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Let’s Talk About Sex: The Power of the Erotic

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Monica Raye Simpson, Jalessah Jackson, Ash Williams, Omisade Burney-Scott

Join SisterSong, our 2018 Summit partner, for an all-day experience talking about The Power of the Erotic.During the Fourth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Audre Lorde delivered her groundbreaking essay entitled, “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” in which she poetically writes, “Recognizing the power of the erotic within our lives can give us the energy to pursue genuine change within our world, rather than merely settling for a shift of characters in the same weary…

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Welcome to Woodhull Super Chill Mixer

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenters: Carlton/ MrBLK, Amy “Foxxy” Phillips

Start your long weekend with the Welcome to Woodhull Super Chill Mixer, hosted by Foxxy and MrBLK of the Black Pomegranate! Part, meetup, part networking event, Welcome to Woodhull is an opportunity to connect with friends, colleagues and industry professionals in a relaxed environment. Enjoy a cash bar, snacks, activities and a chance to check out some of the latest innovations the industry has to offer. Are you new to SFS18 (or conferences in general)? Join us for the mixer’s…

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Love After War – Preview and Panel Discussion

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Presenters: Dr. Mitchell Tepper, Dr. Mark Schoen

This special #SFS18 screening of Love After War offers select interview segments of wounded veterans and their partners* focusing in on the range of intimacy issues experienced. The disabilities represented include: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple limb loss, genital injuries, second and third-degree burns, hearing loss, vision loss, anxiety, and depression. For two of the women that served, their disabilities were secondary to military sexual trauma. All these couples have exhibited…

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Breakfast Bar

August 3 @ 7:00 am - August 4 @ 8:30 pm


Join us Friday and Saturday mornings for coffee, juice, oatmeal and all the fixings.

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Dismantling Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Sexual Self-determination for Young People

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Denicia Sam Cadena, Kat Sanchez

It's common to hear that teen parents "cost taxpayers a lot of money," or that they "have ruined their lives"; yet these statements are part of teen pregnancy prevention models built on inaccurate information. Young people need high-quality reproductive health information and access to services to make real decisions about their bodies and lives—just not on the premise of preventing teen pregnancy. This interactive workshop will explore myths commonly associated with teen pregnancy.

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No Daddies, No Masters: D/s and Power Play as Anarchist and Access Intimacy

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Andy Izenson, Aida Manduley, MSW, Roo Khan, Kate D’Adamo

When property is theft, how can a person be property? This panel will examine BDSM power dynamics through the lens of anarchist theory and recontextualize intentional power play as a powerful tool for mutual aid, access intimacy, and the subversion of nonconsensual systemic power structures. A panel of queer practitioners of anarchist politics and intentional power play will discuss the theory and practice of reconciling anti-authoritarian politics with authoritarian relationships, the ways in which D/s can be an expression of…

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The War on Drugs is a War on Women: Fighting the effects of the Prison Industrial Complex

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenter: Tanagra Maria Melgarejo Pulido

The goal of this workshop is to introduce a harm reduction framework that will allow organizations and individuals to address from an empowerment/participatory stance the negative and toxic effects of the War on Drug on women of color.

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Teaching skills for marginalized educators

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenter: Ruti Regan

What do we do when it *is* our job to educate someone? What works well, what doesn't, and how do we protect ourselves as marginalized educators? How do we prevent derails without silencing marginalized students? In this interactive session, Ruti will share experiences with teaching disability as a disabled educator, and present practical strategies for teaching, learning, and self-care. The presentation will start with an experiential example and conclude with analysis.

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Pleasure, play, power…and public health?

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Veronica Urquilla, MSW, Andrea Augustine, MPH, Briyana Stevens

Is it possible to promote public health and great sex? We think so and are committed to it. From promoting pleasure, mail-order condoms and extra wet lube, vibrators as giveaways, and racy ads to get people talking, we are not holding back. Come talk about pushing boundaries beyond prevention in a public health setting and developing safe spaces for youth, adults, and providers to have conversations they never thought they could.

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New Strategies for Expanding Abortion Access in the USA – Challenges and Opportunities

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Susan Yanow, Jamila Perritt MD MPH FACOG

Activism around self-managed abortion occurs at the intersection of harm reduction, human rights, feminism, community activism and social justice. Expanded access to medications that can induce abortions, elimination of harmful and unjust laws and policies regarding the prosecution of those who chose to manage their own abortion and support from advocates and activists help address intersecting oppressions that impact individuals who are most likely to choose self-management of their own abortion.

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