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7th-Apr-2010 10:08 pm
Social Change
The schedule of the Dismantling Rape Culture Conference at UVM next week, with me bolding the things I'm more interested in.

9:30-11:00 AM Workshop session #1

* Boxed In: How victim blame keeps offenders free
* Stop Porn Culture's "Who wants to be a porn star? Sex and violence in today's pornography industry"
* Informed Strategies for working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) Trauma Victims. Is your organization and services LGBTQQ inclusive?
* Making SafeArt!~Trauma-Informed Creative Expression
* Meeting the Needs of Rural Survivors: What Really Works

11:00-11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM-12:45 PM Workshop Session #2

* Perpetrators are Predators: What Research Tells Us About Perpetration Patterns
* Stop Porn Culture's "Who wants to be a porn star? Sex and violence in today's pornography industry."
* A Survivor's Panel
* Why Are More Men Not Involved in the Movement to End Men's Violence Against Women and Can We Change That?
* African-American Women and Rape/Sexual Assault: Working at the Crossroads in a Rape Culture

12:45-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM Workshop Session #3

* A Call to Action: Addressing misogyny, sexism and homophobia among queer men
* A Passport to Safer Travel: One Survivor's Story
* "Until the Violence Stops" - Film Viewing and Discussion
* TENTATIVE Clery Act Mandatory Reporting Panel
* TENTATIVE Creating Culture Change through Art and Graphic Design

Decisions. I has them. I'm sketchy on the "why aren't men involved?" thing just because I dislike this being framed as a men vs. women thing; I'm not interested in the porn panels because if they are Against All Porn Ever, well, I don't think porn = rape, so that's just not my topic.

Most of what I'm most interested in is in session #2. Why are they not repeating any of those, and instead we have two rounds of "porn is evil"? No fair! I demand that the world adjust itself to my interests!
8th-Apr-2010 02:22 am (UTC)
I agree, need more LGBT+ work.
8th-Apr-2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Being male, I'm inclined to go to the Why Are More Men Not Involved workshop.

And the culture change one is what really inspires me for the afternoon session.
8th-Apr-2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I registered last night, now that I know I'm able to go with you.

And rumor has it that UVM does have some g-free dining options. I'll look more into it.
8th-Apr-2010 11:49 am (UTC)
Off topic, but this reminded me. Someone on one of my Fetlife groups was interested in finding, or if it doesn't exist, starting, a group for kinky survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse. Do you know of any resources I should pass along?
25th-Apr-2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not aware of one, but I'd love to be part of one!
8th-Apr-2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. If you go to the "Creating Culture Change Through Art and Design" session, I want to know all about it, every word!
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