North West Regional Consent Summit

October 5-6, 2019

Norse Hall

111 NE 11th Ave

Portland Oregon

503-236-3401

 

To register or sponsor this event, go to: https://foundationofncsf.wildapricot.org/events/

 

The North West Consent Summit is bringing diverse communities together to reshape the meaning and practice of consent.

 

We will examine consent at the intersections of age, class, disability, gender, race, and sex. We will explore different definitions of consent, strategies to build cultures of consent, methods of teaching consent, and ideas for responding to and reconciling after consent incidents. 

 

We strive to contribute new ideas, evolution, and growth to the national dialogue regarding consent, and we seek solidarity, not conformity, in how we understand and engage in consent.

Consent is Necessary

Who do we hope will attend the summit and contribute to the reshaping of the meaning and practice of consent?

Activists, Recovery Communities, Alternative Sexuality Communities, Communities of Different Generations (all adults), Disability Communities, Survivors, Communities of People of Color, Ethnic and Cultural Communities, Sexual and Gender Minorities, Medical and Mental Health Professionals, Lawyers, Members of the Media, Military Personnel, Event Producers, Sex Workers, Academia and Campus Life.

 

Keynote Speakers will discuss The Importance of Consent and why it is critical in our Communities on Saturday and The Evolution of Consent over 40 years on Sunday.

Yes means yes

Panels and workshops include:

Basic Consent Learn and Meet

STARS (Communicating directly with partners beforehand Relationship, Avoids, Turn-ons, STI Status, Safer Sex Etiquette)

What is A Consent Incident or Violation?

Consent and Power

Consent Differences between Communities: Ethnic+Culture+Generational

Consent Differences between Communities: Sex Workers+BDSM+Poly+Swingers

Transformative Accountability Debate and Community Q&A

Managing Consent for Organizations

Engaging Awesome Boundaries (CE credits pending)

How to Teach Advanced Consent Concepts (CE credits pending)

Managing Consent in Neurodivergent Communities (CE credits pending)

How to Help People When their Consent is Violated (CE credits pending)

How to help People Who are Accused of a Consent Violation (CE credits pending)

 

Join us for this interactive consent event!

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Action Alert! Champagne Club Needs Your Help!

Good Morning Lifestyle Family!!

Upon talking with our attorneys this morning, they have advised us how members of our lifestyle community can help in a SIGNIFICANT way to sway votes for the upcoming proposed ordinance banning swingers’ clubs in the City of Fort Wayne.

Everyone has asked how they can help… THIS IS IT!! Please take a moment of your time to send an email or two or three to the Fort Wayne City Council. If you are worried about discretion, you do not have to use your personal email to do this. You can create an email solely for this purpose. It is IMPORTANT you send the email to ALL the City Council seats!! You can do this by copying and pasting your email to each one individually or by simply addressing your email to all of them at once.

Our attorneys have given us some basic talking points and they are listed below:

* Champagne is private with strict rules of admission
* Not a business open to the public
* You have the right to make your own private choices without government interference
* How you come into Fort Wayne solely for the Champagne Club
* How much money you spend at hotels, restaurants, shopping and Ubers while visiting
* You’ve never witnessed issues of any sort at Champagne

While these may be some general points to make, we want you to tell your story and give YOUR thoughts!! This is YOUR chance to speak and be heard!!

Here is the contact information for our City Council:

Russ Jehl: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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This MUST be done within the next day or two as the ordinance will be on the agenda Tuesday, August 6th. Many have already sent emails and they are actually receiving emails back, so our voices ARE BEING HEARD!!

While Champagne may not be your home club or even a club you have ever attended, this issue WILL eventually affect ALL clubs in ALL cities!! If there was ever a time to stand UNITED, THIS IS THE TIME!!

Thank you SO much!!

Melissa & Eric, Owners
Champagne Club
Fort Wayne, IN

#standtogether #yourbodyyourchoice #beheard

19 07 29

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Pubic Hair: Grooming, Sexual Signaling & What It All Means w/ Lyndsey Craig – Ep 96

Episode 96 of American Sex podcast is all about pubic hair. The societal messages we receive about our genital hair cause us a great deal of turmoil. Should we trim? Shave completely? Or let it grow free? What do our grooming preferences say about us and how do the people we’re intimate with feel about […]

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I'm the Polyamorist Next Door

The Gottman Institute

After enough time, the broken-shameful-chicken excrement feelings faded. There were still many hard lessons and uncomfortable brushes with my own jealousy and anxieties, as well as the jealousy and anxieties of others. More than once my insecurities ran the show—going cold when a partner went on a date with someone I perceived to be hotter, thinner, or smarter than me. I spent several years clawing at different romantic partners, insisting that they tell me I was their number one, the primary, the queen bee. I was convinced that having such a title would make me impervious to discomfort. (It didn’t.) I had to undergo many trials by fire in order to figure out how to actually speak honestly to someone I cared about. But even the frequency of these roadblocks decreased over time, settling into the most surprising feeling of all: normalcy.

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Willow Smith On Polyamory & Loving Both 'Men & Women Equally'

XO Nicole

“The pressure of monogamy can bring to light a number of insecurities that may have been previously hidden and cause you to resent the person you once fell so deeply in love with. Yesterday, on the latest episode of Red Table Talk,18-year-old Willow Smith kept it a buck about how she really feels about monogamy, and challenged us to see it differently.”

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