In this edition of iambrown:
- New Website Launched!
- Rock Dove Hosts Workshop on Keeping Your Vagina Healthy - Oct 10th
- Autumn's 8 Week Consensus Mechanics Class Starts Oct. 13th
New Website Launched!
Welcome to the upgraded version of my website. I recently joined Mayfirst/PeopleLink, a place to host my new website. Here is a little about who they are:
"We are an organization of progressive people who use the Internet. We have joined together to pool our resources to assure ourselves quality equipment and staff support and to improve our access to the Internet, enhance its function as a tool for mass communication and organizing, develop new technologies and uses for it, and help social justice movements use it effectively to communicate with each other and with the world."
My dear talented friend Elliott Liu design the site, and through it you will find new resources that I have created in the last year, and new trainings I am offering. Take a look through it, and enjoy!
Rock Dove Presents...Keeping Your Vagina Healthy!
Saturday, October 10th at 1pm.
RSVP for the Location in Brooklyn
This will be a relaxed space where you can talk freely about a "taboo"
subject and learn about:
· avoiding yeast infections & urinary tract infections
· the latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the (fun) ways
of protecting yourself from them :)
· ways of being intimate and sexually stimulated without any risk of STIs
· common myths and misconceptions about sexual health
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR FEMALE-BODIED PEOPLE ONLY
Please RSVP to email@example.com
About the facilitator:
Alana has her Master's in Health Education with a concentration in Human
Sexuality and has been teaching adolescents about safer sex for the past
year. She’s a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective and is a big
fan of healthy, fun, respectful sex.
Consensus Mechanics: Decision-Making as Change
Tuesday, October 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
8-SESSION CLASS BEGINS
Facilitated by Autumn Brown
Consensus Mechanics is a study of consensus decision-making as a revolutionary and liberating tradition. This course will explore consensus as historically cultural practice, and examine the diverse threads which have converged in the contemporary practice of Consensus in American communities: from Quakers, to intentional communities, to leftist coalitions. We will look in depth at the structure of, and beliefs embodied by, the consensus decision-making process. Participants will learn the practical skills and tools that make Consensus work - including Active Listening, Co/Facilitation, Agenda Planning, and Mediation - through discussion, storytelling, games, and role plays.
Autumn Brown is a mother, organizer, theologian, artist, and facilitator. She is a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective, a radical community health exchange, and Past President of the Fertility Awareness Center of New York. Trained in Consensus Process and Facilitation by the U.K.-based collective, Seeds for Change, Autumn is experienced in facilitating group process and training community organizers in Consensus Decision-making. She has taught and presented in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Montpelier and Tokyo, and is currently based in Brooklyn.