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Grass-roots public sexuality education conference to be hosted by Brown University
Providence, RI – January 31, 2010 – On February 6, Brown University will host a free and open to the public conference organized by a growing group of sexual freedom and education advocates spanning the nation. Called KinkForAll Providence, the conference’s theme is the intersection of sexuality with the rest of life. Its founders say their aim is to empower individuals to learn on their own and share their knowledge with interested neighbors and peers, helping to reform sexual education with a grass-roots, citizen-driven movement.
“KinkForAll is an amazing blend of traditional conference presentations and outreach using the Internet and social media, creating content that can be appreciated not just by attendees but by everyone, even if they can’t be physically present,” said conference organizer Emma Gross. Prior conferences have featured sessions on sexually transmitted infections, leather community leadership, body movement, youth sexuality, polyamory, technology, and more, many of which were video recorded and are available online for free. Aida Manduley, Chair of the Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council, said, “everyone has a right to learn about and discuss matters relating to sexuality in all its different manifestations and intersections, and KinkForAll is a great environment for such conversations because it is so accessible and user-generated.” KinkForAll Providence will be the fifth conference of its kind. In its first year, the conference series has held events in New York City, Boston, and near Washington DC.
The innovative conference format gives every 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 is welcome to indicate their participation by editing the web page at http://wiki.kinkforall.org/KinkForAllProvidence and can learn more at http://wiki.KinkForAll.org/KinkForAll.
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An innovative conference to empower a citizen-driven reform of sexuality education, KinkForAll Providence, will be held at Brown University on February 6, 2010. 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.
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.