Tuesday, March 5 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm

VoxBody Studio presents Kinky, Colorful, Conscious: A POC Roundtable Discussion led by IvyLimieux

Inspired by Colorful Kinksters Vancouver, and recognizing a need within our own community, VoxBody Studio brings you Kinky, Colorful, Conscious: A POC roundtable discussion group.

"What we are"
We are a roundtable style discussion group specifically aimed at those individuals who often fall into the "othered" category. We are a safe space to discuss various subjects openly and honestly without the judgement that comes from the filtered lens of those considered to be at the top of the "social hierarchy".

"What we want to do"
We want to discuss subjects including, but not limited to, our experiences as people of color and culturally marginalized individuals, educational and social opportunities within our intersectional kink communities aimed towards us and for us, and opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and for constructive dialogue on the challenges and possible solutions to things unique to our experiences as minorities within the kink community as a whole.

"If you wish to attend" criteria and vetting
Our first meeting will not have a vetting process prior to the first date. This is to ensure that all who meet the requirements and wish to attend can do so. All following meetings will likely require vetting, and the hosts reserve the right to rescind admission to the discussion for any reason at any time if they feel the individual does not meet the criteria of the group, does not contribute to the groups goals, or if they believe the individual comes with "ill intentions" counter-intuitive of the goals of the group.

In order to create a safe space where individuals feel free and open to discuss sensitive subjects of race, gender, and social inequality, this will be a closed event limited to specific groups of marginalized people. If you meet any one of the below criteria you are welcomed to participate fully in the discussion (subject to consenting to our house codes of conduct).

BE SURE TO READ EVENT DESCRIPTION HERE AND RSVP! VoxBodyStudio.eventbee.com/event?eid=145774992

-are visible minorities (POCs) ;and/or
-have 1 or more parents who are visible minorities (sometimes called mixed race); and/or
- have the lived experience of systemic oppression based on race, ethnicity, culture, mother tongue, place of origin, or heritage (have experienced sociologically defined racism).

"On Allies"
We love and appreciate our allies and thank them for their continued effort and support. However we ask that allies not be in attendance until the group has established their space and deemed it appropriate to open the discussion to vetted, invited allies, to be determined at a later date. An ally is anyone that does not fall into at least one of the previously outlined categories. If you are unsure if you are considered a participant or an ally, please do not hesitate to contact us at KCCVOX@gmail.com for clarification.

This event was created and hosted by a mixed race, kinky individual with support and encouragement from an ally who has offered their time and space to make this event possible.

We will be asking for a $5-10 suggested donation on a sliding scale in order to provide space for ongoing roundtables at the studio. Please contribute what you can if you can. Snacks will be provided by the host.

Please note: if you are planning to attend, please RSVP to KCCVOX@gmail.com. We need to have an email address to send you location details before the first meeting, and we also would like an accurate estimate of numbers. The address of the studio is not posted publicly, so all information regarding access to the studio will be sent via email.

Email us at voxbody@gmail.com
Check out the studio at www.voxbody.com/
Find us on Twitter and IG @voxbody

VoxBody Studio is located in Oakland. Address to be emailed to attendees the week of the event.

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