Register for 2021 Virtual Summit Sessions

The Summit will take place over the course of 3 days. Please sign up for as many sessions as you’d like. There are no limits to how many people can join and there are also GIVEAWAYS that will be happening throughout the event, so you have to login to your session for a chance to WIN!

February 26-28

2021 Virtual Consent Summit

We are excited to bring back our successful Virtual Consent Summit again this year, highlighting some of our amazing partners in this work from around the US! As always, all registrations are free and we encourage you to seek community service hours or extra credit for participating.

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Friday, February 26

Centering the Disability Experience: Normalizing Sexuality

This presentation will be geared towards parents/caregivers and educators on how to include and adapt education and skill-building to youth with disabilities as it relates to sexual health, consent, prevention of abuse, and sexual self-advocacy. Youth with disabilities are a marginalized population that is often purposefully excluded from sexual health education and conversations; which places them at increased risk for abuse and assault.


Safe Students: Identifying Changes in Student Health/Behavior

As a rape survivor, turned Lifestyle and Wellness Coach, it is my life’s mission to help young women attain unstoppable confidence and self-worth. I believe it’s important for educators and parents to also begin identifying behavior changes that often follow a sexual violation; changes that frequently go unnoticed.


Promoting Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships

We will discuss aspects of the LGBTQ+ community and how they can be applied in healthy relationships, such as a sense of self-pride, fluidity, “found families”, and an expansive view of what romance and sexuality look like in relationships.


Survivors & the Hospital Experience

As a current child life specialist in a pediatric emergency department, I work with kids daily who come in after disclosure for their medical exam. In this presentation, I would be educating parents on what to expect in the hospital setting after a child reports or is found to be abused.


Giving the Elephant Love

In this presentation, I will address the elephant in the room. We all have something we are scared to talk about especially our children. I want to express the importance of having tough conversations because they can save a life.


Boys Will Be Men: Instilling Healthy Masculinity Now for a Healthier Future

This presentation will explore the ways in which we commonly raise boys in our society, the negative effects of this traditional/toxic masculinity, and then finally the positive effects of healthy masculinity and how we can promote this. It will start with a gender role analysis, asking “What is manly?” and “What is not manly?” This will lead to a discussion of the negative effects of toxic masculinity, specifically focusing on its effects in the realms of sexual and domestic violence. We will also briefly touch on the idea that many male socialization practices (e.g. hazing, etc.) may be traumatic in and of themselves. We will then end with an exploration of what healthy masculinity is, the ways in which it benefits both men and society at large, and how we can promote it within our own lives.


Eye of the Storm

As a parent, the first thing you learn is to protect, from the womb to infinity. When your child gets a cut, you can put a band-aid on it, sprain an ankle is a trip to the doctor. When your child is raped, sexually assaulted, molested, it is NOT a simple fix. There is no “one size fits all” cure. You are fighting to help, support, heal the mind. It’s beyond the physical violation; it is a pain deep in the core of the mind, heart, body, soul. It is also essential to take care of yourself; to be the best support for your child. In this presentation, I will talk about my experience when my daughter shared she was captured and raped, thinking she would die- my reaction and how I had to learn how to care for her by taking care of me. The parent’s journey with their survivor is not easy; it is a journey one can never prepare for but will find the strength they never knew they had.


Youth in Foster Care: Risks, Support, Abuse Prevention

Discussion on healthy relationships and why they are so vital to the well-being and mental health of individuals emotionally. Also, a discussion of how sex trafficking is related to the Foster Care system and the risks that are involved for abused and neglected children.


Sexual Assault Prevention and Reducing the Risk Factors for Youth

This session is a caregiver education program where we focus on Safe Use of Social Media and Technology & Healthy Gender Norms and LGBTQAI+ Inclusivity and Respect & Boundaries and Bystander Intervention.


