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Consent Action Week

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Consent Action Week is a university-wide educational initiative held during the third week of September and the last week of January.

Both weeks are an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to create a dialogue about consent, pleasure and relationships, as well as increase understanding of the issue of sexual violence. It's also an opportunity to increase awareness of services on and off campus. This week is a significant opportunity to reflect, champion, and celebrate consent as a cornerstone of all relationships, not just intimate ones.

This date was chosen because the first six weeks of school are designated  (PDF file) the Red Zone (external link) , when there is an especially significant increase in sexual violence at schools. Canada would be the first country in the world to recognize and adopt this week to ensure that everyone feels respected and safe wherever they live, work and play.

Faculties, departments, and student groups are encouraged to participate in Consent Action Week by organizing programming, attending events and spreading the word. If you are interested in partnering or hosting your own events, Consent Comes First would love to work with you; please reach out at


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Consent Action Week 2023 Events

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We craft consent. Come, hang out, talk about consent, make some new friends and take home some sweet swag! There will be so! many! arts !! Including button making, embroidery and silk screening. Join Consent Comes First for an afternoon of crafting and conversations! We will have lots of supplies, so bring your creativity and leave the rest to us.

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A winter orientation mixer for 2SLGBTIA students. Join us for a voguing class wiht Matthew 'Snoppy' Cuff, crafting, games and silk screening. Come as you are and leave with lots more friends.

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If we're gonna heal, let it be glorious" - Warsan Shire

Healing Gloriously is a night of spoken word and poetry by TMU students about healing, consent and resistance. Taking place January 24th at 6:00 pm in Oakham Cafe, we welcome all to attend. Coffee and tea will be provided. If you would like to share your work, please complete the form in bio by January 17th. google form

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It’s time for a Sexual Health Community Fair! Come by the SLC Amphitheatre on Thursday, January 26th, from 11:00 to 2:00 to check out local resources focused on sexual health and sexual violence support within our community. Get answers to your questions about consent, relationships, and sex, plus the chance to win some cool prizes.

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Stories Spark Change: adrienne maree brown in conversation with Keneisha Charles on January 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET, 2023. Join internationally renowned author adrienne maree brown and student leader and poet Keneisha Charles for an in-depth conversation about healing, pleasure, accountability and building a world based on consent.