SPW 21 Day Sex Positive Anti-Racist Challenge
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About the Event
We live in a world where not everyone has equal access to safe, comfortable, and truly welcoming places to seek sexual pleasure. The sex positivity movement has made many strides in creating a community for people of different sexual orientations and relationship styles to enjoy exploration free from shame. We still have many more steps to go so that everyone from all racial identities can find sexy connections and be our truest selves in our community without stereotypes, fear and oppression.
Join other members and guests of many Sex Positive World chapters for a 21-DAY Sex Positive Anti-Racist Challenge. This personal journey, in the company of others, is aimed at inspiring and challenging those of us with the most racial privilege to become more skillful and aware in everyday interracial interactions especially in sex positive places and spaces.
We welcome everyone that is interested in learning more about how racial equity affects all aspects of our lives including the free expression of sexuality. This is a space for growth, a space to do our own work, expand our understanding, and likely encounter uncomfortable feelings. It’s important work and we hope you’ll step into it with us.
The first challenge of the year starts on Monday, February 15th and goes for 21 days with four opportunities throughout the 21 day challenge to connect on-line with other people taking the challenge.
Feb 15 - 1st Monday: Kick Off
Feb 22 - 2nd Monday: Check-In
March 1 - 3rd Monday: Stamina
March 8 4th Monday: Reflections
It is OK to attend some but not all gatherings, to attend one of the mid gatherings without attending the kickoff or the last gathering without attending earlier gatherings. These gatherings are just here to help keep everyone motivated and engaged in this work.
Participate by going to the original 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge link https://debbyirving.com/21-day-challenge/, and the supplemental sex positive list curated by Sex Positive World, to do one of the following items each day 1) Read an article 2) Listen to some audio 3) Watch a video 4) Notice - start by watching the Test your Awareness; Do the Test. 5) Connect - Follow some of the listed Racial Justice activists, educators or organizations on social media 6) Engage - in racially mixed settings. 7) Act 8) Reflect- on what you are learning, how you are feeling.
SCHEDULE: (In Pacific Standard Time)
5:55 Doors open (Be sure to arrive on time - doors close by 6:10pm)
6:00 Opening circle, guided relaxation, group connection
6:30 Small group chats with chances to listen and share
7:10 Closing circle and encouragement for the week ahead
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no cost to participate.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Everyone is welcome. With that said, this is a space where white people are being asked to do the work to become more aware and better skilled in sex positive community without burdening or troubling people of color to do the educating and endure the learning process. If you are a person of color and would like to attend the gatherings offered with this 21 Day Challenge, you are welcome though we realize that it might be painful for you to observe others in this learning process.
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