FORCE inspired students to generate these conversations and begin thinking about how to change not only their lives but also the culture that surrounds them.
— Lindsay, Maryland Institute College of Art
I learned so much in the workshop today. For the first time I felt comfortable to admit that some of my sexual experiences weren’t consensual, and that wasn’t ok. It was really validating to be part of this.
— Anonymous, University of Maryland
A Monument Quilt workshop at the North Carolina Innovations Conference at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

A Monument Quilt workshop at the North Carolina Innovations Conference at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

 

Workshops

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.

CONSULTATION

  • 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

COLLEGES

  • 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