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Mission Statement

UNF Sex Week 2017 is a week-long series of events that feature a sex-positive message designed to educate the campus community on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: health and wellness, relationships and intimacy, identity and orientation, safety and risk awareness, and consent. Dr. Emily Nagoski defines sex positivity in the following way: "Each of us gets to decide how we feel about our body and what we do with it... We get to make decisions that feel safe for us in our body given the context we are in." We believe that this message is healthy, empowering, and inclusive, and communicating that message to the campus community is at the heart of our mission with Sex Week. 

Sponsors

Thank you to all of our community partners, sponsors, and volunteers for their generous contributions that helped make UNF Sex Week 2017 possible! 

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We will be serving food at some of the events, so while it is not required, we strongly encourage you to RSVP to these events here:

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If you have any questions about Sex Week or the events, contact Angel Kalafatis.

Dates

Monday 3/6

11:00 am to 12:30 pm – CAMPUS SAFETY PANEL

with UNF representatives

 

Student Union Ballroom (58W/3703)

 

A panel discussion about the rights and resources here in the campus community regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. The panel will include representatives from various UNF departments and including:

  • The Counseling Center
  • The Women’s Center
  • Victim’s Advocacy
  • University Police Department
  • Title IX Committee
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Dean of Students/SOS
  • The Student Ombudsman
  • The LGBT Resource Center

The panelists will discuss a variety of on-campus resources related to matters such as the Clery Act, Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), Title IX, counseling and mental health services, campus safety, and LGBTQ issues (such as classroom use of proper gender pronouns for trans and gender non-conforming students and the newly enacted Preferred Name Policy). There will be extensive opportunity for audience participation/Q&A.

 

This discussion covers topics of great importance to the entire Osprey community and all faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to attend.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm – MOBILE RAPID HIV TESTING – FREE OF CHARGE

Courtesy of AIDS Healthcare Foundation

 

Student Union Plaza

 

Tuesday 3/7

11:00 am to 3:00 pm – INFORMATION FAIR & FREE STI/HIV/PREGNANCY TESTING

Testing Courtesy of UF Cares

 

Student Union Ballroom (58W/3703)

 

Come to the Student Union Ballroom for information about sexual health and sexuality education resources both on and off campus. Additionally, UF Cares will be on-site to provide FREE rapid-result Hepatitis C, Syphilis, HIV, and Pregnancy testing.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – KEYNOTE WORKSHOP with Dulce Garcia

MAY I KISS YOU?: SEXUAL COMMUNICATION AND CONSENT

 

Student Union Ballroom (58W/3703)

 

Making out? Sex? Intimacy? Hooking up? Whatever you call it, the truth is that many of us are having sex and/or engaging in intimate activities; but it can only be fun and healthy when everyone involved agrees on what they’re going to do. But how do you know if you can’t talk about it? This highly interactive focuses on understanding personal boundaries, actively asking for consent, practicing negotiation with a partner, and ultimately learning strong communication skills.

 

Please Note: This event is only open to students. If you are not a student and you would like to attend, please reach out to a.kalafatis@unf.edu.

Wednesday 3/8

1:00 pm to 2:45 pm – ANTI-OPPRESSION

with Dulce Garcia from Empowering Communities with Conviction

 

Student Union Ballroom (58W/3804)

 

This presentation provides participants with essential terminology (e.g., racism, prejudice, internalized oppression) and a basic overview of the dynamics of oppression. Through the use of interactive exercises, role-plays, and other dramatic techniques, participants explore and deconstruct oppression dynamics. The role of cultural, familial and institutional messages in creating and sustaining oppression, and the origins of oppression are explored, as is the relationship between rape and other forms of oppression. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the ally in eradicating various forms of oppression. Additionally, participants learn basic non-defensive communication strategies.

10:00 am to 6:00 pm – MOBILE HIV TESTING

Courtesy of AIDS Healthcare Foundation

 

Student Union Plaza

Thursday 3/9

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm – NAVIGATING NRE

FEELING THE RUSH: NAVIGATING NEW RELATIONSHIP ENERGY

with Billy Holder from The Relationship Equality Foundation

 

Student Union Ballroom (58W/3804)

 

NRE- New Relationship Energy, is a fun, exciting and exhilarating time. It can last days or months. There are many ways that NRE affects us. In this class we talk about the ways it can affect us and some strategies for working through those emotional ups and downs.

2:15 pm to 4:15 pm - RAPID HIV TESTING

Courtesy of JASMYN

 

UNF LGBT Resource Center (58E/1111)

Friday 3/10

10:45 am to 2:45 pm - RAPID HIV TESTING

Courtesy of JASMYN

 

UNF LGBT Resource Center (58E/1111)

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – LGBT 101

with representatives from the UNF LGBT Resource Center

 

Student Union Ballroom (58W/3804)

 

This interactive panel discussion will feature representatives from the UNF LGBT Resource Center and LGBTQ members of the campus community. Begins with a brief discussion of gender and sexuality that provides an overview of terminology and concepts from within the LGBTQ community including descriptions of various sexual and romantic orientations and identity related terminology. Discussion may also include topics such as understanding LGBTQ identities, societal and cultural impact on LGBTQ individuals, K-12 LGBTQ education, religiosity and LGBTQ issues, and more. The panelists will share personal stories of their own experiences and answer questions from their unique perspectives. There will be opportunity for Q&A and audience members are highly encouraged to engage with and participate in the discussion.

Pride Club's Alt-Sex Week

Interested in continuing the conversation? Well, Pride Club is hosting Alt-Sex Week check out their events here.