WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Scroll down to check out our year-round programming in sexual health justice, reproductive justice, gender justice, and more.
GET YOURSELF TESTED!
The SIC frequently hosts free drop-in STI testing events provided by Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. These events are intended to increase access to routine sexual health services. Tests are free, confidential, and quick! The tests provided at these events use urine samples, and test for chlamydia and gonorrhea only. We recommend getting tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea at least once a year. Check our Facebook page for updates on the next testing event in Oberlin!
Visit Planned Parenthood's website for information on getting tested for STIs other than chlamydia and gonorrhea. Or visit our "Additional Resources" page for info on other places to get tested near Oberlin.
PAST WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
1 IN 3: ABORTION STORIES WATCH PARTY
April 26, 2019
Youth face unique barriers to abortion access. That's why it's SO important to share our stories and bust the stigma! As we share our stories we begin to build a culture of compassion, empathy, and support for access to basic health care. It’s time for us to come out in support of each other and in support of access to legal and safe abortion care in our communities. Check out the #YouthTestify videos and the 1 in 3 Campaign website!
ABORTION DOULA TRAINING
April 5 - April 6, 2019
The Sexual Information Center and the Oberlin Doula Collective were proud to offer Oberlin's fourth annual Abortion Doula Training in spring 2019. A big Thank You to the Wesleyan Doula Project, for coming to Oberlin and training a cohort of 25 new abortion doulas. Our abortion doulas provide emotional, physical, and informational support to people experiencing abortion in the greater Cleveland area. For more info on the Wesleyan Doula Project, click here!
SEX TOY SALE
October 12, 2018
Come to Wilder 115 for a Sex Toy Sale with Adultmart! There will be a wide range of toys for a wide range of prices. Remember to bring any kind of ID showing that you are 18 or older! The SIC will also be offering lube at sliding scale cost. If you have any questions or access needs, don't hesitate to email the SIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIC OPEN HOUSE
September 1, 2018
Meet the student staff of the Sexual Information Center (SIC)! This open house is geared toward first-year students & friends/family, so that folks who are new to Oberlin can orient themselves to the wide range of services that we offer. The SIC offers a wide range of free and at-cost safer sex supplies, menstrual products, and gender affirming items, as well as confidential peer counseling relating to safer sex and risk reduction, consent, relationships, pleasure, pregnancy options, and more. Stop by to chat about our comprehensive sex ed courses and sexual health justice programming. Yummy snacks provided!
April 18 - May 3, 2018
In spring 2018, the SIC hosted our 2nd annual Sex Talks event series! Throughout April and early May, SIC Staffers ran workshops on chill culture & rape culture, talking about STIs, healthy relationships, peer support skills, problems in porn, friends causing harm, and more. We also hosted Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens for a talk and Q&A on the early roots of the medical industrial complex, and enslaved women's relationship to obstetrics and gynecology.
Sex Talks culminated in an evening-long event, "Wilder Night," where students gathered in Wilder Hall for free HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea testing, a pop-up free store, a PRSM consent room, a call-your-reps action, tarot readings, essential oil sampling, a sex toy sale, a dance party, and more!
ABORTION DOULA TRAINING
March 31 - April 1, 2018
The SPIRAL Collective came to Oberlin in spring 2018 for their 3rd annual Abortion Doula Training at Oberlin College! SPIRAL's weekend-long intensive training equipped participants with the skills needed to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to folks having surgical or medical abortions. For more info on SPIRAL (Supporting People in Reproduction, Abortion & Loss) visit their website at https://www.spiralmn.com/.
Stay tuned for more info on the Oberlin Doula Collective, a group founded by the SIC that will provide free abortion doula services to folks in the Northeast Ohio area.
NOVEMBER WORKSHOP SERIES
November 18 - November 30, 2017
In fall 2017, the SIC hosted a series of workshops on topics such as taking your idols down, chill culture & rape culture, tinder & desirability politics, and peer support. We also hosted a lube workshop, where participants got to learn about different lube types and textures, and a teach-in about PrEP and PEP with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, where participants learned about safe ways to prevent the spread of HIV. For more info on the LGBT Center, visit their website at http://lgbtcleveland.org/index.html.
Want to suggest a workshop, speaker, or event?
The SIC frequently runs workshops, hosts speakers, and organizes events relating to sexual health, sexual health justice, gender justice, reproductive justice, and more. We'd love to get your input on what kinds of workshops, speakers, or events to host next. We are generally comfortable either collaborating with you or another student group to make it happen, or doing it ourselves, as long as we have sufficient funds.
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