In recognition of the leadership of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) in creating counter-normative sexual culture, and of the impacts of sexualized violence that is targeted at IBPOC, the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education works together with the Somatic Sex Educators Association to contribute to the movements for economic justice. At present our model is to make funds available to people who identify as IBPOC in attending the program by offering funds to cover 50% of the cost of Core Course 1, as well as providing assistance for further courses where possible.
ISSS applies monies from program income as well as working with SSEA to do additional fundraising. ISSS commits to continued learning and allyship with IBPOC students in bringing more anti-racist and decolonial awareness and presence to the profession of somatic sex education. This includes welcoming ongoing input on how our current model of funding support is working for folks.
Please contact us in writing, short audio or video recording (2 or 3 minutes) stating your interest in the funding, desired course start date and anything else you would like us to know about you. This is not an adjudicated process funds will be provided as they are available. firstname.lastname@example.org