EVENT: Mala Mala Film Screening & Trans Inclusive Policy Discussion – 2/16/16 @ 6:30pm in Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Building Weiner Auditorium


Mala Mala (2014) is a documentary about the power of transformation through the eyes of nine trans-identifying Puerto Ricans. The film showcases the complexity of gender and the ways various forms expression, embodiment, and transition can constrain and enable one’s experience in society. At a historic moment for trans rights advocacy in Puerto Rico, Mala Mala pushes us to reflect on how policy students and public leaders can create a safe environment for gender-non-conforming and trans people.


Following the film screening, join us for a panel discussion about anti-discrimination policy, access to healthcare, and a variety of other trans inclusive policy issues. Panelists include:

  • Dan Sickles, Co-Director of Mala Mala
  • Antonio Santini, Co-Director of Mala Mala
  • Eunice Avilés, Clinical Psychologist (Puerto Rico), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Massachusetts), Gender Specialist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
  • Sara Reid, Trans Activist at AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
  • Julián Cancino, Co-founder at FAMILIA: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and Community Engagement Coordinator at GLAD



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weiner Auditorium (Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Building Ground Floor)

6:30 pm

Food and beverages provided

Free and open to the public


Read more about the award-winning film, Mala Mala:





Sponsored by:

Open Gate Foundation at the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus

Women And Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion at HKS

Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

LGBTQ Policy Journal at HKS

LGBTQ Caucus

Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

Latinx Caucus

Human Rights PIC

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