How does this course relate to your 6 week Transformative Justice Course?
Research has shown that in order to address sexual and intimate partner violence through restorative and transformative justice, facilitators must be equally trained in restorative / transformative justice practices AND the intricacies of gender based violence (Center for Court Innovation). This course can pair with our Transformative Justice course to give you the toolkit you need to address this widespread and deeply personal type of violence.
How does this course relate to your Cultivate Consent Mini-Class?
The mini-class is intended as a “taste of Consent”, a window into this framework that we believe has the power to radically transform the ways we care for ourselves and each other. It is NOT a replacement for our more comprehensive 6 week Consent, Gender, Power course, but can be a good way to prepare for that course or identify if you want to go deeper. The Consent mini-class was put together with accessibility in mind and is the equivalent of about a half day training on Consent.
Can my organization or workplace pay for me to register for the course?
- Yes, email us if you need an invoice for your group
- You can also register yourself and you will receive a receipt for reimbursement
Email [email protected] with any other questions
Am I able to access the content off of the platform or offline?
- You can order a print copy of the workbook from our website or receive it as a patron (all content is included in PDF on the platform)
- PDF Readings can be downloaded to be printed or annotated
- Audio recordings can also be downloaded to listen on the go
- You can access the content on the teachable app, and download to watch even with no wifi
What if I don’t end up having as much time as I thought during these 6 weeks?
- You can continue going through the content for the rest of the year you have access
- You will get monthly reminders to go through content as access gets close to expiring
- You can let us know you’d like to be moved to a future cohort
What if I want more live time or hands on support?
- You can sign up for a bundle with a daylong facilitated retreat
- You can book more coaching on our website or through patreon
- You can bring us to your community to offer a webinar or retreat
What accessibility strategies do you take to make this course work for folks with disabilities and different learning styles?
Our virtual learning experience is designed to align with a diversity of learning styles. We offer readings as well as videos, somatic exercises, podcasts and journal prompts. There are spaces for reflection, for discussion and for connecting, be it through our buddy system, our virtual discussion board, or coaching. A worksheet to support in executive functioning and planning is shared during welcome week that details all of the options for engagement with spaces to map out your plan for what to do and on what timeframe, this worksheet can also be done in partnership with a Spring Up coach to get additional support in executive functioning.
In terms of platform content, videos are all captioned and can be listened to. For videos that we make, we read off any text that shows up in that video. All of the readings and articles on our platform have audio recordings of the text. Most of them are accessible to screen readers but some of them, like embedded pdf workbooks, might be less accessible. If you need a different version of a reading, email [email protected] or leave a comment requesting the information you need and we will do our best to meet that need.
All live spaces are on zoom and include closed captioning. Live spaces tend to be scheduled in US timezone evenings during the week. 1:1 Coaching is more flexible with times available on coaches calendars at various times and days of the week for you to select from
Does this course work for folks outside of the US?
Yes, since each participant chooses what time of day to explore the content, this course is very flexible for people in different time zones. International students may be less able to attend the live mixers, but can still take advantage of 1:1 coaching and set up time to chat with course buddies closer to their time zone.
Is this course only in English?
At this time our content and resources are all in English - we are working on a translation of our workbooks to Spanish this year. You can request translation to other languages by emailing [email protected], with the subject "translation."
If you would prefer to receive coaching in Spanish, email [email protected] requesting coaching for the CGP course in Spanish.
Can you tell me more about the folks who made this course?
The lead designers for this course are Spring Up co-founders and co-directors Stas (they/them) aka the imaginatrix, and Leander "Lea" (they/he) aka the mythematician. Stas is a nonbinary BlaQ Italian storyteller, and Leander is a transmasculine European American facilitator and lifelong learner. The two have given two TEDx talks: "Cultivating a Culture of Consent" and "The Millennial Mindset Can Save the World," are published in the critically acclaimed anthology "We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out," appeared in the documentary "The Hunting Ground" and on stage with Lady Gaga at the 2016 Oscars. They have presented on consent, gender, and justice at over 100 universities and schools nationwide including Brown University, Yale Law School, University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Vassar College and many more.
A Message from Stas + Leander: We are a couple who have been in relationship, collaborating and healing together for the past 10 years. You will see us in videos, get to read essays we wrote on this topic, and get access to worksheets and tools that we developed in community over the past 10 years. This course particularly is a labor of love with curriculum that we have been working on since 2013 in workshops, trainings, and community accountability processes with folks around the US (and even some around the world!) This course is rooted in our formal and informal study and lived experience of race, gender, and structural/ historical systems of oppression as well as liberatory practices. You will also get access to some fiction we wrote as part of our book Millennial Sex Education, since we think it is critical that work analyzing sexual and gender based harm take a look at the intimate moments where these systems show up without overexposing individuals and exploiting their personal stories.