Catalyst Art & Cultural Space



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Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 6:30-8pm
Think you know everything there is to know about consent? Think again. It's a lot more than a simple yes, and certainly more than the absence of a no. Even if you have experience negotiating and stating your needs and boundaries a lot of subtleties can go unexplored. Some of our earliest memories include enduring unwanted touch; from hugs and pats on the head to pinches on the cheek and kisses from relatives, we're trained to accept touch to be polite. That's a lot of baggage to unpack. This class isn't the lecture you're expecting. Sure, you'll learn some facts and statistics but you'll also have a chance to share your own experiences. Not only that, you'll have the option to get up out of your seats to participate in (fully-clothed) exercises to help you learn what embodied consent feels like. When our partners are completely comfortable knowing that we won't cross lines, when we find our inner 'yes,' that's when the really hot stuff can begin. Because consent isn't just about asking for permission from others, it's also about being in consent with yourself. This class will help you figure out what you want and how to ask for it. Attend solo or with a friend or partner. All genders and orientations welcome. As a bonus, Spartacus is providing awesome goodie bags as door prizes - don't miss out! Tickets are $15 and buying in advance is strongly suggested: