Exploring the Dominant Constructions of Consent


DATE & TIME: FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2021, 9.30AM – 11.30AM
FEE: $80.00 + GST
FORM: A Zoom link will be sent out a day prior to the session commencing


We want to offer a space to critically explore and open up the conversation surrounding consent, respect and negotiations in intimate sexual relationships. Although dominant constructions and teachings of consent are often targeted for young people; through this workshop we want to offer an opportunity to locate this as a bigger issue. Through a systems’ framing of white heteropatriarchy, we want to expose the histories, politics and ideas associated with consent.

We would like to talk with colleagues to explore some of the following questions:

• What are the assumptions embedded in dominant teachings and frameworks for consent?

• How do the discourses of consent shape our understanding of our selves in sexual

relationships and our expectations for practice, policy and intervention?

We welcome colleagues to join us for this reflective workshop where we will collectively name, expose and explore critical discourses and assumptions about consent, and thereby challenge us, our thinkings and praxis.