February 18, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:10 pm
Mike Giancola and Diana Lozoya strove to highlight some of the ways that ‘No’ as a spoken form of not wanting socially, physically or sexually intimate contact may be used to bring partners and partner groups closer together. This may contrast with discursive notions of ‘No’ as a sign of flat rejection, failure or distancing. How can ‘No’ be reclaimed, valued, heard and respected by both the people who give the ‘No’ as well as those who receive it?