Fostering Consent Culture & Healthy Masculinities For All Genders
May 30, 2020 | 11am-1:30pm PST/ 2pm-4:30pm EST
2.5hr Online Workshop via Zoom Video Conferencing
Description & About the Facilitator:
Richard M. Wright, MA (he, him, his) is a Jamaican New Yorker who lives in Florida. He received his Masters at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he studied Expressive Arts Therapy. Richard also completed the Healthy Masculinity/ Bystander Intervention training with Men Can Stop Rape. Combining these skill sets, Richard created art-based workshops that foster consent culture and healthy masculinities (of all genders) with movement, drama and play. The interventions develop empathy, integrity, accountability, and a value for our own and each other’s boundaries and humanity. Richard also does speaking engagements that focus on these themes. He is available for consulting on these issues, and brings them into his counseling practice as well.
In 2017, Richard was published in the very timely, groundbreaking anthology “Ask: Building Consent Culture,” edited by Kitty Stryker. He also writes self-published pieces that critique current events from an intersectional perspective. As a cisgendered straight man, he strongly believes that it is important for him to be accountable and represent by doing this important culture shifting work towards a paradigm that respects the boundaries and humanity of women, girls, femmes, and everyone else too.
For this course, Richard will be helping to empower attendees with the tools to foster consent culture and healthy masculinities in their families and communities. It is worthy to note that "masculinity" is not being taught as an identity exclusive to cis-men. We will explore healthy masculinities of all genders. Attendees will leave with these tools, and a fundamental understanding of the systems of oppression that suppress consent culture and healthy masculinity, and how we can rise above that together.
Full course fee $125
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Eri Guajardo Johnson birth doula, rape crisis peer counselor, wellness coach, community organizer, and host of the Birth Bruja Podcast.