Reposted from WoodhullFoundation.org
The U. S. election season is over and one thing we know for sure is that we have a great deal of difficult work ahead. There are vitally important conversations we must have and strategies we must establish to counter the combination of racism, fear, and greed that brought us to this moment. Our individual freedom is at risk, and communities of color, along with poor, working class, immigrant and queer communities, continue to be threatened by the segregation, exploitation, and oppression they’ve suffered under the status quo.
For eight years, Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit has been an established and anticipated forum in the hosting national discussions of about our fundamental human right to sexual freedom. The 2017 Summit will be one of the most important gatherings of the year.
At the Summit, we work toward identifying ways to expand freedom and eradicate injustice, and we put our bodies, our desires, and our personal autonomy at the core. This year we must underscore the labor movement mantra that an injury to one is an injury to all, and so we work to build unity, while protecting and healing the more vulnerable among us. This is a sexual freedom conference, but all freedoms are connected to sexual freedoms because while freedom is established and protected collectively, it has meaning for us as embodied individuals, and it is in our bodies and our minds that we experience our sexuality, our desire, our life force.
We’re inviting you to SUBMIT A WORKSHOP PROPOSAL and present your projects, ideas, issues, and concerns from the vast array of sexual freedom issues on August 3-6, 2017 in Arlington, VA at our new home, the Sheraton Pentagon City, for Woodhull’s 8th Annual Sexual Freedom Summit.
Our tracks for this year are Sexuality and Disability; Family Matters; Sex and the Law; Body Politics; and Racial Justice. Our vision of these tracks can be found here (hyperlink to website). Workshops won’t be limited to the tracks, though, and we want to know about your work and your passion, whether your focus is the white picket fence or the dungeon, LGBTQI rights or reproductive justice, community organizing or lobbying, social media or sexuality education. This year we are looking for workshops that look at issues in the context of a larger movement and with a focus on what unites us.
Please share this CALL FOR PROPOSALS with your friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and family – we want to reach out to everyone working for at the intersections of sexual freedom, human rights, and social justice.