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HIV Testing

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Alexandria’s “Getting to Zero” initiative pushes for universal HIV testing across Alexandria with the aim of achieving Zero Infections | Zero HIV Deaths | Zero Stigma. Everyone should know their status. #GetTested.

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Quiet Space

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Workshop (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2019

Elm

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Please be thoughtful of anyone else who might be in the quiet space. Observe the NO SCENT policy for this room, please! And please, silence your cellphone.

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Creators’ Lounge SPONSORED BY b-VIBE

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Join our sponsor b-Vibe all day Saturday in the Creators' Lounge for surprises, prizes, great conversation, comfy seating and ....well, you'll just have to show up and see for yourself.

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Vicki Awards Luncheon

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

Presenters: Carmen Vázquez, Kate Kendell, Nadine Smith

Join us for the presentation of the Vicki Sexual Freedom Awards at a 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 2020 and a future where sexual freedom as a fundamental human right is the reality. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Menu for the luncheon buffet: Mixed Green Salad w/Balsamic, Ranch, and Oil &…

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The Crisis is Now: How You Can Make a Difference in the Fight for Global Health & Rights

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

Presenters: Bergen Cooper, Erin Kilbride

The reproductive and sexual rights and health of people worldwide is in peril.  But you can help address this crisis, here’s how: In December, The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), in partnership with the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University, created the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Index: Grading U.S. Global Health Assistance. This first‐of­‐its‐kind index critically assesses the U.S. government’s work on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in global health assistance and holds it accountable…

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Sex Education as a Radical Tool for Criminal Justice Reform

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

Presenters: Jennifer L. Pollitt, PhD, Richard A. Shore, Esq.

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to re-imagine sexuality education as one of the most important tools in revolutionizing our criminal-legal system in the fight towards sexual freedom, equality and transformational justice. We know that comprehensive sex ed is so much more than just public health initiatives, visibility for LGBTQ2SIA communities and teaching about pleasure. When done well, sex ed deconstructs privilege and power, engenders sexual and erotic agency, reduces shame and creates space for accountability, empathy and compassion. These…

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Black Sexual Epistemology as a Tool For Sexual Healing and Liberation

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

Presenter: Tracie Q. Gilbert, PHD

What role does race play in the contemporary lived experience of sexuality among African Americans? Strong evidence suggests that race matters; however, very little effort has been devoted toward understanding how and why. African American sexuality been persistently problematized within sexological literature as well, both in theory and intervention development. Combined with the historical and contemporary sociosexual treatment of racialized people in the United States, African Americans are arguably under a persistent experience of anti-Blackness, which has been linked to…

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The Future of Medicaid & Why It Matters to Women and LGBTQ People of Color

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

Presenters: Nina Esperanza Serrianne, Natasha Chabria, Mariah Alaina Lindsay

Medicaid is the largest source of public health insurance, covering sexual health, reproductive health, and other vital health services for many individuals with low incomes, including a disproportionate share of LGBTQ individuals, women of color, persons with disabilities, and single parents. Yet states have proposed, and the Department of Health and Human Services has approved, demonstration projects that undermine the Medicaid program and punish, stigmatize, and harm individuals enrolled in Medicaid. For example, many of these demonstration projects include "work…

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Getting It on With God: Reclaiming Sacred Sexuality from the Wilderness

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

Presenters: Ellen Willert, M.Div., Nina Hartley

In this workshop we will explore and break down some of the barriers to pleasure that have their roots in religious or spiritual shame. Utilizing the religious metaphor of the wilderness journey, we will explore ways to reclaim parts of ourselves that have been cast out and discover the ways that reuniting all parts of ourselves moves us closer to the divine. We will provide participants with practical strategies for bringing their spiritual selves into sexual spaces and their sexual…

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Partners in Crime: The Criminalization of Communities and Communication Via Prostitution Law

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

Presenter: Savannah Sly

By definition, criminalization is "The action of turning someone into a criminal by making their activities illegal". In this presentation, we'll examine how individuals in the sex trade are driven to dangerous isolation by laws that criminalize not only their work, but their connections with other humans. We'll consider what roles sex workers serve in their families and communities, and how these basic networks are impacted by the criminalization of prostitution. This presentation will include brief overviews of other historic…

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