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 Somatic Sex Educators Association(SSEA) works together with the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sexology (ISSS) 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 IBPOC in attending the program. ISSS 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 ISSS commit to continued learning and allyship with IBPOC students in bringing more anti-racist, decolonial awareness and presence to the profession of somatic sex education.
ISSS 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 go directly to program costs for IBPOC students. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!