Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

The National Sex Ed Conference presents: Activism for Introverts

Many activists for Sexual Liberation are introverted, yet wish to be in the forefront of the fight for justice. Sometimes introversion blocks us from doing the best work we can. In this session we’ll present opportunities to discover, honor and implement strategies which nourish us and increase our potential to do meaningful justice work.

Presented by: Shadeen Francis, LMFT & Yoseñio V. Lewis

To attend this event, register for the National Sex Ed Conference here.

About the conference: The Center for Sex Education (CSE) has been hosting an annual Sex Ed Conference since 1985. What started as a one-day conference for New Jersey health educators has grown into the largest conference in the United States that is exclusively devoted to sexuality education. Participants attend from across the nation and many other parts of the world to network and learn best practices in sexuality education, addressing a spectrum of topics, audiences, and ages.

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Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

ConvergeCon Presents: Mind the Gap

Within our society, there exists a divide between a binary between emotion and logic. Society imposes this binary between the two and claims one represents intelligence and control where the other represents irrationality; while simultaneously devaluing emotion for its perceived proximity to femininity. As educators, we are charged with a task- we must approach teaching emotional intelligence in a way that meets people where they are, we must address the collective unlearning and healing necessary to foster emotionally intelligent people, and work to dismantle the binary set before us.

Hosted by: Alex Wilson and Shadeen Francis

Interested in learning more? Buy your tickets here.

About the event: Converge Con is a conference that originated with a desire to build sex positive communities, and start a dialogue around sexuality, relationships and activism. It is produced by the Vancouver Sex Positive Society.

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Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

ConvergeCon Presents: Beauty & Perspective

Social and personal definitions can effect everything from who we date, to how much we earn at a corporate job, to how a doctor will treat us when we'll ill. Those not seen as beautiful by those standards are all too often deemed non-sexual or second rate. And those who fit the standards are generally over-sexualized and have challenges being seen as a whole individual. We explore the challenges and strictures of beautism as it impacts self-expression across racial, ableist, sizeist and age divides and share personal experiences and insights from different perspectives.

Hosted by: Cathy Vartuli, Shadeen Francis, Jet Noire, and Irene Leonis

Interested in learning more? Buy your tickets here.

About the event: Converge Con is a conference that originated with a desire to build sex positive communities, and start a dialogue around sexuality, relationships and activism. It is produced by the Vancouver Sex Positive Society.

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Mar
30
4:30 PM16:30

ConvergeCon Presents: Trauma on the Road to Liberation

Sexual liberation is not just about feeling good - we carry pains and wounds in our bodies that need acknowledgment. What do we recognize as trauma? How does trauma keep us from showing up in spaces in the way we want to for the work we feel is needed? This session will explore the dynamic nature of trauma, unpack the risks of ignoring our traumas, and offer strategies for navigating trauma with intention to create real possibilities for collective healing.

Hosted by: Shadeen Francis

Interested in learning more? Buy your tickets here.

About the event: Converge Con is a conference that originated with a desire to build sex positive communities, and start a dialogue around sexuality, relationships and activism. It is produced by the Vancouver Sex Positive Society.

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Mar
30
12:30 PM12:30

ConvergeCon Presents: Finding Courage to Take Next Steps, Even if You're Scared

Too often we want to do things that would make our lives or the lives of others much better, yet fear stops us in our tracks, or derails us before we can get momentum. Whether we're doing something new at work or in business, or in the bedroom, going back to the status quo can see safer and much more reasonable. It’s easy to feel all alone and incapable of making meaningful changes.

Hosted by: Cathy Virtuli, Shadeen Francis, and Jet Noire.

Interested in learning more? Buy your tickets here.

About the event: Converge Con is a conference that originated with a desire to build sex positive communities, and start a dialogue around sexuality, relationships and activism. It is produced by the Vancouver Sex Positive Society.

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Psychotherapy Networker presents: The Millennial Forum

Millennials often get the reputation for being entitled, lacking curiosity, and being poor communicators - and these perceptions can influence the way individuals are received in the field. This forum is designed to give voice to an often misunderstood group of emerging and early-stage clinicians through community-based dialogue.

Hosted by: Alexandra Solomon, PhD & Shadeen Francis, LMFT

Sound like your cup of tea? Register through the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium here.

About the event: For 42 years, the Networker Symposium has been psychotherapy’s essential gathering, with 150 workshops, a faculty of over 100 of the field’s leading contributors, and 4,000 of its most creative and inquiring practitioners. Past speakers include Esther Perel, Brené Brown, and Malcolm Gladwell.

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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Creating Change presents: Activism for Introverts

Many activists for Sexual Liberation are introverted, yet wish to be in the forefront of the fight for justice. Sometimes introversion blocks us from doing the best work we can. In this session we’ll present opportunities to discover, honor and implement strategies which nourish us and increase our potential to do meaningful justice work.

Presented by: Shadeen Francis, LMFT & Yoseñio V. Lewis

Register for the 31st annual Creating Change conference here.

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

SEXx: An Independently Organized Sex Event

Postcolonial Pleasure: Reclaiming our Narrative for Sexual Liberation

Event Details: SEXx, inspired by TEDx, is a unique multi-day conference including nationally lauded keynote speakers, TEDx style presentations, workshops, art exhibit, dance parties, and live performances. Check out their website here.

2018 Theme: SEXTOPIA.

Get your tickets here.

 

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