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Standing Together for Diversity

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With the recent political upheaval, it's become more important than ever for our alternative sexuality communities to insist upon inclusion and diversity for people of all races, sizes, genders, abilities and sexual and relationship orientations. Here's how we can stand together and prove that love trumps hate. Opening keynote for Poly Living Philadelphia 2017.

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Standing Together for Diversity

  1. 1. S TA N D I N G T O G E T H E R F O R D I V E R S I T Y A L L F O R O N E A N D O N E F O R A L L
  2. 2. WHITE cisgendered heterosexual middle-class WOMAN skinny
  3. 3. I H AV E A M I C R O P H O N E
  4. 4. I T ’ S N O T E N O U G H
  5. 5. I T ’ S N O T E N O U G H • to be a good person • to be a nice person • to be a tolerant person
  6. 6. – M I N X It’s not enough to be a good person. It takes effort to nurture diversity.
  7. 7. – - " W H E R E D O W E G O F R O M H E R E " 1 9 6 7 M L K “The majority of white Americans consider themselves sincerely committed to justice for the Negro. They believe that American society is essentially hospitable to fair play and to steady growth toward a middle-class Utopia embodying racial harmony. But unfortunately this is a fantasy of self-deception and comfortable vanity.”
  8. 8. #NotMyPresident
  9. 9. N U R T U R E D I V E R S I T Y ? H O W D O W E
  10. 10. L I S T E N W I T H O U T A S S U M I N G
  11. 11. L I S T E N W I T H O U T A S S U M I N G
  12. 12. D O N ’ T A S S U M E Y O U K N O W S O M E O N E ’ S E X P E R I E N C E
  13. 13. D O N ’ T A S S U M E Y O U K N O W S O M E O N E ’ S E X P E R I E N C E
  14. 14. – S T E V E N C O V E Y “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
  15. 15. S H O W Y O U R D I V E R S I T Y
  16. 16. S H O W I T I N Y O U R S P E A K E R S
  17. 17. S H O W I T I N Y O U R L E A D E R S H I P
  18. 18. P O S T I T P U B L I C LY
  19. 19. http://sexdownsouth.com/about-us/guiding-principles/
  20. 20. THE VOICES, FEELINGS, AND EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE OF COLOR SHOULD BE PRIORITIZED. WILL NOT ASSUME ANYONE’S GENDER IDENTITY BASED ON THEIR APPEARANCE. I WILL NOT YUCK ANYONE’S YUM. ALL RELATIONSHIPS DESERVE THE SAME RESPECT, REGARDLESS OF ORIENTATION OR CONFIGURATION. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS HAVE A RIGHT TO SEXUALITY AND SEXY SPACES. ALL BODIES, NO MATTER THEIR SHAPE OR SIZE, HAVE A RIGHT TO PLEASURE. VIOLENCE – INCLUDING PHYSICAL, VERBAL, AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE – WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. http://sexdownsouth.com/about-us/guiding-principles/
  21. 21. D O N ’ T W O R RY A B O U T P E R F E C T I O N J U S T T RY
  22. 22. R E A D T H E H AT E R S , L E A R N , I G N O R E
  23. 23. R E A D T H E H AT E R S , L E A R N , I G N O R E
  24. 24. M A K E C O U R S E C O R R E C T I O N S D E M A N D F E E D B A C K
  25. 25. F E E D B A C K M E C H A N I S M S • Email • Voicemail • Anonymous suggestion box • Twitter • Facebook • Hand-raising • Survey
  26. 26. C O M M I T M E N T T O C O O P E R AT I O N
  27. 27. N O T AT E A C H O T H E R
  28. 28. S TA N D T O G E T H E R F O R D I V E R S I T Y A L L F O R O N E A N D O N E F O R A L L
  29. 29. S TA N D I N G T O G E T H E R F O R D I V E R S I T Y A L L F O R O N E A N D O N E F O R A L L

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