FORCE offers a variety of workshops and programs about consent, supporting survivors, creative activism, sexual and domestic violence prevention messaging and community art and social practice. We can also create custom presentations to fit your needs. Bring FORCE to your campus or your organizations for an inspiring workshop about upsetting rape culture and supporting survivors in our communities!
Rape Culture and Intersectionality 101: A beginner’s guide to understanding what rape culture and how it intersects with white supremacy, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.
Rape Culture in Your Community: Workshop series reviewing what rape culture is, how it is interconnected with white supremacy, and how both show up in the context of your life and work. This workshop is developed and adapted with each school/organization.
Building a Collective: Reflections and lessons learned from the FORCE collective about how to create an organization that fights rape culture from the inside out.
Decriminalize Survival: A teach-in about policy and circumstances that lead to the criminalization of survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence.
A Guide to Upsetting Rape Culture: activist toolkit about how to create a culture jam and other art activism.
Creating Consent Culture on your Campus: working group to develop ideas about how to promote consent.
This Is Consent: a sex-positive discussion of consent and supporting survivors through the lens of FORCE’s past work.
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, 2010-2015: artist talk about FORCE’s various artistic projects since its inception in 2010.
Space for Survivors: focus on tools for supporting survivors, including hands on healing activities. This workshop can be adapted as an intentional space for survivors with specific identities.
Colleges and universities bring FORCE to campus for many reasons, including sex week, Take Back the Night, Domestic and Sexual Assault Awareness months (October and April), Freshmen Orientation, Artist Talks, and displays of the Monument Quilt. Professional organizations bring FORCE to trainings and professional development gatherings for staff and volunteers, to learn more about rape culture and/or to learn how to engage with creative activism in the fight to end rape. FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture has previously presented at the following colleges, conferences and organizations.
Restorative Response Baltimore, consultation and training, Baltimore, MD: 2018
Planned Parenthood, My Body Is My Own Campaign: 2018
Virginia Action Alliance, LGBTQ Hotline campaign: 2016
Social Fabrics Panel, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: 2018
Ohio University, Athens, OH: 2017
Resident Artist, The Park School of Baltimore, Pikesville, MD: 2017
Visiting Artist, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH: 2017
Towson University, Baltimore, MD: 2017
Colgate University: 2016
Maryland Institute College of Art: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
University of Maryland Baltimore County: 2013, 2014, 2015
Johns Hopkins University: 2014, 2015
Trinity Washington University: 2015
Goucher College: 2015
Gustavus Adolphus College: 2015
Morgan State University: 2015
University of Maryland College Park: 2015
Towson University: 2015
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: 2013, 2014
Wesleyan University: 2014
Millersville University, 2014
Bishop’s University: 2014
University of Illinois: 2014
Ohio University: 2014
Oberlin College: 2013
Saint Michael’s College: 2013
South Puget Sound Community College: 2013
George Washington University: 2012
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES and TRAININGS
NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Greensboro, NC: 2018
Maryland Art Educators Association Conference, Towson, MD: 2018
Maryland Health Educators Conference, Baltimore, MD: 2018
Keynote, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Nashville, TN: 2017
Keynote, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault Women of Color Network, MD: 2017
Army Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response & Prevention: 2016
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: 2015
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence: 2015
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 2014, 2015
Allied Media Conference: 2014
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: 2014
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: 2014
Native Alliance Against Violence: 2014
National Sexual Assault Conference: 2013, 2014
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault: 2013