Film screening of “On the Record” from HBO

This HBO film follows the stories of the survivors who came forward to accuse Russell Simmons of sexual assault, during the wake of #MeToo, and the aftermath they faced.

Saturday, February 27


Gender and Sexuality Spectrums: What are They, and How do They Affect Youth Relationships?

Exploring what gender and sexuality spectrums are and how they affect and are connected to relationships, especially when youth are in the marginalized parts of these spectrums. Youth who identify from both sexually or gender marginalized spectrums will be presenting.


Digital Consent & Online Harassment

This presentation will touch on topics of consent and how to navigate issues of consent in the online and digital sphere. With so much of our lives now virtual due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever to remember the basic rules of consent that apply no matter where you are. We will then talk about what online sexual harassment can look like and what you can do if you have experienced online sexual violence.

Exploring Gender Bias

This presentation delves into gender bias and the process of gender socialization, from infancy into adulthood. It includes a portion for anonymous audience participation. This presentation addresses both male & female gender socialization and addresses the impact of conscious & subconscious gender bias. It ends with a segment on addressing our own gender socialization & intervening in gender bias in our communities.

Porn 101

This workshop will provide a framework for participants to critically examine the sexual images we consume. The discussion will explore how, why, and for whom the content is created, the ways it can shape sexual relationships and behavior, and can contribute to a normalization of violence. (Research-driven: neither pro nor anti-porn stance).

Stand Up Against Street Harassment

During this training you’ll learn a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment: Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention. We’ll start by deepening our understanding of street harassment and its impact. Then, we’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll also talk about what to do if you’re worried the violence will turn on you and how to avoid escalating the situation. Then, we’ll talk about what to do if you experience harassment and give you tools to safely get your power back.

False Reporting

SafeBAE board members Aidan Stark-Chessa and Owen Stefanakos will share the cultural history of how the myth of false reporting became so prevalent along with data and research to support the real truth behind false reporting.

Missionary Impossible: Teens PACT Sex Ed Trivia

Sex Ed trivia is an experience that simulates the mind on a mass amount of facts involved within the umbrella of sex. The trivia is hosted by the peers of the program on Zoom. There is no googling, yahoo-ing, binging, Wikipedia-ing, point being: no cheating. It is trivia after all. It’s to test what an individual already knows. If they don’t know something, there will be a team. Teamwork makes the dream work! The moderator will keep track of the group answers and points each round! Each group will have seven minutes to answer ALL ten of the questions in one category after being put into breakout rooms. There are a total of four categories, which means four breakout room rounds. The group with the highest number of points after the fourth category will be the WINNER!!!


HBO Panel Discussion: On the Record
We have convened a panel of advocates and survivors to speak to the intersections of race and sexual violence, the importance of early intervention education in the prevention of this kind of workplace violence, and the culture change that has come with #MeToo as well as the work that still remains.

Sunday, February 28


Taking Care of Them, Taking Care of You: Understanding Typical Trauma Reactions and Coping as a Caregiver for a Survivor of Sexual Violence

This presentation will provide an overview of how to deal with being a parent/caregiver/educator of a survivor of sexual violence. It will be broken down into roughly three parts. I will first provide information on trauma and its impact on the brain (using the hand model of the brain). Special attention will be given to trauma’s different manifestations depending on the developmental stage of the survivor. This will then lead to specifics about how best to attend to a child who has been sexually abused/assaulted. Finally, time will be spent discussing the trauma that parents may be experiencing themselves and the importance of their own self-care.


Lets talk about #MeToo & #BLM

This session will talk about how social movements can make monumental changes in society. #MeToo and #BLM have a lot in common. We will explore the similarities and intersectionality of these movements. You will walk away with knowledge of these 21st-century social movements and how it affects the world around you.


BAE Goals: Qualities of a Healthy Relationship

This presentation will educate the audience on teen dating violence, the spectrum between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships – where young people learn about love and relationships, and how to utilize these skills to navigate a healthier relationship.


