CWTP@YORKU SEXWEEK 2012
The Centre for Women and Trans People at York is going to have its SEXWEEK 2012 - From SEPTEMBER 17-20th
@ The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University
322 The Student Centre
*Women and Trans people of all genders and abilities are welcome
*Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access needs and further information
*Snacks will be provided
MON 17, 12-2pm
Get Me Bodied: A Burlesque 101 Workshop,
Facilitated by: Masti Khor
Did you know that the can-can has revolutionary roots and was outlawed? That burlesque was used to mock the rich? That women and trans people continue to use burlesque as a means of empowerment? In this workshop, we'll learn about some of the radical histories of burlesque, focusing on burlesque performers of colour in North America. Learn a few sashays, shimmies and bump'n'grinds! Please wear or bring something that makes you feel sexy, whether that is stockings, a tie, silk gloves or jeans. Let's feel great in our fabulous bodies!
*Please note that there will be no stripping in this workshop. Sexy dancing is encouraged but you are welcome to participate as suits you.
MON 17, 3:30-6pm
HIV Stigma 101 - PASAN,
Facilitated by: Kyisha Williams
Why is HIV seen differently then cancer or other illnesses? Using lived experience and the context of incarceration/the legal system; This workshop will define and explore the complexities and personal/systemic impacts of stigma around HIV.
TUES 18, 12-2pm
Kink 101 - Come As You Are,
Facilitated by: Nina Choi
In this great intro workshop, Come As You Are worker-owner and workshop facilitator, Nina Choi, will discuss safety, safer sex, establishing boundaries, negotiating consent and beginning to explore fantasy for those interested in trying out some power-play (BDSM.) From bondage techniques to floggers, safe words and how to use pervertable everyday objects for your kinky fun, come join the discussion and discover the kink in you! This accessible workshop is for everyone, every gender, every sexual preference at every level to come and talk kink in a fun, light and informative way.
TUES 18, 4-6pm
Talking Dirty and Roleplay - Good For Her,
Facilitated by: Rebecca Rosenblat
If the 50 Shades phenomenon has taught us one thing, it’s that we find sexy dialogue and role plays to be enticing. So if you’ve always wondered how to communicate desire and fantasies in exciting ways, or set up role plays in safe and consensual ways, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn what to say, how to say it and how not to say it, to get what you want. If you can think it, you can ask for it; if you can ask for it, you can fulfill it – how else could a multi-billion dollar telephone sex industry survive, where the magic comes from the perfect use of the perfect words!
WED 19, 12-2pm
Consent is Sexy, Facilitated by: Arti Mehta, Volunteer and Peer Support Coordinator at CWTP@York
It's that awkward moment at the end of a first date and you're not sure if there's going to be a kiss. What do you you? Lean in for a kiss? Ask? Stand around awkwardly staring at the ground? Get consent! Even though we often feel great and respected when people get our consent, many of us still struggle with the fear of asking for permission to be sexual from people in different settings (e.g. a bar, your date, your partners). In this workshop, we'll learn practical skills for giving and receiving consent and recognizing yours and other's boundaries/autonomy.
Wed 19, 3-6pm
‘Expressing your Inner Sexual Spectrum’ With Colours and Paints, Facilitated by: Suede Dyment
Since role-changing and expectations of gender roles can be psychologically stressful, we are working here on "Healthy Self-Definition" as well as "Fluidity." Since role-changing
and expectations of gender roles can be psychologically stressful, we particularly want to emphasize a play element that integrates emotional maturity and safety at the same time.
Most importantly, if possible, we want the final pieces to convey a bit of a message as well as being simply an expression of feelings.
THURS 20, 11:30-1pm
Wanted: Disability Understood as Red Smoking Hot,
Facilitated by: Loree Erickson
Loree made the internationally awarded short video want. In want, she uses hot and sweaty moments of entanglement present in genderqueer-crip desire and an alternative model of personal care to offer a complex and sexy image of disability. This work also brings forward relationships between systems of oppression and everyday lived realities. Drawing on reactions to want, Loree will facilitate a discussion of any of the above topics as well as what possibilities occur through the production of disability, not only as desirable but, as red smoking hot!
THURS 20, 2-5pm
Sex for Survivors - Barbara Schlifer Clinic,
Facilitated By: Farrah Khan
In this compassionate, non-judgmental space you are invited to say yes to loving yourself. This anti oppressive and sex positive workshop for survivors of trauma will provide tools for strengthening self confidence, embracing desires and building intimacy. Together we will engage in activities that explore communicating boundaries, addressing triggers and being more conscious in our bodies. Resources will be provided at the end of the session.