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The Three Rs: Recognize, Realize, and Reconciliation

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Presenters: Jen Deerinwater, Cedar Woman/Lorraine Clements (Anishanaabe Ojibwe Ogichida (Bear Clan)), Joye Braun (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Valerie Proctor (Cedarville band of Piscataway Indians), Vanessa Bolin (Saponi, Tsalagi, Chahta)

From the first contact with the European invaders Indigenous reproductive systems, matrilineal, and multi-gendered ways have been systematically attacked with attempts to dismantle our traditions through over 500 years of on-going genocide.  As a result, Indigenous people continue to face erasure, misclassification, and violence often unbeknownst to the non-Native people living on our lands. It’s crucial for Indigenous people to be recognized and honored if we are ever able to have reproductive justice and sexual freedom. Our day-long institute covers…

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Justice and Change: A Sex Worker Institute

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This day-long institute on the Thursday of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit will focus on the building blocks of social justice organizing: facilitation, organizing across differences and confronting privilege, political advocacy, decriminalization and decarceration, and coalition building. Participants will engage with a variety of trainers and materials throughout the day that will help to prepare them to continue to fight harmful legislation and to better build community. This institute is hosted by SWOP-USA and is open only to current and…

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Transformative Justice: An Introduction

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mia Mingus

THIS INSTITUTE IS CAPPED AT 125 PARTICIPANTS. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. How do we respond to violence within our own communities without relying on the police, prisons or other state systems in a way that helps us build the world we long for? Transformative justice (TJ) is a political framework and approach for responding to violence, harm and abuse. TJ is an abolitionist framework and at its most basic, TJ seeks to respond to violence without creating more violence.   This…

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Content Creators Showcase, Sponsored by Dr Elizabeth Anne Wood

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Submissions are open! More information coming soon!

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Understanding Personal Lubricants

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

Presenter: Aly Geisler

This workshop is meant to expand beyond the current base-line understanding of personal lubricants, as researched and presented by an educator working in a health and education based sex store. There is a trend for sex educators to encourage lubricant use for all as a means to reduce shame, enhance the sexual experience, and promote sexual wellness. This prompt often leaves out crucial nuances regarding the possible sexual health implications of the most common personal lubricants. Recommendations to use boutique…

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From the Streets to the Screen- Sex Work and Activism

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

More Fats, More Fems: Body Confidence in the Bedroom

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

Presenter: Carly S.

Despite common tropes about desexualized fat characters and how bigger people are portrayed in the media, people of size have sex too! And it has the potential to be really really good sex. But it does come with its own share of complications. I'll share my tips for protecting yourself from societal negativity, and how to be the most confident person you can be! we will also go over consent, vocab, positions, products, hacks and all the best ways to…

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Increasing Sexual Freedom and Rights: How Sex Work Legislation Decreases Violence and Exploitation

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

Presenter: Jill McCracken, PhD

This session presents a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project in consultation with the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective. Having decriminalized prostitution in 2003 as a result of the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA), New Zealand is the only country in the world to have decriminalized prostitution, and is therefore an ideal location to learn how this legislative model impacts sexual freedom, human rights, and violence and exploitation in the sex industry. The workshop begins with overview of the different models used to…

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Gender euphoria as a diagnostic and treatment tool

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

Presenter: Andrew Triska

As professionals who work with trans/gender variant clients (or who want to work with such clients), we are generally familiar with the DSM-V diagnosis of gender dysphoria and the WPATH guidelines and the history of (and controversies surrounding) these guidelines. However, clinicians are typically taught to view the trans/gender variant experience in terms of distress, using words like "discomfort" or "unease" to characterize clients' experiences with their assigned gender. While many of our clients' experiences match these descriptors, some --…

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