Moving Toward a Culture of Consent: Community Conversations Examining Sexual Violence

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August 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

With high rates of sexual assault and discussion of it in the forefront of the news, our communities need a safe space to discuss it and move forward.

Join SARC, in partnership with Oregon Humanities, for a three part conversation series examining the root causes of sexual violence and ways we can prevent it.

Session one (8/12) will talk about how we see sexual violence happening and where we think it might be coming from.

Session two (8/19) we will examine elements of healthy and unhealthy romantic and sexual relationships. We will talk about how media influences our ideas of this, including what we see in porn.

Session three (8/26) will talk about how we can move our communities towards a culture of consent.

It is recommended that attendees make an effort to join all three sessions.

About the facilitator:
Morgan Evans began her work in the field of sexual violence response as a volunteer in 2012. Since that time she has served as a crisis counselor, case manager, volunteer coordinator, and now works as the Community Education Program Manager at the Sexual Assault Resource Center. Morgan studied Social Work, human sexuality, and gender studies at Portland State University. She has developed and facilitated curriculum for hundreds of lessons with topics including; sexual assault dynamics and root causes, trauma-informed care, rape culture & societal influences, domestic commercial sexual exploitation of children, self-care for service providers, physiology of trauma, and feminism & the history of the rape crisis movement. When Morgan is not working towards incorporating an intersectional and racial justice lens to sexual violence work, she can be found adventuring around the Pacific Northwest with her dog, Cooper.

**Any views, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect the views of Oregon Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities**