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Sex Week Fall 2013 Schedule
Science Center Plaza
Check out the SHEATH Sex Week table on the Science Center lawn! We will have safer sex supplies, educational materials, and interactive activities. Sex Week organizers, peer counseling groups, and representatives from Sex Week cosponsors will be on hand to answer any questions. Come say hi!
Sunday, October 20
1-in-3 Stories Brunch
11am, Winthrop Dining Hall
Did you know 1 in 3 women will have an abortion at some point in their life? That is a statistic we cannot ignore. Come talk Reproductive Rights and women’s health issues over brunch in the Winthrop D-Hall with the International Women’s Rights’ Collective and hear some of these stories.
Sponsored by the Harvard College Women’s Rights Collective
(A)Sexual Screening and Q&A
7:30pm, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
Join New England Aces for a screening of (A)Sexual, followed by a Q&A session with asexual people from the Boston area. This screening is the first event in Boston’s Asexual Awareness Week.
Sponsored by New England Aces
How to Lose Your Virginity
7:00pm, Science Center A
This provocative and hilarious new documentary uses personal testimony and ample wit to explore critical issues around female sexuality, youth and the confounding value of sexual purity. Filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of virginity to explore why our sex-crazed society cherishes this so-called precious gift. Along the way, we meet sex educators, virginity auctioneers, abstinence advocates, and young men and women who bare their tales of doing it—or not doing it. “How to Lose Your Virginity” uncovers the myths and misogyny surrounding a rite of passage that many obsesses about but few truly understand.
Join us at 7pm in Science Center A for a screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Therese Shechter.
Refreshments will be served and everyone will get their own reusable V-Card!
Monday, October 21
Birds and Bees: A Workshop on Sexual Health
5:00pm, Harvard Hall 102
Whether you’re unhappy with the sex ed you got in high school or think you know it all, this workshop with Harvard Peer Contraceptive Counselors has something for everyone!
Sponsored by Peer Contraceptive Counselors
Feel the Good Vibrations
7pm, Sever 113
Curious about sex toys? Unsure how everything works? Come to our workshop and feel the good vibrations!
Tuesday, October 22
Beyond the Pink and Blue: Gender 101
4:00pm, Women’s Center, Canaday A Basement
What’s the difference between sex and gender? Come learn what’s beyond the pink and blue with the Harvard College Women’s Center!
Sponsored by the Harvard College Women’s Center
The Office of BGLTQ Student Life Presents: Sex in the BGLTQ Community
6:00pm, Lamont Forum Room
A community discussion with UHS representatives Dr. Churchill, Sara Kimmel, and Jamie Davis.
Love, Sex, and Faith
7:00pm, Leighton Room, 2nd floor, Phillips Brooks House
Confused about how to make choices while weighing factors such as ethics, faith, common sense, upbringing, contraception, guilt, fear, inexperience, hooking up, peer pressure, and family expectations? Take advantage of this opportunity to engage in small-group discussions about love and sex with diverse Harvard students, and to learn about other peoples’ points of view. Harvard chaplains from a variety of backgrounds will be on hand to answer questions. A brief panel will be followed by small group discussions from 7 – 9pm. Feel free to drop in at any time!
Sponsored by the Harvard Chaplains
Wednesday, October 23
5:30pm, Bolyston G02
Please join the Office of BGLTQ Student Life for a Trans* 101 training and community dialogue. This informative presentation will provide a basic understanding of terms, language, and culture as it relates to the trans* community
Sponsored by the Office of BGLTQ Student Life
From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head: Demystifying Domestic Violence Stereotypes
8pm, Sever 214
“My final request for you: talk about what you heard here. Abuse thrives only in silence. You have the power to end domestic violence – simply by shining a light on it. We victims need everyone – we need EVERY ONE of YOU – to understand the secrets of domestic violence. Together we can make our beds, our dinner tables, our families, the safe and peaceful oases they should be.”
