Honoring Consent and Coping with Hearing ‘No’

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facilitated by Matthew Daher (He / Him / They / Them)

These workshops are geared toward men / masculine-identified folks interested in developing their coping and communication skills around boundaries and consent.

Matthew Daher is a Detroit based facilitator, artist, organizer, and LLPC Counselor. He received a Masters in Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where his research focused on Men and Masculinities. He has also participated in the Healthy Masculinity Training Institute facilitated by Men Can Stop Rape. He is the founder and lead facilitator of the EMBAC Men’s Practice Group, a project that seeks to address the impacts of patriarchal masculinity on people of all genders through cultivating consent, empathy, boundaries, and accountability as elements of healthier masculinities. 

Asking for consent when pursuing intimacy with someone – sexual or otherwise – is such an important act of respect for another person and their autonomy. One part of this is knowing how to ask; another is knowing how to gracefully and respectfully respond to the other person and to whatever feelings might come up for us when we hear ‘No’. Both saying ‘no’ and hearing ‘no’ can bring up big and vulnerable feelings for both people.

APRIL 8th, 2022 | 2:00 PM at Winona State University

 | 5:30 PM at Winona Senior High School Learning Commons

Co sponsored by Advocacy Center of Winona and WSU Sexual Violence Advisory Committee