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Pleasure, Bodies, Justice

April 11 - 13, 2019

PBJ 2019 aims to re-center folx on the margins. This three-day inclusive event is about starting conversations and addressing the complex politics of pleasure and body autonomy. Join us as we share local resources, sex positive science, and everyday stories about how our communities can find and sustain pleasure to live a satisfying feminist life.

Schedule of Events

Thursday April 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Marginal Bodies, Queer Consent
UWS, Pope Student Center- Room 232 Old Main

Friday April 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.
Author of Come As You Are
Coppertop Church (First United Methodist)
230 East Skyline Parkway

Friday April 12, 7-10 p.m.
Honestly, Tho...an exhibition about the revolutionary nature of vulnerability.
Prøve Gallery, 21 N Lake Ave, Duluth

Friday April 12, 9 p.m. - midnight
Dance party with DJ Nola
Blush, 18 N 1st Ave W, Duluth

Saturday April 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
HOTDISH Militia Bowl-A-Thon
Landmark Lanes in Superior, WI

Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

Author of Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

The goal of this talk is to discuss topics associated with diversity, equity, and inclusivity for a broad audience comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community members. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Emily Nagoski, who is a New York Times award-winning novelist and an expert on women's sexual well-being, healthy relationships, and the prevention of sexual violence and harassment.

Description of Dr. Nagoski’s lecture. “Yes means yes,” “no means no,” “consent is like tea,” and “Nah to the ah to the, no, no, no!” – is consent really that simple? Sometimes it is… and sometimes there’s more to it. This is the central theme of Dr. Emily Nagoski’s talk entitled “Pleasure is the Measure: Evidence-Based Consent Education.” In particular, Dr. Nagoski will discuss the art and science of sexual pleasure and communication, interactive techniques to advocate for healthy sexual relationships and prevent campus sexual assault and dating violence, and mandates for educating students, faculty, employees, and community members regarding sexual consent, bystander, and prevention education (meeting Title IX and Campus SaVE Act requirements).