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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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Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group 6:00 pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group @ Online via Zoom. Please RSVP on FetLife
Jul 9 @ 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] Non-Verbal Consent 1:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Non-Verbal Consent @ online via Zoom
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Non-Verbal Consent @ online via Zoom
  We say a lot with our bodies, from the way we look at one another, to the way we move, to the smallest of muscle contractions. Our non-verbal cues are a language all their own. One which can be very hard to read and interpret. When it comes to consent, being able to read that non-verbal language is both crucial and limited. Ever wonder if the other person is saying “yes” with their eyes? Ever feel confused if it’s ok to move forward without asking verbally? Join us for a look at what the body is saying and what it means for consent. Purchase Tickets Here! This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 10:00AM Pacific Time 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. Scholarships available to those in need. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] 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. Presented by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy
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SEAF Artist Talk: Rae Akino 1:00 pm
SEAF Artist Talk: Rae Akino @ online via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SEAF Artist Talk: Rae Akino @ online via Zoom
  Private Zoom chat and virtual art tour with artist,  Rae Akino. Rae Akino has six paintings selected for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2020. Rae Akino is a self-taught visual artist, influenced by music,literature life, etc; The DC native uses bold colors and expressive form to explore identity, sexuality, Afrocentrism, spirituality, mental health, and self. “My objective is to make the viewer connect and think outside themselves. To see beyond the pretty picture on the wall” Registrants will be emailed meeting login information before the meeting time on Sunday, July 12th.
[Consent Academy] The Intersection of Consent and Whiteness 2:00 pm
[Consent Academy] The Intersection of Consent and Whiteness @ online via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
[Consent Academy] The Intersection of Consent and Whiteness @ online via Zoom
In this time, when we are all exploring our racial identity, it can be hard to know how to talk about things, or even what to say. It can be hard to figure out what we should and shouldn’t do. And it can feel overwhelming to figure it all out on your own. The Consent Academy (an educational collective based out of Seattle) has one answer to make things easier: consent. We believe using consent concepts as a base will help you better navigate racial interactions. Consent offers tools for a better way to communicate and treat people. Join our panelists for a 90 minute discussion on some of the difficulties around consent & race and how we, as white folks, can use consent to be better and stronger allies. Includes time at the end for Q&A. Purchase Tickets Here. 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. Scholarships available to those in need. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Panelists: McKensie “Bunny” Mack (They|Them|Theirs) is an anti-racism educator, accountability facilitator, and the founder of #BoundaryWork and the McKensie Mack Group (MMG). McKensie holds over a decade of experience helping organizations, community groups, governing agencies, and healthcare organizations expand dialogues of equity across anti-racism, gender, class, disability, and LGBTQ+ rights. Their firm, The McKensie Mack Group (MMG), has partnered with communities nationally and globally to develop equitable and anti-oppressive communications strategies and cultures that identify and dismantle social inequity while giving people the tools to better their lives and communities. McKensie’s work has been featured in the NY Times, Refinery29, Chicago Tribune, BlockClub Chicago, El Pais, and The Guardian. On June 8, they became the newly appointed Executive Director of Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization on Chicago’s Southside that helps to improve the lives of Black LGBTQ+ people with a particular emphasis on Black queer women. McKensie’s body of work is defined by a singular core belief: We are all born worthy. Airen Lydick grew up in rural Nebraska, on ancestral lands of the U-Mo’n-Ho’n (Omaha), Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux), and other peoples of the Great Plains. He is a worker, facilitator, and community organizer who’s thankful to many mentors.  Airen tries to bring his story, skills, and privilege to collaborative efforts that increase healing, liberation, and joy. He is committed to doing this work through relationship, and with meaningful understandings of power, equity, interdependence, and (sub)cultures. For 20 years, he has been living mostly on the lands of Coastal Salish peoples, the dxʷsəqʷəb (Suquamish), S’Klallam, Sdoh-doh-hohbsh (Snohomish), and dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish).  Airen’s work is boosting our collective, intergenerational movements for transformative Black and Indigenous led anti-racist practice, disability justice, queer/trans empowerment, im/migrant rights, and gender equity. more panelists coming soon…   About the Facilitators: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 50 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities. Presented 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
Jul 14 @ 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. July’s meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14th. 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? Please go to WREG’s FetLife page group page for more information: https://fetlife.com/groups/42882?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 Basics 6:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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. This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Please email [email protected] to RSVP and receive a link to join. All sexes, genders, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and communication styles welcome and celebrated. Hosted by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy For questions, email [email protected] 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.
