The Consent Project (formerly Yes Means Yes): Sexual Activities through a Legal Lens
Learn how to help your teen understand their rights and responsibilities in regards to sexual activity.
Navigating an intimate relationship can be challenging for anyone, especially teenagers. Come learn how you can help your teen understand their rights and responsibilities in regards to sexual activities like sexting, hooking up and consent.
This workshop is a showcase of The Consent Project of the Faculty of Law’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada. Launched in 2015, The Consent Project sees UCalgary law students visit schools to teach students in Grades 9 through 12 about sexual consent from a legal standpoint. The three key learning outcomes from The Consent Project are to:
- help students understand the legislation and case law surrounding sexual assault and consent;
- ensure students understand the nature and legal consequences of engaging in certain relationship activities, such as sexting; and
- help students recognize consent and identify strategies for obtaining consent prior to engaging in sexual relationships or activities.
Sasha Best is a third year student at UCalgary’s Faculty of Law and she is interested in pursuing a career in criminal litigation. Sasha was involved with the Yes Means Yes project over the course of her first and second years, educating young people about the intricacies and legal implications of consent and sexual activity. It’s her belief that engaging young people in a discourse around consent and sexual relationships will not only be individually beneficial, but also beneficial to the public in general. Sasha is thrilled to be co-leading the Yes Means Yes project for a second consecutive academic year in 2017-2018.