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Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Center on Halsted


Join us for the COUP/3 GOALS series as we create a dialogue around contemporary relationships and the power of self-revelation through sexual freedom and exploration. COUP/3 GOALS celebrates individuals who are single, monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, queer, non-binary, or who don't give a #@%* about a label. During this session, COUP/3 GOALS collaborates with Janet W. Hardy, author of The Ethical Slut to discuss foundations of non-traditional lifestyles.

Janet W. Hardy is the author or coauthor of twelve groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut (nearly 200,000 copies sold to date, including the second edition published in 2009 by Random House), Spanking for Lovers, and her recent memoir Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals. Janet has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She has appeared in documentary films (Slut, Beyond Vanilla, Vice and Consent, BDSM: It’s Not What You Think), television shows (The Drum, SexTV, The

Dr. Susan Block Show), and more radio shows than she can count. Janet's writing has appeared in publications as various as The Sondheim Review, Clamor and EIDOS. Her book Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals was a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and the Bisexual Book Award, and her essay “Ex” was a finalist in the Event and New Letters creative nonfiction contests. "The Portal," a very personal essay about vaginas and their relationship to gender (which is not necessarily what one might think), appeared in Best Sex Writing 2010 (Cleis Press, 2009), and "The Old Folks At Home," an essay about aging in an ambiguously gendered relationship, appeared in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010). Janet serves as Editorial Director for Greenery Press, the firm she founded in 1992, as well as for Down There Press. She also runs The Active Voice, which offers editorial, event and promotional consulting.

Emily Dahlquist based in Chicago, is dedicated to the art of production. Emily has created and produced worldwide art exhibitions, large-scale community driven events, and intimate-scale engagements with local co-curators and cultural producers. She pulls from experiences in the “DIY” realm, to current endeavors at one of North America's top experiential agencies… creating a unique and broad perspective clearly portrayed through her work and undying drive to do more. Emily lives as an Artist, Curator, and Executive Producer on various events, Freelance Film Producer, Board Member to a Non-Profit organization in Atlanta, and as a Consultant to other Producers and friends. Created by Emily Dahlquist, a queer Producer and Artist dedicated to the art of production, COUP/3 GOALS is an expression of her focus on event as art form and medium. Every event produced and curated depicts a purpose, usually communal and often what isn’t publicly portrayed, is personal. She marries the two. As an Artist, she provides a look inside the process, an idea that gets caught in her mind that needs to be released. As a Producer, she brings the concept to life communally for others to experience and connect with their own perspective, which leads outward into new creation

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