KinkForAllSanFrancisco2 is fast approaching and now's the time to start reaching out to organizations. Below is a template email I put together to do just that. Typo cookies apply here too (cacao nib shortbread), and please go ahead and personalize it for the organizations you send it to. There's a google doc listing organizations we want to reach, so please make sure to mark off ones you've contacted and feel free to add to the list.
I hope you're doing well! I am writing to make sure you know about KinkForAll
a participant created un-conference dealing with the intersection of
sexuality and the rest of life. KinkForAll is happening on Saturday, June 16th at the Noisebridge
hackerspace in San Francisco. It is free, open to the
public, and everyone is invited to participate by leading a 20-minute
DIY teach-in or just coming to listen, learn, and meet other community
members. Please see the press release below for more information. I've also included a flier you can print and post to share this event
with your community. Please let me know if you'd like me to drop off
hard copies of the fliers.
I hope you can make it!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
KinkForAll San Francisco unorganizer
Challenging sex-ed status quo, KinkForAll brings culture hackers and peer-to-peer educators back to San Francisco
San Francisco, CA – 4/9/12 –
The Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco’s Mission district will
host a free, all-ages, and open to the public unconference full of
discussions about sexuality and its intersections with the rest of life.
Empowering participants to share knowledge directly with neighbors and
peers, organizers are encouraging everyone with an interest in
challenging the status quo regarding sexuality information and its
distribution to converge on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 for KinkForAll San
Francisco 2. The event is the tenth conference of its kind nationally,
and its second incarnation in the Bay Area.
is an opportunity for participants to explore ideas of
self-empowerment, presentation tactics and community organizing, as well
as an opportunity for cross-pollination with hacker, Maker and open
source communities,” organizer Alisa said. The “unconference” format
offers participants 20-minute slots in which to facilitate a discussion,
give a presentation or lead a session on any topic related to
sexuality. Interested individuals are already using websites and social
media to brainstorm session ideas, such as: "Open Space Technology and
Kink", “The Cake Is Not a Lie; The Closet Is,” and "Custom Relationship
Design." Many KinkForAll sessions are recorded, and videos from previous
events are available online for free.
like an interactive Wikipedia,” unconference founder Meitar Moscovitz
said. “Imagine a world where everyone not only had free access to a
library containing the sum total of sexuality information, but had a say
in what information that library recorded. That’s why everyone from
traditional sex educators to bloggers, and even chefs, circus troupes
and street performers, photographers, new media journalists, and culture
hackers of all stripes are welcome to participate.” Everyone attending
is encouraged to participate in whatever form they find most inspiring
or comfortable, including presenting, bringing food to share or
livetweeting sessions using the #KFASF2 hashtag. Anyone interested can
sign up and share ideas at http://wiki.kinkforall.org/KinkForAllSanFrancisco2 and can learn more at http://wiki.KinkForAll.org/KinkForAll.
KinkForAll San Francisco unorganizer
innovative conference to empower a citizen-driven reform of sexuality
education, KinkForAll San Francisco 2, will be held at Noisebridge
Hackerspace on June 16th, 2012. The event is free, open to the public,
and strongly stresses education and sexual freedom over eroticization.
Anyone with the desire to learn or with something to contribute is
welcome and invited to participate.
is an ad-hoc unconference about sexuality for anyone and everyone,
drawing participants from an astounding range of both sexuality-related
and other communities. Anyone with the desire to learn in an open
environment or with something to contribute is welcome and invited to
participate. KinkForAll is a 100% free event that is open to the public.
is a fast-paced event with discussions, presentations, and interaction
from all participants. There are no spectators, only participants. To
attend, you must give a presentation or otherwise help out. KinkForAll
events aim to support participants face-to-face and to create shared
knowledge with lasting benefit to humanity. KinkForAll is inspired by
and based upon the BarCamp community and unconference model.