Dreaming a Pleasure-Centered Future
Please come to see our key note speaker Favianna Rodriguez of https://www.favianna.com/
FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity, and sexual freedom. Her practice boldly reshapes the myths, stories, and cultural practices of the present, while healing from the wounds of the past. Favianna's projects include Ben & Jerry's Pecan Resist, two large scale public art commissions with the City of San Francisco, a partnership with Jill Solloway to create 5050by2020.com, and an upcoming storytelling initiative at the US Mexico border. Her work serves as a record of her human experiences as a woman of color embracing joy, sexual pleasure and personal transformation through psychedelics as an antidote to the life-long impacts of systemic racism. Her signature mark-making embodies the perspective of a first-generation American Latinx artist with Afro-Latinx roots who grew up in Oakland, California during the birth of hip hop and the crack cocaine epidemic.
Favianna's practice includes visual art, public art, writing, cultural organizing and power building. She leads meaningful collaborations with social movements that lead to resilient and transformative cultural strategies. In addition to her expansive studio practice, she is the co-founder and president of The Center for Cultural Power, a national organization igniting change at the intersection of art, culture and social justice. In 2016, Favianna received the Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship for her work around immigrant detention and mass incarceration. In 2017, she was awarded an Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity for her work around racial justice and climate change. In 2018, she received the SOROS Equality Fellowship for organizing artists activists. An artist entrepreneur, she has co-founded various institutions, including the EastSide Arts Alliance, a cultural center and affordable housing complex in Oakland, CA, and Presente.org, the largest Latino online organizing community in the US. She is currently working on a short form, web-based series about sex and consent.
The PleasureFest Scavenger Hunt is a texting game where you will be guided through challenges to learn more about your erotic self and the world of pleasure. You will help create an Erotic Story, learn about Sexual History, find Historical Figures who have paved the way to our expression of pleasure, and look at some really hot art! Get those fingers ready, and we’ll meet you soon! Join ANYTIME all weekend!
Confrontational Comedy Punk for Weird Times with Rachel Lark
WHO IS THIS CHICK? Rachel Lark is an Oakland based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She's known for her biting political commentary, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit. She's been called the "musical muse for the sex-positive revolution".
Nature Immersion Anywhere
We are, in fact, nature. Despite physical distancing and shelter-in-place constraints, we still have endless creative opportunities to dive deeper into our connection with nature. As we learn to see the earth as something not outside of us but as part of ourselves and us as part of it, we reconnect with our inner grace and beauty, with our passion and compassion and with our empathy for self and other.
Turn Life into a Pleasure Garden
What is a Pleasure Garden? A pleasure garden is an original allegory used to look deeply and specifically into yourself and your life to heal and enhance your wonderful pleasure center. This includes thoughts of yourself, the food you like to eat, the music you like to listen to the friends you spend time with, the loved ones you love, and the energy vampires that are other people and also yourself!
Akil Apollo Davis
Open Relationships, Polyamory and Sexy Aging
Have you passed one of those “round number” birthdays and are noticing your body changing? Is it hard to feel as sexy and attractive as you once did? Do wonder how you will meet a compatible non-monogamous person…if you’re married, in your age-group, with the body you have, with the disability you have, with the sexual issues and preferences you have, anywhere close to where you live, etc.
Finding Love in Lunch
Thinking you can’t find love during a pandemic? Have you checked your fridge! That’s right, reliable Sustenance is always there, ready to give you all the love you’ve been longing for. Don’t trust us, trust Kris Kale who reminds us again and again that food is an eager lover, aiming to please and be devoured.
Shameless Self-Love: Releasing body shame and ReClaiming your full unbridled sensual expression and pleasure
A chance to really soak in the essence of your body, and feel how Pleasure, Play, Peace, Power, Passion express through movement. Exploring our sensual body and expression.
Sex & Stuffies: Reclaiming Innocence
In this 90-minute playshop we're hopping in the Delorean and going back there. Join your insane hosts, Michael Author and Emily Orum, on a truly nostalgic, strange, and healing dive into your childhood.Bring your stuffed animals (required) and your active imagination.
Emily Orum & Michael Author
How to Be the Next Somerville: Sex-Positive Political Organizing 101
A presentation and conversation hosted by one or more board members of the San Francisco Sex-Positive Democratic Club (and possibly 1-2 others) about the basics of political organizing and the specifics of sex-positive legal issues.