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Consent and Conflict Resolution in Festival Culture Sponsored by Hexenfest. 

Festivals can be a wonderful way to step out of our everyday world and envision, for a time, an alternative culture. How do we want to celebrate our time on this earth? How do we want to take care of one another? How might we resolve our conflicts? In light of the rampant abuses in our culture at large, Hexenfest is committed to creating an environment that prioritizes the safety and well-being of all participants.

This evening will be divided into two parts: 

1) Consent. What does it look like? How can we practice consent culture while still preserving flirtatious spontaneity? What types of approach are okay and what types are violating? 

2) Conflict Resolution. Whenever groups of people gather together, there is potential for conflict; differing viewpoints, misunderstandings, and poor interpretation of boundaries do arise. How can we best navigate these situations? What practices can we put in place to ensure a fair process?

 

This evening is open to all who have interest in festival culture, and Hexenfest in particular. Hexenfest’s policies will be updated based on this discussion, so if you’d like to weigh in, please join us, and help shape California’s only outdoor Pagan music and arts festival!

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Sharon Knight is a touring musician, artist, and producer of Hexenfest, a NorCal Pagan Music and Arts Festival with a Bohemian-Gothic vibe.

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Later Event: March 16
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