Updates for Spring 2011

This blog has been a bit quiet (well, very quiet, honestly), but get excited because it’s going to get hot and heavy once more! Spring 2011 promises to be ridiculously amazing and event-packed. To start off, let’s update you on what we did Fall 2010, and then move onto some of the immediate updates for Spring 2011.

We had 3 events with Sequoia Redd (if you missed them, check her blog for the reprinted materials & outlines!):

And we were also involved with World AIDS Day programming.

For Spring, we can’t let you know exactly what we’re cooking just yet, BUT here are some tidbits to tantalize you:

  • We were selected as a GACC Safe-Site for the Spring 2011! Hurrah! Expect lots of Trojan condoms.
  • We have 2 listservs which you can join: one for updates about SHEEC events and relevant stuff, and one for those who want to help organizing the events (more high-traffic than the former). Check ’em out here.
  • Sex Week 2011 (March 13-19) is shaping up super nicely. Block off that entire week for SO MUCH FABULOUS STUFF. Even if you’re not a Brown student, you’re going to want to come. Again. And again. Most (if not all) our events are open to the public, so take advantage of these unique educational opportunities!
  • We’re also doing a bunch of programming outside of Sex Week, because sex-positivity and education has to be a constant process! Expect workshops on “Green Sex” and eco-friendly sexuality, managing jealousy, dealing with a breakup (and situations that CALL for a breakup), how to talk to your doctor about your body & sex-life, asexuality, abstinence, and other stuff, as well as a raffle at the Brown/RISD drag show.

Sex Panic!: When Educators Are Censors

a panel and Q&A session moderated by Brown Professor of History and Brazilian Studies Jim N. Green, author of Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Free and open to the public! RSVP on Facebook!

Can’t make it? Check out our livestream & if you tweet, use #sexpanic hashtag.

Tuesday, May 4th @ 6:00 pm
in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106 (View Map)
95 Cushing Street, Providence, RI 02906

This event is co-sponsored by: SHEEC and QCC

Panelists:
  • Aida Manduley: SHEEC Chairperson
  • Megan Andelloux: Certified sexologist and sex educator
  • Reid Mihalko: Brown alum and presenter on sex and relationships
  • Meitar Moscovitz: Community organizer and technology professional
  • Ricky Gresh: Senior director for Student Engagement at Brown University

What would you do if your organization were criticized for following through with its mission statement? What if you were publicly denigrated, misrepresented, and harassed for your work? What if educators themselves were trying to hamper your attempts at education and empowerment?

Finally, who should have a say in a college student’s sex education?

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SHEEC has come under vicious attack due to some (if not most) of the events it has been sponsoring, coordinating, and organizing on Brown’s campus. (For more information on that, check out Aida Manduley’s personal blog and the SHEEC-tagged posts therein.) Thus, the organization’s members have decided to host a panel discussing the role of students, educators, and institutions in regards to censorship, free speech, and the right to organize.

This event will focus on discussing censorship as it relates to sexual education and programming around sexuality issues because we hope to use the panelists’ experiences as “case-studies,” BUT we highly encourage EVERYBODY to attend, especially those who have had similar scary experiences with censorship or those who are curious because they don’t want to have it happen to them.

Come join us in our dialogue!

Though it’s open to the public, Brown students are especially encouraged to attend because we’ll discuss what Brown can do for YOU, and how Brown can protect your rights to hold events. This is CRUCIAL information, especially if you do any sort of “controversial” work on campus.

Brown/RISD Drag Show & Sex Toy Raffle

We couldn’t end the school-year without a second raffle, so don’t miss out! We have some glorious stuff to give away (including two items that are not EVEN OUT ON THE MARKET YET), and we’ll also be selling our Practice Makes Perfect / Safer Sex shirts ($12), so be there or be square! If you’re interested in volunteering to help out at the event, all the better, so email queer@brown.edu for more information.

Brown/RISD Drag Show (open to the public!)

April 17th, @ 8pm, in the RISD Auditorium (17 Canal St.).

For the Drag Show itself, we ask for a $5 donation. Part of these proceeds will go to PrYSM.

Raffle tickets will be 2 for a $1, and the money will go to SHEEC.

You will have a chance to purchase tickets at the door.

There will be 4 mini-raffles:

  • Fun Factory Vibrators
  • Spareparts Harness, Crystal Delights dildo, CalExotics bullet-vibe, and Tristan T. DVD
  • OhMiBod Club Vibe
  • Nexus Products

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(1) Fun Factory Layaspot:

price ranges from $48 to $66

(1) Fun Factory Sinnflut Chester Cheeky

Rechargeable Vibrator (green):

price ranges from $150 to $160

(1) Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide

to Oral Sex: Part One: Cunnilingus [DVD]

priced at $30

(2) Nexus Glide

priced at $56

(1) Nexus Gyro

priced at $80

(2) Nexus Excel

priced at $63

(2) Spareparts Joque Harnesses

priced at $100 each

[Size B, red; Size A, limited edition gray camo print that has NOT EVEN BEEN RELEASED YET!]

(1) OhMiBod Club Vibe:

priced at $55

(1) VirtuallyAdult.com’s

Crystal Delights Pink Crystal Twist

NOT RELEASED YET TO THE PUBLIC!

EXCLUSIVE! (~$100 value)

(1) Cal Exotics Bullet Vibrator

(couldn’t find image/pricing information!)