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WORKSHOP #S-11 August 19 - September 1, 2019

Creating Change: Collaboratively Conceiving Consent

Revised and Facilitated by: Alyssa HartwellMasters of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Informed through a sex positive, intersectional approach by remaining inclusive of non-heteronormative connections, this workshop will assist participants in better understanding what affirmative consent looks like in the promotion of healthy interpersonal relationships.This workshop will expand on the social mechanisms that perpetuate rape culture, sexualized violence, and how they can be challenged at both the individual and collective level. Additional exploration will clarify how to systematically promote a culture that upholds enthusiastic and ongoing consent to navigate our social connections, romantic relationships, and sexual interactions. In turn, participants will have increased awareness on how actively promote respect, honesty, and healthy boundaries while preventing sexualized violence.

Creating Change: Collaboratively Conceiving Consent

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  • Alyssa Hartwell is currently completing her Masters of Public Health & Social Policy at the University of Victoria and holds a Bachelor of Arts - Sociology (Honours) degree with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Alyssa has previously worked as a counselor at a domestic violence shelter and as a public health educator on workshops spanning topics on gender-based violence, sexual assault, consent, and rape culture at Mount Royal University for the last seven years.
    In 2013-2014, Alyssa conducted original research on media representations of gender-based violence, which she later presented on at the American Sociological Association Conference in August 2014. Alyssa has a strong passion for educating and empowering individuals through a deepened understanding of the ways that social structures inform our experiences and continues to actively work towards the eradication of sexualized violence.