The Intersection of Consent and Whiteness

Sun, Jul 12, 2020 from 2pm - 4pm

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In this time, when we are all exploring our racial identity, it can be hard to know how to talk about things, or even what to say. It can be hard to figure out what we should and shouldn't do. And it can feel overwhelming to figure it all out on your own. The Consent Academy (an educational collective based out of Seattle) has one answer to make things easier: consent. We believe using consent concepts as a base will help you better navigate racial interactions. Consent offers tools for a better way to communicate and treat people. Join our panelists for a 90 minute discussion on some of the difficulties around consent & race and how we, as white folks, can use consent to be better and stronger allies. Includes time at the end for Q&A.

The Consent Academy is sponsoring tickets at discounted prices for those with limited income. We want to make this workshop accessible to everyone. Please pay what you are able. We invite you to sponsor the Consent Academy scholarships with a Pay It Forward Sponsor ticket if you're in a financial position to do so. If you need further financial assistance, please contact us at


  • This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at noon on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins.
  • Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you:
  • No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time.
  • All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.
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About the Panelists:

McKensie “Bunny” Mack (They|Them|Theirs) is an anti-racism educator, accountability facilitator, and the founder of #BoundaryWork and the McKensie Mack Group (MMG). McKensie holds over a decade of experience helping organizations, community groups, governing agencies, and healthcare organizations expand dialogues of equity across anti-racism, gender, class, disability, and LGBTQ+ rights.Their firm, The McKensie Mack Group (MMG), has partnered with communities nationally and globally to develop equitable and anti-oppressive communications strategies and cultures that identify and dismantle social inequity while giving people the tools to better their lives and communities. McKensie's work has been featured in the NY Times, Refinery29, Chicago Tribune, BlockClub Chicago, El Pais, and The Guardian. On June 8, they became the newly appointed Executive Director of Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization on Chicago's Southside that helps to improve the lives of Black LGBTQ+ people with a particular emphasis on Black queer women. McKensie's
body of work is defined by a singular core belief: We are all born worthy.

Airen Lydick grew up in rural Nebraska, on ancestral lands of the U-Mo'n-Ho'n (Omaha), Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux), and other peoples of the Great Plains. He is a worker, facilitator, and community organizer who’s thankful to many mentors.  Airen tries to bring his story, skills, and privilege to collaborative efforts that increase healing, liberation, and joy. He is committed to doing this work through relationship, and with meaningful understandings of power, equity, interdependence, and (sub)cultures. For 20 years, he has been living mostly on the lands of Coastal Salish peoples, the dxʷsəqʷəb (Suquamish), S'Klallam, Sdoh-doh-hohbsh (Snohomish), and dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish).  Airen’s work is boosting our collective, intergenerational movements for transformative Black and Indigenous led anti-racist practice, disability justice, queer/trans empowerment, im/migrant rights, and gender equity.

more panelist info coming soon...

About the Organizers:

The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 50 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.

Presented by the Consent Academy. For more information, visit

online via Zoom

Seattle, WA

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