Consent Week: Consent 101
Presented by the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education. To register, visit https://thecentre.yorku.ca/events-workshops/ Note: registration is not active right now. Please save the date and return to the page to register in the future.
Session description: Consent is one of the most important practices when navigating any kind of sexual encounter. Whether you’re hooking up, dating casually, celibate or in a long-term monogamous or poly relationships, consent has relevance to your life because chances are you’re likely going to be in situations where you need to communicate your boundaries around your body and your sexual preferences with others! In this workshop, we will go over the basics of consent – what consent can look like, how to communicate consent, and how to make the distinction between when consent is given and when it is not given. We will also engage in group discussions, watch some video clips and practice with scenarios. So join us for a lively conversation and workshop on consent and get some practical knowledge and skills for how to navigate the (fun and sexy) world of consent!
Facilitated by: Chantal Persad. Community Facilitator, Queer and Connected Youth Program, Family Service Toronto
Chantal is the project coordinator of the Queer and Connected program at Family Service Toronto. She has over a decade of experience in group facilitation and program development and coordination. She has run numerous workshops and groups for 2SLGBTQ+ youth on topics ranging from emotional and mental health, intersectionality and identity, sexual health, and harm reduction. She uses anti-racist and trauma-informed frameworks in her work with young people and believes that all equity work must take into account the diverse backgrounds and histories from which we come.