Fem Sex Comm returns to the Bay Area
When I first heard about FemSex while a student at Brown University, I was skeptical. The Female Sexuality Workshop. I was from the Bay Area…issues of sexuality had been on my radar since elementary school. I didn’t need an entire workshop on sexuality. But then I noticed something in my peers who had participated in the workshop—a better ability to communicate, improved allyship within and across difference, and a sense of individual and community empowerment. I decided to take the workshop. It transformed my relationship to myself, to others, to systemic oppression, and to social change. The workshop was so impactful for me that I committed myself to bringing it out of a university setting and into the larger community.
In a few days, a community-based version of the workshop, FemSexComm, will launch its second season in Oakland and SF after a successful fall season at The Women’s Building in San Francisco. FemSexComm provides a safe space for exploration, encourages honest dialogue, and facilitates collective learning. It engages and grapples with the social forces that inform individual experiences, and seeks to build allyship.
The lens is female sexuality, and the scope is much deeper. The workshop uses a peer-to-peer learning model to ground exploration of issues from female health to pleasure to power/privilege to communication/consent in personal experience. Within the workshop, we connect systemic, structural issues of oppression with our lived experience. The workshop creates a safe space for discussion, dialogue, and collective learning. Together as a group, we co-create solutions, build solidarity among difference, and advocate for intentionality, agency, informed decision-making, and consent in all areas of life.
Social change starts with individual change and community empowerment. We believe that FemSexComm catalyzes that process. We hope that members of the Bay Area community will join us for an info session to learn more:
The Female Sexuality Workshop for the Community: Season 2 is happening this spring in San Francisco and Oakland!
FemSexComm provides a safe space for exploration, encourages honest dialogue, facilitates collective learning, and builds solidarity within a community.
Coming off of its successful launch in San Francisco last fall, the community-based FemSexComm workshop will continue to offer two sections this spring at 518 Valencia in the Mission District. We're also opening up a third section at Tech Liminal in downtown Oakland. The workshops run the weeks of February 6th through May 15th 2012 and meet once each week from 6-9pm on either Monday or Tuesday evening, depending on location.
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If you are interested in this transformative, 15-week workshop we’d love to tell you more:
(not mandatory but strongly encouraged. Info sessions are the best way to learn about the workshop and apply)
San Francisco Info Sessions
Monday, Jan 23rd and Tuesday, Jan 24th, 6:30-8:30PM
Oakland Info Session
Monday, Jan 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
268 14th St Oakland, California 94612
*FemSexComm charges a donation-based workshop fee which helps pay for materials for the 15-week workshop.
We want to be clear that absolutely no one will be turned away for lack of funds.*
Learn more at:
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