CatalystCon creator Dee Dennis has chosen Scarleteen as the recipient of two fundraisers to be held during the conference weekend.
Dennis is a supporter of Scarleteen and the important work they do. As a mother she knows firsthand the lack of sex education available to children and teens and understands the very important need to financially support Scarleteen, making it possible for them to continue the very important work they do.
Dee Dennis has donated two tickets to a future CatalystCon conference to be raffled off at CatalystCon East. The drawing will take place Sunday during the closing remarks but you need not be present to win! Tickets will be for sale all day at the CatalystCon Registration table for $5 each (or five for $20).
Also at CatalystCon East, will be a special “masquerade” art project fundraiser sponsored by Artpulp.net. Artpulp.net and CatalystCon embrace all creative individuals regardless of how they identify themselves, so for a $5 donation each participant will be given a mask and access to art supplies to create a mask that represents that identity. This identity could resemble the mask they feel necessary to where on a daily basis, the identity they feel the need to hide, or the identity of the creative and sexual force they have within. Every mask will be an effort to open the lines of communication about sexuality and freedom. All the finished masks created will be photographed at the conference and be viewable to everyone in an exclusive gallery on Artpulp.net/masks.
Each mask will cost a $5 donation, which also includes a coupon for a discounted raffle ticket. With your $5 donation with Artpulp.net, you will receive a “coupon” ticket that you can use at the registration desk to purchase one raffle ticket for only $1 – normally $5. The drawing for two tickets to a future CatalystCon conference to will take place Sunday during the closing remarks.
Those who are not attending CatalystCon East can still support Scarleteen by visiting the donation page on their website.
Scarleteen provides millions of people in their teens and twenties with progressive, inclusive and original sexuality, sex and relationships education, information and support every year. Established in 1998, and continued since despite no federal, state or institutional funding, Scarleteen operates primarily via its popular, award-winning website — consistently the highest ranked sex education site specifically for young people since its debut — which includes articles, in-depth advice columns, external resources, and direct, one-on-one services which allow users to ask or talk about anything they need to, like their busy, moderated message boards and their SMS service. “Scarleteen’s model has always been strongly unschooling and youth-focused, both in what information is provided and how they provide it, but also within their organization itself: they make sure the majority of their staff and volunteers are always under thirty. At Scarleteen, young people are afforded the respect to be leaders, either within their organization or their own lives, including their sexual lives.