In recognition of the leadership of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (BIPOC) in creating counter-normative sexual culture, and of the impacts of sexualized violence that is targeted at BIPOC, The Somatic Sex Educators Association(SSEA) works together with the Institue for the Study of Somatic Sex Education (ISSSE) to contribute to movements for economic justice.
At present, the SSEA’s model is to fundraise to make financial support available to people who identify as BIPOC in attending the program. ISSSE applies monies from program income as well as working with SSEA to do additional fundraising, in ways they determine will support best the needs of their BIPOC students.
SSEA and the ISSSE commit to continued learning and allyship with BIPOC students in bringing more anti-racist, decolonial awareness and presence to the profession of somatic sex education.
ISSSE works with each student to offer the support that can make participation in the program possible. This includes welcoming ongoing input and yearly evaluation of how our current model of funding support is working for folks.
100% of all funds raised from SSEA webinars go directly to program costs for BIPOC students. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!