THIS IS A TWO DAY COURSE: AUGUST 1 & 2, 2018. The course is being held at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit in Alexandria, Virginia.

A Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) is an intensive workshop experience to support participants in their growth and expansion regarding human sexual behavior, experiences, and activities. The People of Color centered SAR, created by Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSE foundress of WOCSHN, The LatiNegrxs Project, and ANTE UP! Professional Development, is interdisciplinary, complementary to a variety of learning styles, and centered on reflexive activities and discussions. SARs are useful for examining personal values and beliefs for the work we are doing in our communities and to become more comfortable discussing sexuality topics and experiences. This People of Color centered SAR (POCc SAR) is unlike any other because in this SAR it is recognized how racism, elitism, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression and power-over others impact our sexual lives and experiences. We recognize racism as the oppression, fetish, stimulant, violence, and curiosity that impacts us all and do not hide or erase that reality!

Embed in the POCc SAR is an intersectional praxis to focus on our most impacted populations of -isms, communities often excluded in SARs in North America. This POCc SAR will focus on the US with some aspects of international discussions. Attending and completing a SAR is a requirement for AASECT certification and 18 CEUs are offered. 

The POCc SAR is lead by Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSE and Aida Manduley, MSW

The POCc SAR is open to all who are interested in participating and enjoying a different SAR experience that does not erase or receive people and communities of color as afterthoughts, but as the guiding community to which this SAR is focused upon.

Outcome: This POCc SAR will offer participants an opportunity to examine a variety of topics which include but are not limited to: personal values and beliefs, body image, fantasy,  gender, STIs and HIV, aging bodies, impact of racism and elitism, myths and stereotypes of masculinity and femininity, kink, non-monogamy, sexual ritualistic practices, bodies of size, disability, and culture.


By the end of the POCc SAR participants will be able to:

  • Explain personal beliefs and values related to a variety of sexual experiences and behaviors

  • Evaluate cultural rituals and phenomena from a cultural relativist perspective

  • Expand personal and social understanding of systems of oppression and how they impact sexual experiences and behaviors

  • Analyze levels of comfort in discussing sexuality related topics

  • Integrate referrals when their personal limits are reached

  • Evaluate principles of pleasure, bliss, and body autonomy

  • Describe the ways bodies require touch and intimacy across the life span

  • Employ an understanding of consensual non-consent and power exchange

  • Demonstrate understanding of gender, gender identity, and gender expression

  • Review personal philosophy of inclusion

  • Use media literacy skills for various types of media (film, advertisements, music)

  • Write an assessment about their own sexual growth

  • Recall the various forms of language regarding sexual orientation and identities

  • Explain various types of relationships beyond heteronormative monogamy

  • List the ways misogyny and oppression impact sexual pleasure for all bodies

  • Create a practice in personal and professional settings that utilizes a strategic use of privilege

Dates: August 1 & 2, 2018. Times: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Location:  The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311

Course Information
Date Presented:
August 01, 2018 8:30 AM Eastern
Course Location:
The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Alexandria, VA
1 day, 10 hours
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 18.00
This course is no longer available for purchase.