March 1st, 2019

WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

On Friday, 3/1/2019, Whatcom County teens and their adult mentors are coming together for a

high school youth summit to

END SEXUAL ASSAULT,

by imagining and building 

CONSENT CULTURE

"Wait... what's consent culture?" 

Consent Culture means that we are all in charge of our own bodies.  Consent culture is a way of life where each person is free to communicate their needs and limits.  Consent culture is a pathway to healthy relationships.  It is a world where asking for permission is normal and supported in our communities and in the media.  Living in consent culture means not feeling weird or embarrassed to ask someone if they want to move forward.  It means not feeling bad if you aren't interested anymore.  It means that it's ok and healthy to set and receive boundaries.  Learn more about creating consent culture on our Videos and Resources page

"What do I need to know to sign up?" 

 

Teams of high school-aged youth can participate with their adult mentors.  Adult mentors include:

  • coaches

  • club advisers

  • teachers

  • parents

  • youth group leaders

 

Adult mentors: we are registering you NOW! You can sign up to lead a team by CLICKING HERE! Curious about leading a team but not sure how to have conversations about consent with your youth?  WE CAN HELP!  We have tons of resources and support for team leaders-- each team leader will have a check in call a week before the event, to clarify the plan for the day and answer any questions you might have.  There are tons of great resources and content for supporting young people in developing healthy, ethical relationships on our Videos and Resources page, as well as our Info for Team Leaders Page.  

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for the who what when. 

YOUTH-Informed

Our speakers are young adults who are taking a stand against sexual assault. Check them out at: SafeBAE

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-CY-AX-0012 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.