Young Student Center – Mountain View Room
Sunday, · –
Note: This event is for Keene State students only.
What does good consent actually look like? In a way, this is an issue that most consent programs miss. The most accessible consent education for young people does not illustrate what good communication looks like in real life: What words do I use? What does this do for my partner? What does it do for me? How to say no? How can I accept a no gracefully? They say “consent is sexy”, but how can I give it back? Many consent programs manage to leave these questions unanswered.
This fun and interactive workshop, including a cookie-making activity, dives into the core elements of consent to explore the many aspects of our relationships that influence how easily we seek and give consent (such as gender and power dynamics) as well as practical and technical tools (what do I say? how do I say it?) to bring consent into our daily relational and sexual interactions.
Presenter Yana Tallon-Hicks is a marriage and relationship therapist and writer and educator on consent, sex, and sexuality living in Western Massachusetts. Her work revolves around the belief that positive, consent-based sex education can positively impact our lives and the world.