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Consent Culture Training Part 1

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*** We acknowledge this workshop is taking place on the traditional and unceded territories of the K'omoks Nation. ***

This workshop is being specifically offered for members of the Dance Temple community in the Comox Valley, however all are welcome to attend.

Are you looking for tools to improve your interactions and relationships with others? Would you like to learn more about how to talk to people about Consent and Consent Culture?


Consent culture is defined as one in which consent—and respect for individual autonomy— is considered paramount. But what would that look like? How do we go about creating a culture of individuality within the context of a nurturing community?

In this workshop we will examine:

- What is 'Consent" and what gets in the way of consensual interactions?
- What is meant by "Rape Culture" and "Dominance Culture"?
- What might a Consent Culture look like?
- How can we each get better at role modelling consent ourselves?
- Examples of consensual communication and skills you can put into practice immediately!

This workshop aims to dive into a deeper understanding of consent culture; explore some of the more subtle ways that current cultural norms detract from it; and collectively brainstorm how each of us can work consent into our daily lives.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
Open to ages 18+
Payment is on a by-donation basis, suggested donation $20-$40.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Mel Cassidy is a relationship coach and sex-positive nerd who guides social misfits and cultural rebels to experiences of joyful, embodied, authentic open relationships.

Mel is certified in Counselling for Intimacy and Relationships, Holistic Peer Counselling, and is a ZEGG Forum facilitator. They are a student of the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sexology, and pursue education focused on trauma-informed approaches to the mind-body relationship.

With over two decades of experience teaching and facilitating in groups small and large, Mel has a reputation for innovation, novelty, and both thinking and living outside the box.

Mel is queer, and experiences relationships as a solo polyamorous individual, and lives, loves, and dances on the traditional and unceded territories of the K'ómoks Nation in British Columbia, Canada.





WHO ARE THE CONSENT CREW?

Our Mission is to empower individuals to connect fearlessly, through supporting cultures of open communication and consensual interactions.

We believe that a world where Consent is the basic foundation of every interaction is possible, and that such a world would provide more freedom, autonomy, and respect for all people, of all genders, race, orientation, age, and socio-economic status.

We host workshops, produce training materials, consult with event organisers globally, and have a growing team of trained and dedicated volunteers, our ‘Consent Ambassadors’.

We aim to:

Engage, educate and inform about Consent Culture in fun and playful ways.
Empower individuals with language around communication about expressing what they want, don’t want, or maybe need to think about more.
Encourage people to have conversations where it is okay to say No.
Encourage people to hear a No and respect it.


We do this by:

Creating, hosting and facilitating workshops on Consent and Consent Culture, to spread awareness and models of consensual communication.
Bringing our team of Consent Ambassadors to events to generate awareness about Consent.
Engaging in Community Outreach to event organizers and businesses to work on ways to improve Consent practices.
Training ambassadors to spread awareness and models of consensual communication.
Facilitating online and in person discussion groups on Consent Culture.

Check us out at www.theconsentcrew.org

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