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Pleasure > power: Raising the Standard of Consent, Public Lecture by Justine Ang Fonte

When: Monday, May 16, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Council for Race and Ethnic Studies  

Group: Council for Race and Ethnic Studies

Category: Academic, Social, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


For decades, our refusal culture taught us that "no means no." And then numerous college sexual assault cases surfaced. Affirmative consent became the new buzzwords. And then #MeToo happened. Stigma, power, and gendered expectations complicate consent. With the goal of helping people understand safety, fulfillment, and pleasure in relationships, health educator Justine Ang Fonte interrogates the barriers that compromise intimacy and flips the framework of refusal/consent to emphasize human interactions, sex-positivity, and confidence.

This public lecture is part of a week of events with educator-in-residence, Justine Ang Fonte. 

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