On Thursday, October 9th, 7pm-9pm the Foundation is hosting two of the hardest working sexuality activists from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) at a fundraising dinner and panel discussion at The BalMar*** in Ballard. Advance registration for dinner is needed by end of day, Friday October 3rd. Drinks and gratuity not included in the $30 ticket price.
The panelists, Judy Guerin and Richard Cunningham, will be talking about the legal issues facing the sex positive community today, and the status and progress of the Consent Counts program of the NCSF. We really want you to be a part of Consent Counts and be able to raise awareness of how it is doing and the potential for all of us when it succeeds.
Richard O. Cunningham, B.S., M.A., J.D., has advocated for over 40 years on issues of gender, race and sex. He has played a leading role in landmark legal cases, including being the supervising attorney on the U.S. Supreme Court case to allow women in military academies and the initiating attorney for the lawsuit during the Vietnam War that resulted in the “Fairness Doctrine” to require balanced media coverage of political issues. He is senior international trade partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington, D.C. He is the former Chair of the Boards of the NCSF Foundation and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Dick currently serves as NCSF’s Legal Counsel.
Judy Guerin is a well-known activist, writer, speaker and educator on issues of sexual freedom and gender expression. She is also a long-time practitioner of BDSM and sex educator on BDSM activities. She is a former board member of GenderPAC, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, Forum 21 and the Black Rose. She is a former steering committee member of the National Policy Roundtable of GLBTQ/HIV groups, former executive director of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and advisor to the European Union Human Rights Commission on issues of sexual freedom and GLBTQ issues. She currently directs NCSF’s Consent Counts Project to decriminalize consensual BDSM in the U.S.
***Please note: The BalMar’s upstairs meeting room is accessible only by stairs.