Mutiny brings its radical audience participation format to Student Activism 2011 to put the issue of Sex Education on Trial. Mutiny deliberately challenges the idea that all political meetings should resemble school lessons or lectures with the "expert" talking for 40 minutes: some of us *ARE* the experts on our own experiences... This is a collaborative discussion amongst activists, academics, creatives, old-timers and newbies, and we’re all here to listen and learn from the multitude of skill-sets that mix brings into the room. Did you meet Mutiny at NUS conference in Newcastle earlier in the year? We put Protest on Trial... but as often happens, came up with more questions than answers.
Hosted by Mutiny's own Lola Sparkle, Saturday's session will include a hilarious musical interlude by Deborah Grayson and Tobias Fauntleroy and we'll show a video clip to help spark your ideas about Sex Education. Our guest speaker is Mauve, a sex and relationships educator, and part of the organising team for our upcoming event Sex on Trial. But mostly: it's down to you? How do you feel about Sex Education? How should Sex Education look in the future and how can we make it happen? Why all the focus on STI prevention and nothing about how to go about talking about consent, desire and well-being? There'll be a central table where you can come and give your views, or your take on any question that comes up: don't ramble on through: you'll get just 60 seconds each before this rapid journey through SexEd will be onwards to the next set of ideas...
Who is Mutiny?
Mutiny is a collective of activists from across a plethora of campaigns, campuses and workplaces. Our events revolve around the creation of open spaces where people engaged with politics can discuss ideas and activity which is very close to their daily lives.
Mutiny was started by a group of activists from different political traditions – LGBTQ campaigns, Marxist groups, anarchist networks, and feminist campaigns to name just a few.
Our Mutiny is against the government and their cuts, against war, climate change, poverty, racism, homophobia and inequality of all kinds.
Because of this we work together to create events which are inclusive but which do not shy away from real political debate, honest skill and knowledge sharing and big, spectacular ideological brain aches.
Mutiny is a space for ideas. It’s designed for people who are interested in feminism, socialism, anarchism, reformism, and other generally progressive, we’re-all-in-it-together-style isms, but who don’t yet have all the answers.