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Magali Lerman

Pronouns: She/Them

Magali (she/they) combines her personal and community organizing experiences with formal education to provide high quality customized support to health and justice systems. Previously, Magali provided direct and in-direct services to people in the sex trade as Director of Outreach and Organizing at Prax(us) and people who use drugs as Development Director at the Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver, Colorado. She supported governmental drug user health infrastructure development as the Drug User Health Fellow with the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, and now works to provide holistic harm reduction solutions to social injustices through Reframe Health and Justice. Magali received her BA in Self Determination and Social Change from the Metropolitan University of Denver.

Fucking with Power Dynamics

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presenters: Kate D’Adamo, Shaan Lashun, Magali Lerman

What becomes of consent in sex positive spaces that effectively shun the ways in which some people fuck? In spaces where kink and sex exist there is often an abstinence model when it comes to the topics of drug use, commercial transactions, which make consent more tricky. The result is that negotiation, and therefore a more nuanced understanding of consent, often falls off the table.Such rules -- which often reflect a fear of litigation instead of an intentional -- shame…

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