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Pan Eros Events

Here is where you will find event listings for all the programs of the Pan Eros Foundation such as the Consent Academy and Seattle Erotic Art Festival. You may also find events put on by organizations with similar missions to ours. Those events will be notated with [Associated Event] before the event name. Please consider subscribing to our calendar by clicking on the “subscribe” button in the bottom right corner. Please choose settings that allow for frequent updates, as our calendar is a living document.

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[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Creating Consent Procedures 10:30 am
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Creating Consent Procedures @ online via Zoom
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Creating Consent Procedures @ online via Zoom
Consent Procedures are detailed, “how-to” documents for what happens when someone breaks your consent policy. They are complex, individual to each organization, and absolutely necessary. Not only do they provide a checklist for your staff and volunteers when something happens, they give transparency to everyone about what to expect when they report or are reported as part of a consent incident. Procedures take time to put together, and they’re worth it. This workshop provides a template for building consent procedures. We’ll talk about best practices, things to watch out for, and templates for procedure creation. We’ll go over examples you can use and discuss directions you can take. If your organization doesn’t have a written consent procedure, or yours is out of date, take this class. 3 Hour Online Zoom Workshop with Q&A throughout. Handouts and Zoom link will be emailed on the morning of the workshop. Purchase tickets here! Important Notes: “Consent & Leadership: Creating Consent Procedures” is part of the Consent & Leadership Series: comprehensive topics leaders in the modern world need to know to both understand and manage consent. If taking the classes in order, this is class # 9 To take this class, you need to have taken the “Consent & Leadership: Building a Framework” class, have taken a Consent for Leadership class (2020 or earlier), or get permission from the Consent Academy. Please let us know by email ([email protected]) if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educators: The Consent Academy is an educational collective with dedicated educators, coaches, and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations along their consent journey. Our classes are taught by a rotation of available educators using curriculum developed and shared by all of us. Where possible, we try to teach in pairs. If you have questions about a class or who is signed up to teach it, please email us: [email protected] Presented by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy
Seattle Erotic Art Festival Presents: Auction Beltane 7:00 pm
Seattle Erotic Art Festival Presents: Auction Beltane @ virtual event
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seattle Erotic Art Festival Presents: Auction Beltane @ virtual event
Join us for Auction Beltane, a sexy auction, paired with a deliciously sensual aphrodisiac experience. We are grinding away to create an evening you will enjoy with all your senses from the comfort of your home. We invite you to participate in this decadent experience that directly supports SEAF 2021. Set your calendars for May 1st 7-9 pm, buy your tickets and order your sensual, delicious and tailored aphrodisiac menu delivered right to your door May 1st 12-6 pm. We have a fantastic line up of auction items and raffle prizes to help you discover your passion and test your limits. We will be announcing auction items every week as the event approaches. Keep your sexy eyes peeled for the treat that tempts you most!   Register for the event here! Instructions will be sent after you register.
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First Thursday Discussions 7:00 pm
First Thursday Discussions @ online via Zoom
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May’s topic: The Dark Symbolism of John Santerineross. Join Sophia Sky for a tour of a sampling of works by Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Master of Erotic Art, John Santerineross on display at Gallery Erato. We’ll talk about the use of symbols and how some artists create a language of images. Sophia has been given permission to share a short film discussing the forthcoming book by John, titled “SANTERINEROSS III”, that is due out in October 2021. Register here! Our goal in hosting these meetings is to grow a community that has rich conversations about sexuality. By fostering open discussions, we hope to end the stigma around sex and sexuality so that people may live more authentically and happily. Each month’s topic and host will be announced as they are confirmed. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and religions are welcome and celebrated. Kindness and a willingness to respect another point of view are expected.    
