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UCIRA Artist Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle’s Ecosex Manifesto Exhibit and Ecosex Symposium II

June 17-19th, 2011

Femina Potens Gallery in collaboration with the Center for Sex and Culture present Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle’s Ecosex Manifesto Exhibit and Ecosex Symposium II. The events will take place at the new Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) at 1349 Mission Street (9th and 10th), San Francisco, CA.

These are some of the questions that will be discussed at our Ecosex Symposium II– a public forum where art meets theory meets practice meets activism. We are Elizabeth Stephens, a UCSC art professor and environmental activist and Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., a former feminist porn-star, and pioneering ecosexologist.

We will kick off this weekend with the unveiling of our “Ecosex Manifesto,” visual art exhibit with new collages, our ecosex wedding videos and ephemera, new photographs, and a wall text of our ecosex manifesto. Our art projects aim to inspire more love and appreciation for our Earth and environment.

We will be presenting five panels each with a stellar moderator and four diverse presenters. Eocsexual theorist and author of seminal text, Gaia and the New Politics of Love, Serena Anderlini, Ph.D. is flying in from University of Puerto Rico to present the keynote, What is Ecosexual Love? A Guide to the Arts and Joys of Amorous Inclusiveness. Good Vibration’s resident sexologist, Carol Queen, Ph.D., will be discussing The Sexology of Ecosexuality. Dr. Robert Lawrence, Ph.D. will explore The Ecosex Body. Also presenting is Madison Young, the award winning queer porn movie producer, an artist, and head of the Femina Potens Gallery. She will cover the Greening of the Sex Industry. Tania Hammidi will do a dance about conflict in the Middle East, genocide and olive trees. There will be a special “ecosexi-love-a-licious vegan raw lunch” created by Becka Shertzer’s Brazennectar & Mister Cream. Other presenters are Dylan Bolles & Sasha Hom, Amy Champ, and the legendary porn actress Dr. Sharon Mitchell who will share about the Sensuality of Gardening. The author of the book Ecosex, Stephanie Iris Weiss will be skyping in from New York for a panel on ecosex practices. Joseph Kramer, Ph.D. will share his experiences with somatic eco-sexercises. There will also be an open forum for participants to share their work and thoughts. And more.

Who is invited? YOU, your communities, artists, academics, students, activists, theorists, curators, ecologists, environmentalists, sex workers, art patrons, witches, nature nymphs, country folk, city folk, herbalists, historians, pagans, scientists, media people, and others. The opening night is free. The entire symposium weekend is just $35. No one turned away for lack of funds.

A San Francisco Arts Commission cultural equity grant plus support from the Queer Cultural Center helps make all this possible.

We are very serious about ecosex as an environmental activist strategy, and we promise this is gonna be fun. Join us!

$35. No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds. (For NOTAFLOF tickets, email for details and to get on list.)

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