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
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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.