Safe Sexting & Trust

Through ice breakers, interactive activities, a Teens PACT PSA, IG campaign content, and discussion, participants will explore the relationship between consensual sexting and trust. Non-consensual sexting and the pressures and ‘sexpectations’ of sexting will also be examined.


Supporting Survivors: Acknowledge, Believe, Check-In

I started doing sexual violence activism when I was 18, as a first-year in college. Back then, there were very few resources for survivors and often, other survivors came to me for support, but no one had ever taught me how to be supportive. I developed the “ABC” method of supporting survivors to provide people with an easy way of remembering how to be supportive. The ABC Method stands for “Acknowledge, Believe, Check-In” and I’d love to share it with others. I combine information about the Neurobiology of Trauma that helps explain common reactions by survivors with information on this method to help ANYONE – friends, parents, educators, to be the most supportive they can be when a person in their life confides in them about their experience of sexual violence.


Healing After Sexual Trauma

This presentation will discuss the challenges and barriers that survivors face as they are left to live within the aftermath and residue of sexual violence. I will discuss some of the challenges from my life of healing not only from my personal perspective as a survivor but from other survivors I have walked alongside. I will discuss some of the reoccurring themes such as shame, sexual health, mental wellness, relationships, and finally some of the therapeutic modalities that are vital for a survivor to thrive and build the life they deserve to live.


Sexual Violence in the Media

This presentation will discuss the effect of TV shows on young minds. They will also learn what good and bad portrayals of sexual assault are in TV shows by comparing “Unbelievable” and “13 Reasons Why.” Find out how media nowadays contributes to rape culture.

A Very Special Thanks!

We’d like to thank our amazing presenting partner organizations for helping us bring this year’s summit to life:

Erin Levitas Foundation

Preventing sexual assault through early education.

The Erin Levitas Foundation envisions a future with education for youth and young adults to prevent sexual assault and help survivors heal. Nearly 50% of middle school students report experiencing sexual harassment, and this number is believed to be underreported. Sexual Harassment is a precursor to sexual assault and rape, which escalates in high school and college. If we can stop sexual harassment early, we can reduce sexual assault and rape.

Kintsugi Consulting, LLC

Consultant: Rachel Kaplan

Kintsugi Consulting, LLC was brought to life in 2020 as I noticed an opportunity to bring my passion for disability education, inclusion, and accessibility to a variety of communities and organizations.

The name Kintsugi (kin-sue-ghee) has significant meaning for me, and I chose the name due to the symbolism it holds. Kintsugi is the Japanese tradition and art of mending broken pottery. The cracks created when something is broken are filled with gold or silver so that the item can still be used moving forward. This art form encourages growth, acceptance of flaws, and the opportunity to see the beauty in diversity.

Shelter for Help in Emergency

Working to end domestic violence in our community.

The Shelter for Help in Emergency is committed to providing a safe, supportive, confidential, and respectful environment in which survivors of domestic violence are empowered with the knowledge of personal and community resources as well as the skills needed to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Safe Harbor

We work to save, transform, and rebuild lives.

We support those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking.

In all of our programs, we work from a trauma-informed and empowerment-focused lens. We see each survivor as the expert of their own experiences and strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all. Our goals are to help clients understand and address the impact of trauma and build resilience.

Olive Crest

Strong Families. Safe Kids.

We support those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking.

In all of our programs, we work from a trauma-informed and empowerment-focused lens. We see each survivor as the expert of their own experiences and strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all. Our goals are to help clients understand and address the impact of trauma and build resilience.


Harassment and violence are on the rise… we’re here to end it.

Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.

We believe we all have a role to play in disrupting harassment and building a culture where it is no longer seen as “just the price you have to pay” for being a woman, LGBTQ+, a person of color, or any other marginalized identity. We teach people to take action and to reach across their own identities to ally with others and establish a united front against harassment each time we witness it.

