Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

Hosted by

The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more

Rashi

@rashiv

Getting comfortable with your sexual self

Submitted Jan 2, 2016

  1. Recognising the gaps in your perception of sexual self and reality
  2. Getting comfortable with your body
  3. Understanding your sexual and reproductive organs and health
  4. Gaining knowledge of the politics of sexuality

Outline

The workshop aims to address issues of self image and sexual comfort, often taboo topics in public. Our bodies are meant to give us pleasure but seldom does anyone discuss how. There are also various socially dictated ideas about what is acceptable and what is not, what is diserable and what is not, what is moral and what is not. Deconstructing these ideas and accepting one’s desires and wants will be one of the goals of this workshop. Similarly, given the amount of confusing, conflicting “knowledge” that there is out there, this workshop will look to provide adequate scientific knowledge.

Requirements

None

Speaker bio

Rashi V is a criminologist and currently trains multiple stakeholders including students, police officers and social workers on issues ranging from violence, sexual counselling, sexual harassment, laws.
Paras S is a mental health professional, currently leads a telephonic and email based counselling service based out of Mumbai. He often conducts trainings on counselling skills, sexual counselling, suicide prevention for other professionals, government organisations and corporates

Comments

{{ gettext('Login to leave a comment') }}

{{ gettext('Post a comment…') }}
{{ gettext('New comment') }}
{{ formTitle }}

{{ errorMsg }}

{{ gettext('No comments posted yet') }}

Hosted by

The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more