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The Color of Choice: Working at the Intersections of Racial and Reproductive Justice

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presenters: Gabby Santos, Tandra La Grone, Monica Ray Simpson, Loretta J. Ross, Carmen Vázquez

Woodhull Freedom Foundation, Sister Song and In Our Own Voices, Inc., invite you to participate in “The Color of Choice: Working at the Intersections of Racial and Reproductive Justice,” a full-day Institute during the 2017 Sexual Freedom Summit. The goal of the Institute is to prepare participants to be strong leaders who can elevate their lived experiences to change community norms and policies that dictate the choices available to historically marginalized communities, particularly women of color. Participants will be equipped…

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Digital Creators’ Meet ‘n’ Greet

August 3 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presenters: Dangerous Lilly, Red Hot Suz

Bloggers Dangerous Lilly and Red Hot Suz have teamed up to bring all sexuality-related digital creators together on opening night with a casual Meet n’ Greet. The Meet n’ Greet will allow creators to connect and mingle with each other, and industry representatives. The event will be based around a skill share, where creators will learn media related skills through a handful of mini presentations. The presentations will be run by fellow digital influencers, focusing on various areas of building…

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Sex Geek Salon Hosted by JoEllen Notte!

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presenter: JoEllen Notte

The Summit can be very exciting- so much to see, do, and learn, so many fabulous people, so much to talk about. It can also be incredibly overwhelming- for all the same reasons! Because opening night events can sometimes seem particularly daunting, full of excitement and new faces, we know some folks find hiding out in their rooms preferable- JoEllen Notte is usually one of those people! That's why she teamed up with us to kick off the Summit weekend…

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MOVIE NIGHT: “Trapped” followed by Q&A with Dr. Willie Parker

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Willie J. Parker

It's MOVIE NIGHT with an activist twist! Join us for a special screening of "Trapped", by Dawn Porter, followed by Q&A with Dr. Willie J. Parker. "WHAT REMAINS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE? U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable…

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Sex and the Constitution (Keynote)

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenter: Geoffrey R. Stone

In his new book Sex and the Constitution, which has been praised as "a treasure-house of philosophical brilliance and legal and historical insight – not to mention erotic delights!," the legal scholar Geoffrey Stone explores the historical evolutions of religious, social, and legal approaches to sex and the role American constitutional law has played in contemporary debates over all manner of sexual mores: obscenity, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality. These issues have been at the core of what Stone deems a…

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Defusing the Power of Toxic Religion for Sexual Advocacy

August 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenters: Rachel Keller, LGSW, MEd, Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale, Rev. Lacette Cross

This workshop is for those whose personal life experiences include sexually traumatic events or those who are negatively impacted by repressive Christian teachings. Facilitated by a trained therapist and sex-positive Christian pastors, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to do the personal work of identifying the source of destructive narratives, reworking them in a new framework, and experiencing group rituals to use for one's own healing or with others.

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The Revolution Will Be Drawn At Random: Leveraging Contests and Social Media To Raise Awareness

August 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenters: Cathy Vartuli, Reid Mihalko

Contests can create free-publicity, goodwill, and win-wins for organizations with overlapping missions. For example, tickets for Hamilton being raffled off to those who donate to Planned Parenthood. We'll teach how to set contests up in an easy to run manner, and give suggestions on how to make them win-win for your business/organization and whoever your contest will support, WHILE we run a Facebook Live contest for Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit.

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There Are No Stupid Questions, Just Stupid Places to Ask: Navigating Privilege at Conferences 101

August 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenters: Heather Elizabeth, Kyra Raath, Lauren Van Camp

Even with best intention, managing privilege is a skill that requires development. This session discusses how we can learn, participate, and develop allyship without derailing what's happening around us. Focusing especially on race and white fragility, while also touching on gender, sexuality, class; we'll talk about how to engage (and not), sitting with discomfort, and the practicalities of self-educating. Explicit time will be made for asking 101 questions in a non-judgmental space.

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The Making of a SEXx Baby: Creating a Sex-Positive Collective

August 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenters: Dr. Timaree Schmit, Katelyn Regan

The Making of a SEXx Baby is a fully interactive workshop that will highlight the Philadelphia SEXx collective and inspire participants to birth their own sex-positive collectives in their communities. SEXx began in 2014 and is comprised of queer, sex-positive community activists, artists, professors, and performers. It inspires dialogue and frank conversations to help communities heal from oppressive sex-negativity, celebrate sexuality, combat stigma, and embrace body positivity.

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Sex Work, Human Trafficking and the Void Between

August 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenter: Laura LeMoon

Sex worker's rights activists and anti-trafficking activists are both caught in a binary system that posits one against the other. Unfortunately, people with complex identities are left out from both of these camps in the efforts that these movements make to distinguish one from the other. In order for modern sex workers rights activism to be truly inclusive, it needs to acknowledge the experiences that may not fit within it's narrow box. For anti-trafficking activists to truly help survivors, they…

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