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Religious Tradition & Sexual Violence: Moving from a framework of oppression to one of empowerment

August 3 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Sameera Qureshi, Sahar Pirzada

In light of sexual assault allegations in numerous Muslim communities, there is a dire need for open conversation about sexual abuse, in a way that empowers survivors to seek healing and justice. This session will explore the following questions: What is the role that faith tradition can play with promoting one's agency or compromising it? What are the unique challenges facing Muslim communities in reporting sexual assault? What does victim blaming look like in the Muslim community? How can we…

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Redefining Sexual Violence: A New Moral Framework

August 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Helena Klassen

The political climate and the reach of the #MeToo movement has made a variety of stories about sexual violence part of a broader public discourse. These stories show us both the patterns and the diversity of experiences of sexual violence. What do we believe to be true about sexual violence? And what does that truth mean for how we work towards sexual freedom? This workshop will provide a compassionate space to discuss these important topics.

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Kink, Trauma Transformation

August 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Samantha Manewitz LICSW CST

Drawing from research on effective trauma work and evidence based practices, this workshop dispels harmful myths about the intersections of kink and trauma, and examines not only how survivors can have a healthy relationship to BDSM, but also can find profound healing through kink.

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What’s next in sexual violence prevention after #metoo: toward a more holistic perspective

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

Presenters: Elliot Ruggles, Jennifer Pollitt

The #metoo movement evoked a contemporary worldwide conversation about a very old topic- sexual violence. As a community that values interdependence, we need a transformative approach emphasizing culture shift instead of an individualistic and punitive one. As sexuality educators, the facilitators will present a model for approaching anti-violence education that is holistic and inclusive and offer possibilities for the future through collaborative discourse. THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON WOODHULL'S FACEBOOK PAGE.  NO ONE IN THE AUDIENCE WILL BE…

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Centering the Narrative of TGNC Survivors: A Community Approach to Prevention & Intervention

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

Presenter: Paige Leigh Baker-Braxton

The transgender and gender-non-conforming (TGNC) community faces the highest rate of sexual violence. Moreover, TGNC survivors seeking medical/legal aid often experience discrimination and denial of care. Systems of oppression, rape culture, and transphobia create a narrative around sexual violence that excludes and erases TGNC survivors while perpetuating violence. This presentation will cover actionable steps to dismantle rape culture and shift the narrative of sexual violence to make visible the experience of TGNC survivors. Additional time will be spent reviewing intervention…

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Black Girls Deserve Better

August 4 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenter: Lashea Brown

It is school administrator's responsibility to ensure the safety of all students; however Black girls still remain more likely than their peers to experience sexual harassment publicly, in cafeterias, hallways and even classrooms without the support from school administration and law enforcement. Too frequently Black girls are punished for confronting their aggressors. Explore your role in challenging these norms and take away a toolkit to start shifting culture in your own schools, organizations, homes, etc.

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We Need More Than Yes; Marginalization and the Dangers of Performative Consent In BDSM Communities

August 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenters: Carlton/ MrBLK, Amy “Foxxy” Phillips

BDSM, kink, Leather and other sex-positive communities are a paradox. On one hand, these communities are based on the precepts of inclusion and fully informed consent. On the other hand, sex-positive communities can be misdirected by "performative consent" and marginalizing behaviors. This presentation will identify and challenge the dichotomy of this power imbalance and suggest restorative tools that address the issues faced by marginalized people in regards to consent. THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON WOODHULL'S FACEBOOK PAGE.  NO…

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