Community unites through peer-based sex education, teach-ins at Tivoli Student Union

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Contact:

Rebecca Crane
KinkForAll Denver unorganizer
(303) 817-6530
rebeccacrane@gmail.com

Community unites through peer-based sex education, teach-ins at Tivoli Student Union

Denver, CO – February 2, 2012 – A full day conference featuring teach-ins, presentations, and discussions about sexuality and its intersection with the rest of life will be hosted on February 25 at the Tivoli Student Union. Organizers cite the peer-based education format as a key method to empowering individuals, helping participants learn on their own and share their knowledge with interested neighbors. The conference, called KinkForAll Denver, is a collaboration with a growing group of sexual freedom and education advocates spanning the nation.

“What excites me most about KinkForAll is the idea that everyone has valuable skills and ideas to share. We’re all experts on our own experiences,” said conference organizer Rebecca Crane. Past KinkForAll events featured sessions led by professionals and accredited sex educators, but also by students, amateur craft-makers, and even teens. Youth explained challenges in setting up Gay-Straight Alliances at schools, and other participants discussed topics ranging from gender identity to religion, personal coming out stories, writing about sex, sexuality and technology, and more. Many sessions are video recorded and made available online for free, helping to reform sex and relationships education with a grass-roots, citizen-driven movement. “Denver’s communities have a lot of unique knowledge to contribute to the growing national conversation about sexual freedom and relationship choice,” Crane said.

The innovative conference format gives each participant 20 minutes in which to facilitate a discussion, give a presentation, or lead a session on any topic related to sexuality. Everyone who attends is encouraged to present in whatever form they find most inspiring or comfortable. Anyone interested can learn more at http://wiki.KinkForAll.org/KinkForAll and sign up to participate at http://wiki.kinkforall.org/KinkForAllDenver.

Contact:

Rebecca Crane
KinkForAll Denver unorganizer
(303) 817-6530
rebeccacrane@gmail.com
http://kinkforall.org/?author=27

For additional information, contact:

Meitar Moscovitz
KinkForAll founder
(323) 963-4827
bitetheappleback+kinkforall@gmail.com
http://kinkforall.org/?author=2

An innovative conference to empower a citizen-driven reform of sexuality education, KinkForAll Denver, will be held on the Auraria Campus at the Tivoli Student Union on February 25, 2012. The event is free, open to the public, and strongly stresses education and sexual freedom over eroticization. Anyone with the desire to learn or with something to contribute is welcome and invited to participate.

About KinkForAll

KinkForAll is an ad-hoc unconference about sexuality for anyone and everyone, drawing participants from an astounding range of both sexuality-related and other communities. Anyone with the desire to learn in an open environment or with something to contribute is welcome and invited to participate. KinkForAll is a 100% free event that is open to the public.

KinkForAll is a fast-paced event with discussions, presentations, and interaction from all participants. There are no spectators, only participants. To attend, you must give a presentation or otherwise help out. KinkForAll events aim to support participants face-to-face and to create shared knowledge with lasting benefit to humanity. KinkForAll is inspired by and based upon the BarCamp community and unconference model.

http://wiki.KinkForAll.org

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About Rebecca
Rebecca Crane is a social justice advocate, professional sociologist, and Antarctic janitor. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2004 with a degree in Sociology and Philosophy and currently splits her time between evaluating math and science education initiatives and trying to save the world. She is excited about helping make KinkForAll happen in Denver! Rebecca's very infrequently updated blog can be found at: FrozenFoxTale: Adventures in the Very Deep South

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