Social Inc Workshop – What We Talked About

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We had an AMAZING workshop today at Social Inc. at Mohawk College!

Before we got into details, folks attending the workshop first shared what qualities they look for in a friend:

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Folks came to the one hour long workshop wanting to learn more about and have discussions about:

  • consent
  • myths about sexual assault
  • ways to help and support survivors
  • is our activist making a difference?  how do we see social change?
  • wanting to learn more about the issue of rape and sexual violence
  • effective ways to take action
  • tactics that women use when being pressured for sex or being hit on by aggressive men
Brainstorm of what folks would like to cover in the workshop

Brainstorm of what folks would like to cover in the workshop

Every single item on the list could be its own three hour workshop (or more!).  The group decided that they would like to not only talk about what myths and lies we are taught about rape but get into real life ways to confront or challenge these myths when folks near to us repeat them.

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SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line and Twitter address

We split the group in two with one group coming up with a rape myth or lie and the other thinking of how they might respond to it.

We ended the hour by talking about ways that we take care of ourselves while working for social change and things that we would like to see in our idea world.

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Here’s some links that I promised to share after the workshop:

Thank you to everyone who came to the workshop, participated so openly, respectfully and bravely.  We’ll see you again at Social Inc!

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One thought on “Social Inc Workshop – What We Talked About

  1. Marco Felvus

    Love this site. Thanks for providing a play by play of what happened at Mohawk for everyone else to see. Hope to have you back at Social Inc. Marco

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