Workshops

The Evolution of “The Talk”

What exactly is “the talk”? At what age do parents discuss this uncomfortable but imperative topic? In a time where sex education in public schools is almost eradicated, how are young people obtaining these vital tools? Where do younger children fit into the conversation of sex and who decides what sex is? Join in the controversial conversation about how the history of sex education or the decline of it, has debilitated us. Understand the power of COMPREHENSIVE sex education for children and youth as a tool of power and a mechanism to combat child sexual abuse.

 

Birds, Bees, Unicorns and Wolves: Teaching our queer and gender-variant children about sex to combat abuse 

At what age do parents discuss this uncomfortable but imperative topic? In a time where sex education in public schools is almost eradicated, how are young people obtaining these vital tools? What is age appropriate? How do we re-construct the social narrative on love, sex and relationships to our wonderfully unique (queer, trans and gender non-conforming) children? How do we engage with our children in their personal and social understanding of (acceptable) sex? Come together in understand the power of COMPREHENSIVE sex education for children and youth as a tool of power and a mechanism to combat child sexual abuse. Join this workshop if you have questions, want to share your sex-ed ideas or if you need support in the exciting, complicated but necessary tips on “the talk.”

 

Birds, Bees and Wolves: How to use The Talk as a tool to End Child Sexual Abuse

At what age do parents discuss this uncomfortable but imperative topic? In a time where sex education in public schools is almost eradicated, how are young people obtaining these vital tools? What is age appropriate? How do we re-construct the social narrative on love, sex and relationships to our children? How do we engage with our children in their personal and social understanding of (acceptable) sex? Come together in understand the power of COMPREHENSIVE sex education for children and youth as a tool of power and a mechanism to combat child sexual abuse. Join this workshop if you have questions, want to share your sex-ed ideas or if you need support in the exciting, complicated but necessary tips on “the talk.”

 

Sexy Survivor

Join us for a creative and interactive dialogue around survivors of sexual abuse and how they have navigated safe, empowering sexually healthy lives. It is also a forum for partners and allies of survivors to gain tools in supporting sexy survivors. All too often, sex is altered, damaged and or complicated for survivors of sexual abuse. It takes time, patience and trial and error to figure out what works for us. This workshop is not a therapy session but a more of skill and strategy share.  We hope to encourage success building and future dreaming dialogue as we all share stories and ideas of what has worked for sexy survivors.

 

…And Action! Expelling Shame and Conjuring healing

This workshop uses theater techniques, visualization and movement to tell our stories and create collective healing from child sexual abuse, sexual assault and trauma. Child sexual abuse/sexual violence affects everyone, especially people of color, LGBTQI folk, people with disabilities, immigrants, and those of marginalized class status (i.e., those who’ve lived in poverty, have experience with being homeless, unemployed,“unemployable,” or receiving public assistance.) We highly encourage everyone, especially those who belong to above groups, to participate.