Workshops from an Anthropological and Sociological Perspective
CREATING SAFE(R) SPACES
What makes a space safe and how do we create spaces that are safe for people of all identities at all times? What’s the difference between acceptance and tolerance and how do you tell which is which? Come participate in an guided discussion about creating and managing safe, respectful, and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ people. We’ll talk about the do’s and don’ts for allies, how respect multiple and conflicting identities, and what it means to call your space a safe space.
Everyone’s got a horror story about their high school and middle school sex-ed classes, but what few people realize is that they’re not alone in feeling alienated, suffocated, or humiliated by these experiences. What we learn early in live sticks with us for better or worse. Come take the first step in un-learning sexual shame in this guided discussion about our previous sex-ed experiences and what they’ve taught us. Note: this is not a sex-education course; there will be no putting condoms on bananas.
Come explore what gender is like around the world in this whirl-wind overview. We’ll take a glance at the myriad of cultures, both past and present, who see gender differently than we might conceptualize it. Come ready to bend your mind around complex and radical concepts and make sure to fasten your seatbelt for this wild ride! Note: This is not a 101 course, attendees must have a good grasp of gender theory and terminology to attend.