September 22, 2012
Prohibition Politics: The Assault on Sexual Freedom
Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Alliance
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Don’t miss our 3rd Annual Sexual Freedom Summit in Washington, DC September 21, 22 & 23, 2012! The theme for the 2012 Sexual Freedom Summit, “Prohibition Politics: The Assault on Sexual Freedom,” highlights the increasingly vicious attacks in the resurgent war on sex. We will share information and strategies to use in the fight for human rights and sexual freedom, and against the denial of the right to relationships, and families. We will address the undermining of access to health care and reduction of access to comprehensive sexuality education, as well as the criminalization of sexual expression and pleasure.
While the Summit’s focus is serious, it is also a time for fun and celebration too. Start your weekend off on Friday night with “Popcorn and Porn.” Woodhull Board members (and consummate porn-makers in their own rights) Buck Angel and Nina Hartley, host this rollicking variation on more conventional movie nights and meet and greet events, with good food, good conversation, and good (and bad!) porn as well as a very special appearance by Porno Jim!
Saturday our work begins in earnest with a jam-packed educational program, our Sexual Freedom Institute. Expert panels and interactive workshops explore a full range of sexual freedom issues in the context of “Prohibition Politics: The Assault on Sexual Freedom”. Confirmed speakers include Diana Adams, Buck Angel, Ajamu Baraka, Eric Berkowitz, Melissa Sontag Broudo, Brandon Lacy Campos, Kelly Cookson, Rev. Beverly Dale, Kate D’Adamo, Alison Gardner, Hardy Haberman, Judith Lynne Hanna, Amber Hollibaugh, Anita Wagner Illig, Luke Lirot, Eva-Marie Malone, Robin Mandell, Dan Massey, Reid Mihalko, Susan Miranda, Jill Mizell, Esther Perel, Christopher Ryan, and Lawrence G. Walters.
Saturday night, a VIP reception with the Woodhull Board of Directors precedes our Vicki Award presentations hosted by Maria Falzone. Celebrate this year’s sexual freedom heroes and stay for the party! “Liberty, Libations and Libido” is our evening party and annual fundraiser hosted by Nina Hartley, Diana Adams, and Gabrielle Penabaz and features our fabulous DJ, Friar Tuck.
AND….as if all of that wasn’t enough, on Sunday we are delighted to celebrate Sexual Freedom Day on Victoria Woodhull’s birthday with our Authors’ Roundtable, featuring noted authors, Eric Berkowitz (Sex and Punishment: 4000 Years of Judging Desire), Amber Hollibaugh (My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home), Esther Perel (Mating in Captivity) and Christopher Ryan (Sex at Dawn)
If you’ve joined us for Sexual Freedom Day in prior years, you already know that each has been more exciting than the previous. If this is your first year, we assure you that you will leave the conference energized by new ideas, new opportunities for collaboration, and new tools for expanding sexual freedom.