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[Consent Academy] Managing Consent Incidents: Defamation Lawsuits 1:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Managing Consent Incidents: Defamation Lawsuits @ online via Zoom
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Managing Consent Incidents: Defamation Lawsuits @ online via Zoom
It is increasingly common for consent violators to use defamation lawsuits to silence their accusers. This abuse of the legal system can be devastatingly effective: even a groundless lawsuit can cost upwards of $10,000 to defend against. Defamation lawsuits are a serious threat to anyone who does consent activism as well as anyone who simply wants to name their abuser. This in-depth class will give you the information you need to understand the threat posed by defamation lawsuits and to minimize your exposure to them. We’ll begin by talking about how defamation law works, with a focus on the three central elements of a defamation case. We’ll also discuss what happens during a lawsuit and explore some related legal topics like false light, publication of private facts, and extortion. Our focus is on providing actionable guidance to people doing defamation work, so much of the class will cover specific strategies and techniques for incorporating defamation awareness into your practice. We’ll talk about best practices for writing a defamation-resistant public statement and will explore strategies like pre-publication review, common interest privilege, and consent to publication. Finally, we’ll discuss the rare situations when filing a defamation lawsuit is an appropriate course of action and provide specific guidelines for doing so in an ethical fashion. The class includes an extensive written guide that covers all the class topics in detail. Purchase tickets here! Important notes: This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 11:00am on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Scholarships available to those in need. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educators: Full Circle Kink is a Seattle-based kink education group known for high-quality classes on a wide range of topics. Our classes span the spectrum from beginner topics to deep dives on highly technical subjects. Regardless of the topic, our expert instructors combine deep subject matter expertise with a relentless focus on teaching practical, real-world skills. Brought to you by the Consent Academy. For more information, visit www.consent.academy
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Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group 6:00 pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group @ Online via Zoom. Please RSVP on FetLife
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rope Group for Women Tops and the bottoms who like them. A women-centered rope enthusiast group that meets every 2nd Thursday from 6-9pm. A 10 donation is requested to offset the cost of using the space. Come to a women-centered Rope Enthusiast Group. Practice ties, show off new ties, ask questions about rope practices and issues in a warm and fun environment focused on women tops, bottoms and switches. Or just hang out and socialize! There is a lot of experience here and all the support and encouragement you could ask for! If you knit and want to bring your knitting, go right ahead! It is, after all just really small rope, right? For more information and to RSVP, please see WREG’s FetLife group page: https://fetlife.com/groups/42882?page=2&sp=1 About WREG: This is a peer group dedicated to creating safe, inviting, inclusive spaces for all people to practice, share, and experiment with rope bondage. We encourage peer-to-peer education. All genders and orientations are welcome to attend, be tied, and self-tie. Only non-male-identified folks are allowed to tie others and to teach. We are (still) in the process of drafting a more comprehensive Code of Conduct and Consent. In the meantime, as always, we ask that attendees follow our simple rules (it’s ok if you have a dick or want a dick, just don’t be a dick), and respect the space we’re using. We’ll go over the full set of rules during orientation at ~6pm.
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[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Working Toward Transformative Accountability 10:30 am
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Working Toward Transformative Accountability @ online via Zoom
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
What happens after someone’s consent is broken/violated? What do you do to support the person harmed? What do you do to support the person accused of harm? How do you even begin to work with something this emotional, complex, and charged? The answer is to engage a Transformative Accountability Process. This workshop provides an introduction to Transformative Accountability: what it is, how it works, and why it works. We’ll look at this revolutionary process, focused on support and compassion as it takes a full 360 degree view of a consent incident and what happens after. If you’re ever going to need to deal with consent as a leader, which is almost inevitable, take this class. 3 Hour Online Zoom Workshop with Q&A throughout. Handouts and Zoom link will be emailed on the morning of the workshop. Purchase tickets here! Important Notes: “Consent & Leadership: Working with Transformative Accountability” is part of the Consent & Leadership Series: comprehensive topics leaders in the modern world need to know to both understand and manage consent. If taking the classes in order, this is class # 10 To take this class, you need to have taken the “Consent & Leadership: Building a Framework” class, have taken a Consent for Leadership class (2020 or earlier), or get permission from the Consent Academy. Please let us know by email ([email protected]) if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Other Suggested Workshops from the Consent & Leadership (C&L) Series for Consent Incident Management:  C&L: Working with Transformative Accountability C&L: Intersecting Challenges C&L: Working with Trauma C&L: Evaluating Consent Incidents C&L: Consent Incident Interviewing C&L: Creating Accountability C&L: In the Thick of It About the Educators: The Consent Academy is an educational collective with dedicated educators, coaches, and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations along their consent journey. Our classes are taught by a rotation of available educators using curriculum developed and shared by all of us. Where possible, we try to teach in pairs. If you have questions about a class or who is signed up to teach it, please email us: [email protected]   Presented by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy
