SEXPOpalooza, the annual event hosted by Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) and Case Western Reserve University Greek Life, aims to provide students with a safe space to learn, discuss and participate in sex education related activities and discussions.
“The aim of the event is to encourage students to have conversations with their friends/peers about the different topics the event covers long after SEXPOpalooza is over,” noted Shivalika Keni, the president of SAVE.
SAVE ultimately hopes to bring awareness to and educate the community about sexual assault and domestic violence on campus and help students to better combat these issues in a healthy and supportive manner.
“SAVE’s main goal is to create a more sex-positive community, and SEXPOpalooza does just that,” said Keni.
Like in previous years, SEXPOpalooza will have booths where students can interact with all aspects of sex and sexuality.
In previous years, the event hosted campus organizations including the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and SMARRT (Students Meeting About Risk and Responsibility Training), which help students identify and learn about safe and consensual relationships.
The event will be hosted in Thwing Center to better accommodate the students who attend this event.
“One piece of feedback we’ve received in past years is that the Tink Ballrooms tend to get crowded during peak hours, given the way the booths are usually set up,” said Keni.
“My hope is that people leave the event feeling comfortable with being uncomfortable,” said Keni. “Not everyone is privileged to receive sex education at home or at school, and the aim of the event is to encourage students to have conversations with their friends or peers about the different topics the event covers long after SEXPOpalooza is over.”