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Guest Speakers
Femsex is highly honored and privileged to have many highly accomplished people (activists, authors, porn stars...) come speak about important issues relating to sexuality. Everyone is invited to attend these (even if you are not currently in the class). Please join us!!

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NOVEMBER 19TH, 2010 | friday | 2pm - 4pm : Social Justice and Violence Prevention with Allan Creighton, 109 Dwinelle

Allan Creighton is a health educator and activist who will be talking to us about women’s empowerment, social justice and violence prevention.

NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010 | wednesday | 3pm - 5pm : Porn Panel, 160 Dwinelle

Come join us to talk with people involved in producing sex positive queer porn! They have worked with productions like Crashpad, and Queer Porn TV, as well as independently. Panelists include: Jiz Lee, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Ken Rowe, Tina Horn, and others.

OCTOBER 22ND, 2010 | friday | 4:30PM - 6:30PM: Subjectified film screening, 215 Dwinelle

Through in-depth interviews, filmmaker Melissa Tapper Goldman lets women do the talking, trading easy answers and stereotypes for brutal honesty. The stories may sound familiar: young moms, abstinent Christians, lesbians, survivors of assaults and STD’s. But outside of the world of reality TV and sound bites, women approach their lives in altogether unexpected ways: sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing and always complex. Subjectified will change the way you think about female sexuality. Watch the trailer at subjectified.com

OCTOBER 21ST, 2010 | thursday | 3pm - 5pm: BDSM Workshop: Society of Janus, 2070 VLSB

A fun, informative workshop about BDSM with options for active participation!

OCTOBER 20TH, 2010 | wednesday | 3pm-5pm: Carol Queen: Sexologist

Carol Queen is a writer, queer activist, and sex educator whose focus is to empower and inspire people to discover their own unique sexual profile. She is the author of Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex Positive Culture. Learn more about her work at her talk & at her website carolqueen.com.

OCTOBER 18TH, 2010 | monday | 3pm - 5pm: Asexuality talk with David Jay , room TBA

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 with two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community. Since that time we have grown to host the world’s largest asexual community, serving as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press. AVEN members throughout the world regularly engage in visibility projects, included but not limited to distributing informational pamphlets, leading workshops, arranging local meetups and speaking to interested press. The AVEN community centers around the web forum, which provides a safe space for asexual and questioning people and their partners, friends and families to discuss their experiences.

OCTOBER 15TH, 2010 | friday | 7pm - 9pm: Marta Mejia from Planned Parenthood: Reproductive Choices, 109 Dwinelle

For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010 | thursday | 3pm - 5pm: Connie Sobczak from the Body Positive , 2070 VLSB

In 1996, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, founded The Body Positive because of their shared passion to help people cherish their bodies in order to lead healthier and more meaningful lives. Together, they developed a series of innovative educational materials and workshops to teach people of all ages the common sense tools and creative strategies necessary to become free from body hatred and self-destructive eating and exercise behaviors.

SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2010 | friday | 6pm - 8pm : Jeanne Nollman from ISNA, 2319 Tolman

Jeanne's public speaking has spanned 27 years in a variety of venues. She became a board member and speaker for the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) in 2005. In 2006, Jeanne became a board member and first responder for the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group-USA (AISSG-USA). In 2010, she became AISSG-USA President. Ms. Nollman has reached out to families and individuals dealing with DSDs (Disorders of Sex Development) on an international level. She is one of the lead contact people in Northern California for families and individuals with DSDs.

Jeanne is an advocate for children and women with DSDs with the goal of ending unnecessary surgeries. It is her mission to end the shame and secrecy individuals and families with DSDs experience. Jeanne's goal is to bring DSDs into public awareness as most people have little or no knowledge of the subject matter. She feels this is the only way shame and secrecy can be eradicated.

Jeanne currently lives in Northern California with her husband and children. She has worked in the criminal justice field for twenty-three years and is currently the Training Manager for a large probation department.