Stop Porn Culture Training – 5th to 7th June in Boston

Stop Porn Culture is planning our next training on how to present our feminist anti-pornography slideshow.

The training will be held at Wheelock College in Boston on June 5-7, 2009. We are asking for a $50 donation to cover our costs, but this can be waived for those who need it. Limited scholarships for travel and expenses are available (see below). The training will start at 5PM on Friday with a pizza and finger food dinner. We’ll finish up at 1PM on Sunday.

Come and get the experience, knowledge, and confidence to talk publicly against pornography in your community. The training will include some in-depth presentations on topics such as:
-background on the economic industry that is pornography
-First Amendment and other free speech issues
-women in the industry
-the question of “alternate” images

We will also have a long session of practicing Q & As in small groups. The training will end with a session on self-care for presenters and activists since, as many of you know, this work can be grueling.

We may have access to the dorms at Wheelock, which would offer an inexpensive lodging option. If you’d be interested in that, we’ll send you further notification when we hear back from the college.

For more information and a registration form email stoppornculture@gmail.com

* Scholorships

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are able to offer some scholarship money to participants who otherwise might not be able to come.

We are offering scholarships up to $100, which each participant will be free to apply to whatever expenses (transportation, lodging, etc) she chooses.

Sadly, there will of course be more applicants than scholarships. We are asking applicants to provide the following information so that the registration committee can decide how best to award the scholarships. Please don’t be nervous about grammar and prose; commitment and vision are much more important.

· A history of your activism.
· A list of affiliations and organizations to which you belong.
· A brief statement of what you hope to do with the information gathered at the training.
· The amount you are requesting (up to $100).

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2009. You can expect to hear from us soon after that.



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