On October 23, please join OSAPR and CAARE in Sever 214 from 8-10pm for a conversation with Leslie Morgan Steiner about her unexpected and life changing experience. Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. Steiner received her BA in English from Harvard College and her MBA in marketing from Wharton School of Business. She worked in marketing for Johnson & Johnson before transitioning to writing, as General Manager of the Washington Post Magazine. Read about Leslie’s experience in her book or watch her Ted Talk.
Thursday, October 24
Sexing the Body in Art and Media
4pm, Lamont Forum Room
Looking for a pressure-free way to usher in the weekend? Come to Sexing the Body in Arts and Media. We’ll be putting together zines, throwback 90s DIY magazines and discussing the way art and media affect the way we view our bodies and ourselves. Hang out with cool people. Smash the patriarchy.
Munch and Dinner
5:30pm, Sever 105
Hungry? Want a break from d-hall dinner? Come dine with Harvard College Munch! We’ll have an open discussion of all things kink, from consent and safety to social stigma and coming out. Have something YOU want to talk about? (Have food allergies?) Submit questions (anonymously) via this Google form!
Sponsored by Harvard College Munch
Romance on the Rocks: A Workshop on Alcohol and Consent
8pm, Sever 113
Consent isn’t always as easy as “Yes” or “No”. Pour alcohol into the mix, and you’ve got one tricky cocktail! In this collaborative workshop by DAPA, CAARE, and Harvard College Munch, we’ll discuss consent, what it means to give it and get it, how alcohol and other drugs complicate it, and how to step in, stand up, and check yourself when you find yourself or someone else in a sticky situation. Attendees will not only get to participate in discussion and activities but can also treat themselves to desserts sponsored by DAPA Grants, safer sex supplies from SHEATH, and drawings for sweet giveaways, from Consent Is Sexy t-shirts to sex toys to a DAPA Camelbak.
Love Your Body Day
7pm, Ticknor Lounge
Join Harvard Eating Concerns Hotline Outreach (ECHO) to celebrate Love Your Body Day on Thursday, October 24, from 7-9:30PM in Ticknor Lounge. This event is an opportunity to take a break, eat some food, get in touch with your body, sculpt some clay, and talk with your
peers about issues relating to body image and wellness in a safe and inviting space. Stressbusters will be giving free massages and Expressions Dance Company will be leading hip-hop tutorials throughout the night. Why do you love your body?
Sponsored by Harvard Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach
Friday, October 25
4pm, Bureau of Study Council, 5 Linden St
How have you views about your body changed since coming to Harvard? Do you now hit the gym regularly? Why? Does how you view your body dictate which clothes you wear? What is your ideal form of body? Join RealTalk@5 Linden and ECHO this friday from 4-5pm at Harvard Bureau of Study Counsel(2nd floor) as we explore these questions, discuss body image at Harvard. come share your perspectives and invite your friends. snacks, tea and coffee will be served.
Sexual Health Career Panel & Jobs and Internship Fair
4:00pm, Ticknor Lounge
If you’re looking for a career in sexual health (or wondering what a career in the field of sexual health even looks like!), take this chance to find out about summer internships or post-graduation career options! After the panel discussion, join us for a meet and greet with representatives from various sexual health-related organizations and companies.
Sponsored by Peer Contraceptive Counselors
Sex, Sass, and Soul: An Open Mic at the Dudley Co-op
8:00PM, Dining Room of Dudley Co-Op, 3 Sacramento Street (off Mass Ave)
Need to sexpress yourself? The Dudley Co-op would love to help. The stage (read: dining room) is open for words, music, or movement on intimacy, love, sex, relationships, and everything else in between. Expect sexy homemade dessert, beautiful people, and wonderful company.
Saturday, October 26
#FutureSex: How technology will change your sex life.
7pm, Science Center A
Sex and technology are co-evolving and when romance is just a click, poke, or swipe away they are more intricately connected than ever. The SQ team explores ways in which sex and technology interact and does a little speculation (fantasizing?) of what the future holds. @SQgenius #FutureSex
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