The Yellow Elephant

Shedding the light on the elephant in the room.

Our mission? To educate, encourage, and support individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, mental illness, and related issues and their loved ones by creating safe environments where love, appreciation, knowledge, feelings, and thoughts can be freely shared without judgment.

Our vision? To share the elephant decals, their symbolic meaning, educational information, and help hotlines with those most in need through the educational system, law enforcement, emergency services, mental health awareness organizations, and the like to reduce the instances of all suicide and eliminate suicide altogether in the 9-24 age range.

LI Against Domestic Violence

L.I. Against Domestic Violence

Prevention. Support. Healing.

At L.I. Against Domestic Violence, we are working to prevent domestic violence and to support the women, men, and children who have been victimized toward healing the physical and emotional wounds.

Community Healthcare Network

Quality healthcare services for the whole family since 1981.

CHN provides to its communities high quality, comprehensive health care and ensures, through direct provision or partnership, access to the broad array of supports necessary to improve health outcomes for diverse populations.

We provide judgment-free, high-quality healthcare, without regard to race, religion, orientation, gender identity, immigration status, or ability to pay. We turn no one away.

Center for Sexual Assault Survivors

Providing opportunities for safety, growth, and empowerment through attentive investments.

The Center visualizes our world as one free of all types of violence and oppression, made up of safe communities offering compassion for all. It is our firm belief that it is possible for a future in which mutually empowering relationships are characterized by respect and equality.

The Center bases its services on the change we wish to see in the world. Our services empower the broader community with a spirit of shared power, acceptance, understanding, and forward movement.

Cal State University Bakersfield

Division of Equity Inclusion Compliance

The Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance within the Office of the President provides leadership as CSU Bakersfield strives to achieve an inclusive and equitable campus, where every member of our campus community plays an integral role in contributing to our diverse and welcoming campus community.

Every member of our campus community plays an integral role in contributing to our diversity and maintaining a campus community where students, employees, and visitors can live, learn, and work free from discrimination.

Connecticut College

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy

At Connecticut College, we believe that preventing sexual assault is the responsibility of the entire community, and all students play a critical role. Our approach to prevention and advocacy combines campus-wide education and training on how to recognize dangerous situations and intervene, with a network of support and resources for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. These efforts are coordinated through the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy and by the director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, with the support of the administration and a team of confidential campus advocates.

Many thanks to the amazing kids who made this possible!

And last, but not least, we’d like to thank our incredible Youth Planning Committee for overseeing all aspects of the Summit!

Eavan Hanke

Emma Mason

Ally Richards

Alana Basamajian

Chalina Morgan-Lopez

Lyza Hernandez

Lacey Washington

Alicia Acosta

Ziyah Myers

Summit Director

Michelle Hope

Michelle Hope is a dedicated Sexologist, educator, and activist with a Master’s degree in Human Development and extensive post-graduate training in sexuality. As a veteran speaker, Michelle has over 15 years of experience delivering impactful informative lectures and training across the nation. She believes as though her work, in marginalized urban communities, has provided her with deep insight and comprehension of the holistic implications of sexuality on one’s life.

Most recently she has stepped into the role of VP of Marketing for COMMUNITYx the Social Network for Social Good, where she will be combining her passion for reproductive justice and social justice advocacy, In this role, Michelle works collaboratively and cross-functionally with various departments focusing on the brands marketing programs, communications, as well as corporate and board activist partnerships.

Prior to her work with COMMUNITYx she had dedicated her career to understanding and communicating to the masses the complex intersections of various social identities: race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, through a Social Justice Lens. She has taken deliberate actions in exploring and developing a unique language to speak to communities of color. Michelle feels as though her experience in building community coalitions, activism within marginalized urban communities has shaped her perspectives mobilizing people social change. Her passion and commitment to the work have provided her with a unique style that can captivate and educate across various populations; with a proven track record of mobilizing people through coalition building to create positive change at the grassroots level.