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Sexual Liberation? Living at the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender

August 16 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenter: Ignacio Rivera

This workshop will dissect the concept of sexual liberation, freedom and privilege— specifically how it interacts with race, class and gender. What does sexual liberation look like when we often witness a predominantly white, heterosexual, male-dominated, anti-trans culture? How do queers, poor people, transfolks, people of color and women get access to the privilege of desire and exploration? How does oppression show up in our bedrooms and between our legs? Join in this workshop as we walk through and dissect…

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Vicki Awards Luncheon

August 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Join us for the Vicki Sexual Freedom Awards luncheon on Saturday, where Woodhull Board Co-Chair and past Vicki recipient Carmen Vázquez will facilitate a conversation with 2019 honorees Nadine Smith and Kate Kendell. Nadine and Kate will be discussing their work, human rights, and strategies for a future where sexual freedom as a fundamental human right is the reality.

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Removing Criminal Penalties for Sex Work in D.C.

August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenter: David Grosso

In 2017 and again in 2019, Councilmember David Grosso had introduced legislation in the District of Columbia to remove criminal prohibitions on sex work. Councilmember Grosso will discuss these efforts to reform criminal laws and share lessons from a legislator’s perspective, including what makes effective advocacy and partnership between lawmakers and grassroots organizing campaigns. Participants will gain a better understanding of how momentum has built in D.C. for ending the criminalization of sex work and develop new insights into legislative…

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Sunday Roundtable

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Join us for a light breakfast on Sunday and to wrap up our 10th-anniversary Summit with a conversation about frameworks that include human rights in our future and continuing advocacy. Hear from some of the most experienced advocates in the United States, some of the most inspiring visionaries and add your voice to the conversation! A light breakfast will be served starting at 11:30 am with Woodhull Board Co-Chair Hardy Haberman sharing some lively inspiration to start the official program.…

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