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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 Open Photo Project – photography, audio & text to share lives of the consensually non-monogamous

August 3 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenter: Erika Kapin

Erika Kapin presents a screening of her ongoing work, The Open Photo Project. This multi-media screening will run approximately 45mins, feature a slideshow of photographs from a diverse variety of people in consensually non-monogamous relationships along with audio and text excerpts of them speaking about their relationships. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session and group discussion around art as a means of reducing stigma and creating social change.

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Gender-affirming Pregnancy Testing and Options Counseling

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

Presenters: Liz Thompson, Amy Nicole Miller

This session provides guidelines for the facilitation of pregnancy testing and options counseling using gender affirming and reproductive justice frameworks. It aims to deconstruct historically gendered language for anatomy, conception, and parenting and provides guidelines for offering and providing a pregnancy test and facilitating options counseling in a way that affirms an individual's gender and family planning desires.

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Living Our Values to Create Healthy, Sustainable Movements for Freedom and Justice

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

Presenters: Morgan Meneses-Sheets, Ash Williams, Amber Garcia, Anduwyn Williams

Our work is grounded in the idea that we should be able to define ourselves, create our relationships and find a place in our communities with dignity, but when we look at how we run organizations and treat each other, we are not living up to our values of fairness and justice. We will facilitate a conversation to share experiences, discuss programs making a difference and develop ideas about how to cultivate a healthier and more sustainable movement.

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Queering Reproductive Justice 101

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

Presenter: Candace Bond-Theriault

Bodily autonomy and sexual freedom are central tenets in both LGBTQ and reproductive justice movements. So why do these movements so often operate outside of each other? Candace Bond-Theriault from the National LGBTQ Task Force will discuss ways to "queer RJ" to make a more inclusive and effective movement.

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Non-Monogamy and Privilege: Sustaining Healthy Relationships within a Social Justice Framework

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

Presenter: Andre Shakti

Whether we want to admit it or not, the very ability to practice non-monogamy is a privilege, significantly impacted by socio-economic class. Despite what society would have us believe, we are neither more or less deserving of love and intimacy based on our financial capital. This concept alone can feel impossible to unlearn within a monogamous relationship structure; now, consider individuals who participate in alternative relationship structures that contain three or more individuals. Throughout this course we'll first unpack challenges…

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Recognizing, Elevating and Validating Grassroots Educators

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

Presenters: Camille J. Interligi, PsyD, Alecia Ott, Zoe Ligon

Sexual freedom can only be achieved when everyone’s experiences are valued. Thus, sex education can only be truly inclusive when all individuals’ knowledge is perceived as valid. Operating from the assumption that everyone can be a peer/grassroots sex educator, our workshop focuses on subverting the current paradigm that only “professionals” or those in academia have something of value to share or teach. No letters after your name? No problem! Through group activities and guided discussion, we aim for participants to…

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Free the Pill: Making a birth control pill available over the counter that is accessible to all

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

Presenters: Mary Durden, Alexandra Wollum

The Free the Pill campaign strives to make a birth control pill available over the counter (OTC) in the US that is low cost, covered by insurance, and accessible to people of all ages. We will discuss our work to make birth control easier to access, especially for those who have a harder time getting birth control. Attendees will contribute to strategies that speak to how their own communities could benefit from OTC access.

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What They Forgot to Mention: QPOC Fertility & Ungendering Family Planning

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

Presenter: Jeanae Hopgood-Jones, PhD(c), MFT, M.Ed

Too often queer people of color (QPOC) are left out of the discussions about fertility and family planning. The sometimes is no box to check to acknowledge the relationship and the melaninated nature of the couple is a lonely reminder of their absence in white-cis-het spaces. Let's talk about what goes unmentioned, what is assumed and ways we can all work to ungender our language and welcome QPOC families into the family creation process.

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