Free public sexuality education conference comes to Washington, D.C. area High School

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Contact:
Meitar Moscovitz
KinkForAll co-founder
(323) 963-4827
bitetheappleback+kinkforall@gmail.com

Free public sexuality education conference comes to Washington, D.C. area High School

October 15, 2009 – On November 21st, the fourth in a series of not-for-profit educational sexuality conferences will be held in Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School. The event is free and open to the public, and organized by a leaderless group of sexuality and civil rights advocates spanning the nation. The conference aims to democratize the dissemination of sexuality information and to empower individuals to learn on their own and share their knowledge with interested neighbors and peers.

The conference, called KinkForAll Washington DC, has attracted respected experts in the fields of social media, education, and political activism. Equal rights advocate Audacia Ray has called KinkForAll the perfect event to go to in order to learn about sexuality in a loosely structured environment.* Time Out New York calls its resources detailed and fast-building.** Conversio Virium, New York City’s student BDSM education group, calls it a sexuality event like no other ever seen and describes a full day of free interactive presentations and discussions about all things sexuality-related.***

Information shared at prior events have been made freely available online and have attracted thousands of viewers over several months. KinkForAll Washington DC comes after 3 successful KinkForAll conferences in New York City and Boston, held in LGBT community centers and Universities. Prior events have featured sessions on sexually transmitted infections, leather community leadership, body movement, gender and linguistic theory, polyamory, technology, food, and many other topics.

The loose and collaborative organizational style opens every aspect of the conference series’ activities, from email communications to financial transactions, to the public. The innovative conference format gives participants 20 minutes each in which to facilitate a discussion, give a presentation, or lead a session on any topic related to sexuality. Anyone interested is welcome to indicate their participation by editing the web page at http://wiki.kinkforall.org/KinkForAllWashingtonDC and can learn more at http://wiki.KinkForAll.org/KinkForAll.

This activity is not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by Montgomery County Public Schools or Montgomery County Government.

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

* http://www.wakingvixen.com/blog/2009/03/06/sunday-kink-for-all-unconference-in-nyc/
** http://newyork.timeout.com/events/events-meetings/271520/3942712/kink-for-all
*** http://conversiovirium.org/2009/02/06/kinkforall-new-york-city-no-limits-sexuality-unconference/

For additional information, contact:

Sara Eileen Hames
KinkForAll co-founder
saraeileen@gmail.com

or

Nikolas Coukouma
KinkForAll Washington DC unorganizer
(562) 645-6527
atrus@atrus.org

An innovative conference to democratize sexuality education, KinkForAll Washington DC, will be held in Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School on November 21st, 2009. 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 on 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 maymay
Meitar "maymay" Moscovitz has been an active member of alternative sexuality communities since 2002. He's a technology professional and makes his living building online presences through web development and social media consulting. Meitar is a published technical author and (semi-)regular blogger on well-known sites like SitePoint.com about the state of the art of developing Web technology. His passion lies in analyzing the intersection of technology and human sociosexual behavior. When he's not writing Web code of one sort or another, he's a sexual freedom community organizer and loud gender justice advocate. "Maymay" authors several blogs on sexuality issues and is the co-founder of the BarCamp-style sexuality unconference, KinkForAll.

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  1. [...] One month after that, I introduced the concept of KinkForAll, an ad-hoc sexuality “unconference” with the potential to radically transform sexuality education and community building as we know it today. In 10 months, a driven core of participants and I have put on 3 separate unconferences in two major metropolitan areas, creating an ever-increasing amount of freely available videos, which have collectively gotten well over 1,000 total views, and audio recordings that feature sexuality-related information and education efforts. What’s more, we’re working to put together a fourth event, KinkForAll Washington DC, which will be held on November 21st at Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School that will continue to push for and support sexuality and civil rights advocacy. (Here’s the press release.) [...]



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