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NASCO Institute 2007

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NASCO Institute 2007 -- "Beyond Capitalism: Cooperative Tools for Economic Justice"



COURSE BLOCK TWO: 2:40 - 4:40pm Saturday November 3

252. Beyond Pink and Blue: Intro to Trans Issues

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, Anti-Racism Working Group, New Orleans

In this workshop we will begin to challenge given assumptions of the gender binary system such as the relationships between sex, gender, and sexuality and broaden our understandings of the myriad genders existing in our world. We will also address how transphobia affects trans folks especially as it intersects of with other systems of oppressio

261. Cooperative Strategies for Responding to Sexual Assault

Steven Kelly, Philly's Pissed and Philly Stands Up

This workshop will review strategies for addressing sexual assault in our communities. First, presenters will discuss some issues co-ops face when dealing with sexual assault and explore the models developed by Philly's Pissed and Philly Stands Up for creating & maintaining safer spaces, and restoring communities in the aftermath of assault situations. Then, participants will split up into two conversations: one, led by Philly's Pissed, will focus on the nuts & bolts of working directly with survivors, while in the other, Philly Stands Up, will detail systems for working directly with perpetrators. The breakout groups will explore cooperative structures for doing this work, addressing the challenges co-ops face and advice we can offer each other. This workshop is open to participants who already work on sexual assault, as well as those who do not yet have experience with this type of work but are interested in learning.


COURSE BLOCK THREE: 10am - 12pm Sunday November 4

362. Exploring Sexulaties

Kate Sassoon, Berkeley Student Co-ops

A workshop for those interested in candidly exploring the limits, definitions, and roles possible within the infinite diversity of human sexuality, as well as their intricate relationships to one another, and to our sensual bodies in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment; participants will receive a sampling of literature and materials for their continued exploration, as well as tools for negotiating intimate situations and beginning to explore and own their unique sexualities.


COURSE BLOCK FOUR: 1:40 - 3:10pm Sunday November 4

451. Trans Allyship: Eradicating Transphobia in Our Communities

Hannah McCorkel, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, Anti-Racism Working Group, New Orleans

Kelly Lloyd, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association

Going beyond basic understandings of transphobia and the gender binary system, this workshop will push participants further in how we consider gender and what it means to be a trans ally in our co-ops and communities. Using role plays, scenarios, and other interactive activities we will think about how transphobia hinders our communities from being safe spaces for everyone and the need for an anti-oppressive analysis that takes into account multiple forms of oppression to truly eradicate transphobia.


COURSE BLOCK FIVE: 3:20 - 4:50pm Sunday November 4

561. Guy-necology: Examining Sexual Issues for Men

Benjamin Ayer, ICC Ann Arbor

This will be a group discussion on sex, sexiness, and sexual issues for men and male identified folk. We will look at what it means to be and become a man in our society. Since our gender grants us power and privilege in our everyday relationships, we'll talk about that. Is there an alpha male in your house? Why do men often opt out of the birth control process? During this workshop we will examine multiple aspects of masculinity. It will be open for personal stories on the above, sexually transmitted infections, sex, sexual desires, acceptable flirtation, and more. We invite you to step out of your comfort zone and into the Guy-necology zone.

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