life section. Her personal essay “In Defense of Casual Sex” was selected for the anthology Best Sex Writing 2009.
Charna Cassell As a sexuality educator, Charna has used video, monologue, personal narrative and therapeutic services to help people develop awareness and become emotionally and physically whole. Her one woman show “Novice Fucker” chronicled her experience working at Good Vibrations, her relationship to her mother’s sexuality and healing somatically from sexual trauma. Charna’s story “SOS” was published in the anthology Dangerous Families: Queers Write on Surviving Abuse.
As a Master Somatic Coach and Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Charna specializes in unwinding trauma, leadership coaching and teaching embodied sexuality. Her combined skills in the principles of Aikido, somatic psychotherapy, bodywork, nature based spirituality and meditation, help clients align their values with their life’s work, lead confidently, clearly communicate their personal needs and connect to their intuitive wisdom and ability to heal. Charna works in schools, nonprofits and small businesses, as a teacher, trainer, counselor and workshop leader. She sees individuals, families and couples in Berkeley and San Francisco. To learn more contact Charna at www.passionatelife.org
Vic St. Blaise is a former sex worker and founding editor of the classic sex industry publication Whorezine. He was a community representative in 1995-96 on the San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution.