- Participants will engage with peer/youth sexual wellness anti-violence educators, and learn about their experiences doing the work
- Participants will learn how to implement peer/youth led SV prevention efforts in their programs, school and agencies
- Participants will engage in interactive theater and improv games and activities that create conversations around consent, communication, identity development boundary setting.
- Participants will learn from each other's expereinces in doing SV prevention work.
Peer and youth led sexual violence prevention efforts that incorporate interactive theater and improv approaches are best practice, and lead to prevention through liberation. Participants will gain solid knowledge on these approaches by learning about the creation and implementation Of the SWAVE (Sexual Wellness Anti-Violence Educators) Team at Southern Oregon University. This student led and facilitated effort collaborates across campus (and in our community) to engage peers in healthy sexuality education that is relevant, interactive, intentional, and inclusive. We understand that Oppression is the root cause Of sexual violence, and that we all play a role in preventing it. The work Of the SWAVE team operates from an anti-oppressive approach, focusing on culture change and liberation. This interactive session is an opportunity for participants to learn from and engage with the presenters (and each other) as we share our journey in creating the SWAVE Team. We will discuss how we are financing this work, how we utilize an and Off campus partnerships, and how we assess our efforts. Additionally, this workshop will engage participants in understanding improv and interactive theater as a catalyst to start conversations and practice intervention responses that can lead to change. We will get folks up and moving as we practice different activites and games with the goal of creating brave spaces where culture change can happen.