The Vagina Monologues & Sexual Health Fair at La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park

ImageSaturday, April 14, 2012 12:00pm until 8:00pm

Come to La Tierra de la Culebra Park to celebrate V-day with an afternoon of visual and performance art, screen printing, drumming and radical sex and wellness education.
“The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler will begin on the outdoor stage at 6pm. 
12-4 Artists, Craftspeople & Vendors
12-4 Sexual Wellness Workshops (See Schedule Below)
2 pm Medicinal Plant Walk With Herbalist, Eden Beth
6 pm “The Vagina Monologues”
8 pm Somatic Awareness: Sex & Creativity (workshop)
8-10 pmPost Performance Party & Community Discussion

Vegan and freegan food will be served all day by the Bike Scum Chapter of Food Not Bombs. Drumming and art with La Mujeres De Maiz. Two blocks from the Gold Line.

Admission to the show and workshops is free; a $5 donation is suggested. 

Sexual Health & Wellness Workshops
12:00-1:00 BDSM 101

We live every day of our lives within a world constructed of nonconsensual power hierarchies… BOO! HISS!
Now learn about how the consensual exchange of power can be a fun, powerful and even cathartic addition to your sex life. What are the feminist implications of willingly giving up or taking power in a sexual dynamic? How do I tell my partner about my strange desires? BDSM sex toys are expensive, what can I use that’s already laying around the house?
Answers to these questions and yours!
1:30-2:30 pm How To Be An Ally To Transgender People 

We all want diversity in our community but how can we make safe space for trans people? What kinds of questions, language, jokes, & comments can make people feel unsafe & unwelcome? We’re all taught to be transphobic and if you haven’t made a conscious effort to unlearn these beliefs, chances are, you’ve got a lil work to do. The good news is you can unlearn these oppressive beliefs and behaviors and become an excellent ally to the transgender and gender non conforming folks around you!

2:45-4 pm Safer Sex For Everyone

What kinds of sex acts are riskier than others? What are the real STI risks of unprotected sex between people with vaginas? How can I safely give a rim job? Why would I wear a latex glove for digital penetration? What in the world can you do with plastic wrap? Why is it important to use lubrication and know what is in your lubricant? Come ready to learn! All questions and desires are safe here!

8:00-9:00 pm Somatic Awareness: Sex & Creativity

A hands-on sexual energy & creative workshop facillitaed by sex and relationship coach, Anya de Montigny. Details to come.

ACLA (Art . . . Community . . . Land . . . Activism!) is a nineteen year old public art and land collective committed to working with youth in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods to transform unused urban land into dynamic, community directed ArtParks. As a daily presence in our neighborhoods and the lives of participating youth and families, ACLA is able to grow programming that is responsive to the immediate and specific challenges of a community while at the same time addressing itself to the holistic needs of individuals.

Learn More About ACLA’s Youth Led Art & Activism Here: 

http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/articles/local-nonprofit-transforms-blighted-park-into-urban-oasis

http://aclaparks.tumblr.com/

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