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SEAF2021 Call For Art and Artist Portal Tour Q&A 11:00 am
SEAF2021 Call For Art and Artist Portal Tour Q&A @ Online via zoom
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SEAF2021 Call For Art and Artist Portal Tour Q&A @ Online via zoom
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is accepting art submissions May 14 through June 28, 2021, for its nineteenth anniversary event October 29-31, 2021. The Festival is seeking visual art of all mediums, literary art, interactive installation proposals, performance art, short films, and art and merchandise for the popular Festival Store. Do you have questions about how the Call for Art works? Or just want some tips and insight into how to create the best application? Attend this free informative session and learn more about the submission process for all the types of art we seek, including helpful tips and demonstrations from key staff on the Festival planning committee. Come talk to Festival organizers, ask questions and learn useful tips on how to apply to any of the Calls for Art. This information session includes: Demonstration of the online submission process — we will walk you through how the website works and answer questions along the way Tips on how to price your art. Best advice on what to submit — we will discuss what the juries and curators look for Common mistakes and how to avoid them — learn what not to do, in order to increase your chances of being accepted Q&A — there will be plenty of time after the presentation to ask your questions This session will be recorded and made available on the SEAF website for those unable to attend the meeting. Call For Art Info Page Register to submit art for SEAF2021 in our Artist Portal    
[Consent Academy] Consent Chat 2:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Chat @ online via Zoom
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Chat @ online via Zoom
Please join the Consent Academy for this session of Consent Chat – a monthly discussion group dedicated to building consent culture! We will explore the current state of consent culture through a facilitated discussion (which will never be recorded). Please come prepared to share what the practice of consent is like in your local community or subculture, in your different relationships, and within your own body; how consent is affirmed; and how consent violations are handled. Or come just to witness the discussion and learn more about the Consent Academy’s philosophy on consent. We hope that by providing an open forum for this discussion, potential pathways for growth will be revealed, supportive connections will be made, and steps toward consent culture will be taken. Anyone of open mind is welcome to attend. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Register here! This is an online discussion via Zoom. You must register in advance by noon on the day of the session. Instructions and Zoom link will be sent at 12:15pm the day of. Start time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the discussion will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your participation.
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Outside Monogamy – a discussion group 6:00 pm
Outside Monogamy – a discussion group @ Online via zoom
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Outside Monogamy - a discussion group @ Online via zoom
This discussion group explores topics relating to relationship anarchy, polyamory, swinging, consensual non-monogamy, monogamish agreements, and creative and conscious relationship structures. Join the conversation on third Wednesday’s where we will explore the myriad styles of relationships available to those who wish to embrace the power of “and”. May’s topic: Discretion in Non-Monogamy: Secrecy vs. Privacy Guest Speaker: Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti May’s moderator: Sophia Discussion Group Agreements: Only tell your own stories and respect the autonomy and confidentiality of others not in attendance. (Only share info that you have explicit permission to share.) Information shared within the group is confidential. You may share your thoughts and feelings about information others share, but let them decide when to tell their own stories. Respect differing points of view and ways of moving through the world. Honor expressed boundaries with acceptance and clarifying questions that increase your ability to respect stated or implied boundaries. Curiosity and questions are encouraged.   General timing of meetings: Gathering and settling in – 6-6:10pm Agreements and introductions: 6:10-6:30pm Main topic – 6:30-7:15pm Resource sharing and Off-topic Q&A – 7:15-7:30pm   About the Facilitator: Sophia Sky identifies as a Shenaniganarian and uses she/her pronouns. She is the Executive Director of the Pan Eros Foundation and is working to change the world’s ideas about sexuality by speaking at universities, conventions, and private groups around North America. Sophia believes that being sex positive means respecting the spectrum of sexual expression from asexual to omnisexual. She is a lover of art, cute socks, learning, and floating on bodies of water.   This is an online event via Zoom. You must register in advance. Registration ends at 5pm on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this event. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated. FREE event, $5-$10 suggested donation will go towards making future educational scholarships available to those in need. •Questions may be directed to: [email protected]
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[Consent Academy] Consent Basics 6:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
We all need to be able to talk about Consent. Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but Consent goes way beyond that. It is present in our lives every single day.  Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Get some tips, tricks, and tools for talking about Consent, whether it’s about a new relationship, sex, or a first hug. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and a better understanding of what it means to live in a Consent Culture. Register here! This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 5:30pm on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educators: The Consent Academy is a group of dedicated educators and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We have come together to promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations that want to do better. We talk a lot about consent and consensual activity. It’s the cornerstone of what we teach and who we are. And while that is easy to say, we know that living a dedication to consent takes work, awareness, and a willingness to engage.
