September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

–We acknowledge this event takes place on the territories of the Lekwungen & WSANEC peoples, and that the ongoing colonization of these lands contributes disproportionately to sexualized violence against Indigenous communities.–

What do you get when you bring together a student, a sex educator, a pleasure activist, a researcher on gender and health, and the author of Dating Tips for the Feminist Man to talk about sex, relationships, and consent? Come find out with us during our annual Sexualized Violence Awareness Week keynote event.

Join us for an evening of discussion and performances addressing hookup culture, and how all relationships, even if they are short-term, need to incorporate respect, consent, and clear communication in order to ensure folks have fun, feel respected, and stay safe.

The evening will feature performances by local slam poets and a burlesque troupe, and will conclude with a panel on hookup culture and consent featuring Jennifer Gibson, an educator from Island Sexual Health (aka the “Sex Lady”), Nora Samaran, author of the viral article The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture, Melissa Aird, graduate student with the Indigenous Governance program, Nathan Lachowsky, a researcher focused on LGBTQ2S health and sexuality, and Michele Powell, a local pleasure activist.

Admission is free, and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Vertigo is wheelchair accessible, and contains a range of seating options. ASL interpretation will be provided. In respect to those who experience scent-related issues, please do not wear scented products to the event. If you have any accessibility concerns we haven’t addressed, please contact Serena at community@antiviolenceproject.org

This event is a partnership between the UVic Office of Student Life, the UVic Office of Equity and Human Rights, the Anti-Violence Project, and the University of Victoria Students’ Society.

If you have any general questions about the event, please contact: oslengage@uvic.ca