10 Week Sexuality Workshop
Sep
10
to Nov 12

10 Week Sexuality Workshop

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For a second year at the ECM, sexuality educator Judith Galas, will be offering a free 10-week workshop on sexuality for adults aged 18-35. Retired teacher, writer, and a national sexuality education trainer, Judith will be using the curriculum from the nationally acclaimed Our Whole Lives (OWL) program.

Because the sessions build on each other both with knowledge and participant trust, participants are asked to commit to regular attendance. All participants must attend the first session, which will dive into expectations and set a tone of safety and comfort.

The full program can include as many as 13 topic sessions. However, these will be paired down to 10 to encourage attendance. At the opening session, participants will be invited to weigh in on which topics are most critical to the group. Among the possible topics are:

  • Young adults and sexuality--the program, ground rules, introductions and understanding of sexuality.

  • Mind and body--sexual vocabulary, body image, acceptance of self and partners, personal values linked to sexuality.

  • Sexual pleasure--masturbation, attitudes toward sexual pleasure, anatomy, sexual response and orgasm

  • Keeping your body healthy--risks involved with sexual activity, safe practices for prevention of STIs and pregnancy, breast and testicular self-exams

  • Exploring gender--gender roles and restrictions, gender fluidness and complexity, and the broad category “transgender.”

  • Sexual orientation--the complexities of gender identity and orientations, one’s own comfort level, phobias and stereotypes, creation of safe spaces and support

  • Communication--talking about sex with partners, messages about roles and gender, feedback techniques, substances and sex

  • Relationships, love, and commitment--hooking up, dating, monogamy and polyamory, triangular theory of love

  • Boundaries and boundary violations--consent, sexual assault and abuse, define personal boundaries, identify unhealthy power differences

  • Family matters--family of origin, various ways to create families, unplanned pregnancy

  • Sexual fantasy and variations--variation as a component of human sexuality, BDSM, explicit media, porn, compulsive sexual behaviors, commercialization of sex

  • Closing--clarify personal values that affect sexual behavior, take-aways, final questions, group celebration

For questions about this program, contact Judith Galas: judithcgalas@gmail.com

For more information about the OWL: Lifespan Sexuality Education program please see the link below:

https://www.uua.org/re/owl


You are invited to register free of charge provided that you can commit to the full 10 weeks.

Register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-whole-lives-sexuality-workshop-tickets-55522045934

Registering for the first date, September 10th, will be sufficient to communicate attendance for the full 10 weeks.

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Drag Your Pride
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Drag Your Pride

Buy your tickets here: https://secure.givelively.org/event/ecumenical-campus-ministries-inc/drag-your-pride

Drag Your Pride is a benefit to support the ECM. This event will feature a variety of performers from Lawrence and the Kansas City Metro area and a special exhibit of BURLESQUE by photographer Robert Adler. Performances start at 8:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm, and the dance floor will be open until midnight. This event will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, a silent auction and a 50/50 pot. DRESS YOUR BEST!

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ECM Trivia
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

ECM Trivia

A Long Time Ago in a Campus Ministry Not so Far away...

Please join us for unique trivia event that brings together Star Wars, Cinco De Mayo and Trivia in support of the Ecumenical Campus Ministries. TV's Andy Morton hosts on Saturday, May 4 a fun evening of trivia, and Mexican foods and drinks.

Admission is $20 and includes dinner with a cash bar.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecm-trivia-tickets-60009502036?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1ZxSOf4Ivb8FMeDFUzuTP69KY_BAcClalzAZkgFfl0SJ_tbC8eW2vmKfs


ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ECM FACILITIES AND PROGRAMMING

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Roy Zimmerman Concert at ECM
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Roy Zimmerman Concert at ECM

Roy Zimmerman and his wife Melanie tour the country constantly bringing laughter and encouragement to the “Blue Dots” - the most progressive people in some of the least progressive places in the nation. "I get accused of preaching to the converted," says Roy, "but that's not how I think of it. I think of it as entertaining the troops."

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Ten Thousand Villages Spring Pop-Up Sale
Apr
25
to May 19

Ten Thousand Villages Spring Pop-Up Sale

A Spring Fair Trade Market featuring Ten Thousand Villages will be held at Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM), located at 1204 Oread Ave., beginning April 25 to May 19.  The market will be open Thursdays-Sundays, 10am-4pm, and will feature handmade crafts from around the world.  Every purchase made directly impacts the life and community of its artisan in a developing country.  Learn more at www.TenThousandVillages.com

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