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[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Evaluating Consent Incidents 10:30 am
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Evaluating Consent Incidents @ online via Zoom
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
When a consent incident happens, it can be hard to know what to do, or even how to think about it. How serious is it? What should you do first? What does it mean for the organization? How do you begin to support the people involved? Even with an understanding of Transformative Accountability there are specific skills that go into how to process and evaluate what happened. That starts here:  This workshop will start you down the road of how to manage a consent incident. We’ll look at the different roles involved, how reports come in and their considerations, how to build a report form, what you do with the information once you have it, and how to move on to the next steps. If you’re working with consent incidents, or are likely to in the future, this class will give you the framework you need to understand how. 3 Hour Online Zoom Workshop with Q&A throughout. Handouts and Zoom link will be emailed on the morning of the class. Important Notes: “Consent & Leadership: Evaluating Consent Incidents” is part of the Consent & Leadership Series: comprehensive topics leaders in the modern world need to know to both understand and manage consent. If taking the classes in order, this is class # 11 To take this class, you need to have taken the “Consent & Leadership: Building a Framework” class, have taken a Consent for Leadership class (2020 or earlier), or get permission from the Consent Academy. Please let us know by email ([email protected]) if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educators: The Consent Academy is an educational collective with dedicated educators, coaches, and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations along their consent journey. Our classes are taught by a rotation of available educators using curriculum developed and shared by all of us. Where possible, we try to teach in pairs. If you have questions about a class or who is signed up to teach it, please email us: [email protected]   Presented by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy
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The Pleasure Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back 6:30 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back @ online via Zoom
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back @ online via Zoom
This Month’s Practice: Feel the Earth Kissing Back Awakening at the intersections of eco-sex and eco-philosophy. A series of guided meditations punctuated by songs, strengthening our connection to our living Earthbody. Experiencing ourselves as an intrinsic part of the universal web of wonder that surrounds us and abounds from within. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! This workshop is free for BIPOC. Email Leah at [email protected] with “Free for BIPOC” in the subject line to reserve your spot. This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at noon on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Why Pleasure? We honor Pleasure as resistance to apathy. Where trauma restricts, Pleasure opens. Attuning to the self healing power of pleasure as our birthright. A space to revitalize, listen to and attend to our own needs and desires; a place of self discovery. Pleasure as the source of sacred sweetness, we embrace the nectar of our own unfolding. Why solo? Our Pleasure is our own. Pleasure is an experience we cultivate from within. Why together? We practice in community to strengthen our sense of belonging, offer witness to each other and experience our interconnectedness in a brave, vulnerable and receptive space. We intend to create community that supports the unlearning of shame, dismantling of heteronorms and affirms queerness. We welcome all gender expressions. The Practice: Simple and profound. Each workshop offers a specific invitation to engage with pleasure and can be taken as a stand alone workshop while the series intends to build community. Each practice allows 15 minutes for arriving, 15 minutes for setting group agreements and intentions, an embodiment invitation and song leading into one hour of our special activity, and concluding with 30 minutes of savoring, mingling and imbibing something seasonal and delicious. About the Educator: Greta Jane is a Certified Somatic Intimacy Educator, creative intuitive and expressive artist based in Seattle. Her work is guided by the voice of divine pleasure that lives in us all. She offers private sessions and workshops that incorporate sound, meditation, breath work, movement and touch to nurture self-expression and a deep sense of belonging. www.thepleasureguide.com Instagram @thepleasureguide www.erospirit.ca/find-a-practitioner/ ​ Our sensual selves hold the key to our wholeness and it is my honor to do this work.
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