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Navigating Sexual Assault in Community
October 21 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , $10 – $48
Let’s look at the hard stuff — together.
This workshop has been prompted by a few (too many) reports of sexual assault and abuse reported by members of intentional communities to FIC in recent years. Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Members of intentional communities are not immune to sexual abuse problems. And as intentional communities, we have a unique opportunity to navigate sexual assault with clear communication, empathy, and accountability.
Whether or not you have experienced abuse in your life, we invite you to join this session so that we can all develop shared definitions, clear community agreements, processes around accountability, and collective understanding of consent practices. Let’s be courageous in our vulnerability, open in our hearts, and curious with our minds as we participate in conversation with each other and learn new tools to support our processes.
What this will not be: a detailed deep dive into community agreements or accountability processes, everything you need or should know as a community dealing with sexual assault, a full workshop on consent. Each of these can be a full day or longer workshop in order to cover the material appropriately.
What this will be: an opportunity to learn tools that can be applied to each of these efforts in ways that best serves your community.
Key Workshop Outcomes
* Hear from past experience navigating sexual assault in community
* Simple, yet powerful communication tools
* Practice building the muscle of empathy
* Q&A – opportunity to ask questions specific to your community
Register above to join this live workshop on Zoom and/or to receive the recording in case you can’t make it. Wednesday, October 21st | 1-3pm pacific / 4-6pm eastern (See your local time).
Workshop Teacher & Facilitator
Amanda Rain founded Speaking the Unspeakable® to inspire the courage to meet our challenges and empower our lives through effective communication. A mix of passion, training, and real-world experience has given Amanda a unique perspective on how communication can be utilized to support our personal self-growth and evolution, while facilitating our ability to have a greater impact on our world.
The study of rhetoric first captured her attention while debating the collegiate circuit from 2002-2004. She learned that communication can be both effective and powerful with the right combination of simplicity, skill, and strategy. Many times, we make things far more complicated, messy, and painful than necessary. Amanda distills what is complex and challenging into clear understanding. She supports people in getting to the heart of what’s important and how to effectively move forward.
Amanda has worked on sensitive issues such as consent culture within sexuality and intimacy, sexual assault and trauma, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Her analysis of our shared experience in these areas is dynamic, nuanced, and insightful.
Amanda inspires the willingness to face our challenges, while confronting them with skill. Her voice offers hope for the spirit and medicine for the soul.