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Consent Fest 2018

The Consent Academy Presents:

Consent Fest 2018: #ConsentIsEssential!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at the Optimism Brewery
1158 Broadway Seattle WA 98122
6:00 – 9:00pm

It’s 2018 and a lot has happened. We’ve had thousands of women stand up and join the #metoo movement, significant political controversy, and more discussion about consent than we have seen, maybe ever.

So what’s next? How do you and the people around you practice consent in this climate? What can we do to #dobetter?

Please join the Consent Academy, the Foundation, and other organizations, for this FREE all-ages community festival celebrating Consent Culture and exploring these questions. We recognize your work in promoting a more Consensual world and are extending a very special invitation to YOU!

The Consent Academy is a collective of consent educators and experts. We are committed to building Consent Culture across the country through classes, workshops, and consultations for groups of all sizes; businesses, organizations, and individuals.

The event is being held at the Optimism Brewery. This is an all ages brewery that focuses on community. It’s even dog friendly. Signature brews will be available for purchase.

The night will include an opening welcome and introduction to consent culture. Our partners in consent will have a chance to speak if they so choose. Then we’ll have time for people to visit the tables and stations set up. And will cap off the night with a raffle and prizes.

We would love for you to come and help us promote Consent Culture. There are a variety of ways you can do that:

  • Partner in Consent: Join us “On Stage” to welcome people and talk a little bit about your organization’s commitment to consent.

  • Outreach: Set up a table for your organization to give out information about you and about consent and/or consent culture.

  • Consensual Support: Show up and support consent culture.

  • Spread the Word: Let people in your organization know about the event, encourage them to come, and talk about it on your social media and in your newsletters.

  • Spread Consent Culture: Talk about building a Consent Culture as a way to move through the troubling and difficult times we’re all facing.

Please contact the us at the Consent Academy by Wednesday, January 16th, as we have a spot reserved for you, but we need your consent to move forward. #ConsentIsEssential! .

If you have any questions, or need more information, please email the Consent Academy directly.


Thank you for a magnificent year!


This has been a successful year for the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture and its programs: Consent Academy, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, our education program, and the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society’s first annual SECS Film Fest. I wanted to thank you for all the support you have given to this organization. Every time you buy a ticket, make a donation, share information about us on social media, and volunteer your time or skills, it is a valuable contribution to the work we are doing to make the world a safer, more accepting place for people of all genders and sexual orientations. If you have more to give, please add the Foundation to your list of charities for your end of year giving.

I believe that to be whole and happy, we have to accept our sexuality as a part of ourselves. I believe that art is a perfect tool to help us understand other experiences outside our own. Erotic art can help us transcend tolerance and move into acceptance of the vast array of sexual expression. Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Seattle Erotic Cinema Society strive to create atmospheres that support and celebrate societal and personal evolutions.

The Consent Academy continues to be a resource for strengthening Consent Culture throughout the Puget Sound. Not only within Foundation events and programs, but through offering education and consultations. The Education Program is dedicated to offering a safe space for explorations for all with a variety topics, and the Pay It Forward Scholarship program.

All of our programs share a common goal to make this world more consent-conscious and a safer place for people to become their whole, authentic selves.

You can learn of the many ways you can support the on this web page, or you can donate directly online using a credit card here.

All of us at the Foundation are out to change the world. Your tax deductible donation will help make that change happen. Whether you choose to support a specific program or the organization in general, you have our deepest appreciation.

Yours in service of creating a more loving, consenting, sex positive world,

Sophia Iannicelli
Executive Director


Consent Academy needs you!

Consent is a huge thing that’s being talked about right now, and it’s not even close to big enough. Talking about it is not enough and we’re setting out to do more. This is your chance to be a part of that.

The FSPC is organizing the Consent Academy. This will be a group put together to teach about Consent for individuals, schools, and organizations. We are also working to expand the amount and caliber of Consent Education being provided. We are starting here in Seattle and plan to move out from here.

We are looking for a group of eight dedicated volunteers to get this program up and running as quickly as possible. Our goal is to have a working group creating new curriculum and taking contracts by November of this year. If you are someone, or if you know someone, who would like to participate details on how to apply are listed below.

blessingPositions we are looking to fill:

  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Internet Presence/Social Media Coordinator
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Consent Curriculum Creators
  • Consent Educators

What we expect from applicants:

  • A minimum of 12 hours of work in roll per month (probably more for a few months)
  • An ability to attend monthly group meetings (preferably in person)
  • A dedication to understanding consent and its complexity
  • A dedication to modeling consent and consensual behavior
  • A willingness to work in a collaborative environment
  • Flexibility in roll and duties

If you are interested please send a letter of intent stating why consent work is important to you, how you believe you would fit into our organization, and your willingness to commit to this crusade. Include a current resume and how you would like us to contact you. Applications can be emailed to [email protected]. We expect to be doing interviews the first week of October.

If you have any further questions, let us know. Also, we are working to put together a list of organizations that need, want, or would benefit from Consent Education. If you know of any such places, please let us know that as well.

Best Regards,

Sar Surmick
[email protected]