Between the Covers 7:00 pm
Between the Covers @ online via Zoom
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Between the Covers @ online via Zoom
Join co-moderators Sophia and Erin in our Online Book Discussion Group as we explore a range of monthly topics. Unlike most Book Groups, we will not all be reading the same title for discussion, in fact, we encourage you to bring what resource you find topically worthy of sharing. Resources include, and are not limited to, book titles, articles, podcasts, films/documentaries. Be prepared to briefly introduce your title/resource as we embark on discussion and engage in community. July Topic: Exploring BDSM Sophia: Playing Well With Others:Your Field Guide to Discovering, Navigating and Exploring the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities by Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams Erin: BDSM 101 by Rev. Jen   About the Facilitators: 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 & floating on bodies of water. Erin Payton Baker, she/her pronouns, holds an MLIS degree from the University of Washington and is a Washington State Certified Librarian. With a background in Community Outreach Programming, Erin has facilitated Adult Book Groups and Adult Education Tutoring in the area public library sector and is currently working on the recirculation of Pan Eros Library as the Foundation’s Head Librarian. As an avid reader and enthusiastic learner she is making her way through the Collection. This is an online event via Zoom. You must register in advance. Registration ends at 6pm 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. Questions may be directed to: [email protected]
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Exploring Dominance and Submission 7:00 pm
Exploring Dominance and Submission @ online via Zoom
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exploring Dominance and Submission @ online via Zoom
Dominance and submission (D/s) is a key element in many kinky relationships and play styles. Take a tour of the types of power exchange that people choose to imbue their relationships and play with in a consensual context. We will talk about finding the core of your fantasy, and how to negotiate for these types of play so that everyone’s desires are met. For play situations, we’ll help brainstorm rituals and “containers” to enhance your D/s dynamic. For relationships, we’ll discuss how to sustain dynamics, as well as recognizing when dynamics need to be adjusted for changing lives. Purchase Tickets Here! This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 5:00pm 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. Scholarships available to those in need. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: 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, sex, learning & starry skies. Jim Duvall is a sexuality activist who has volunteered for many organizations over the years, including founding the Center for Sex Positive Culture and Seattle Erotic Art Festival, and served on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Pan Eros Foundation. Jim teaches on a variety of topics from consent to erotic photography to rope bondage all over North America. Currently, they work as a fine art photographer in Seattle, WA.
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[Consent Academy] Trauma Responses: Beyond Fight, Flight, and Freeze 7:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Trauma Responses: Beyond Fight, Flight, and Freeze @ online via Zoom
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In these change-making times, it is more crucial than ever that we recognize the way stress and trauma show up in our bodies and behaviors. Taking the time to acknowledge and tend to our body’s natural defense mechanisms can help prevent lasting harm to ourselves and others, protecting our overall capacity, which is a foundational pillar of consent. Join the Consent Academy for an accessible look at our sympathetic nervous system, simple ways to identify a wide variety of trauma responses (much more than fight, flight, and freeze), as well as tips on how to navigate back to an empowered baseline. Purchase Tickets Here!   This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 5:00pm 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. Scholarships available to those in need. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 50 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities. Presented by the Consent Academy. For more information, visit www.consent.academy
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[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Men 6:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Men @ address given upon RSVP
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Men @ address given upon RSVP
              We all want to do our best and support each other when it comes to consent and consensual behavior. There are lots of discussions about consent going on right now, but engaging in them comes with its own challenges. To help support everyone’s efforts in moving the discussion forward, the Consent Academy is starting a new discussion group for male-identified folk to talk about issues around consent; both sexual consent and every-day consent. We’ll have space to share ideas, understanding, and concerns in a male focused space. The group is open to all male-identified folk who want to engage in this important conversation. The group is free, but you’re welcome to bring snacks,drinks, or information to share. If you’d like to attend, please contact [email protected] to RSVP and receive the address. Feel free to reach out with any questions as well!
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