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Creating a Culture of Consent

A Long Table Conversation with House of Yes

Saturday, October 12, 2019
11:15 AM–12:00 PM

House of Yes is excited to host a discussion about consent and creating safer spaces, a topic that is deeply important to this theatre-infused nightclub and creative collective based in Brooklyn. As one of the only venues in New York City that employs a trained team to help promote affirmative consent on the dance floor, House of Yes has spent 3 years crafting and refining a consent program to fit the needs of the growing venue and global movement. Their consent program has been featured in outlets such as the BBC, NBC, New Yorker, NPR, and Vice. The program is dynamic and open to continual feedback.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

The Long Table is supported by Shelley and Donald Rubin.

About the Hosts

House of Yes is a theatre-infused nightclub and creative collective based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, founded in 2008 by Kae Burke and Anya Sapozhnikova. The performance-fueled venue has become a destination for creative culture and outrageous dance parties since opening their Bushwick location in 2015.

Recently named the number 2 “Best Thing to Do in the World” by Time Out New York, House of Yes is renowned for producing exceptional nightlife parties, cabaret shows, circus spectacles, immersive cinema, and creative experiences that defy categorization and transcend genre. Internationally, House of Yes is recognized for holding the culture of nightlife to a higher standard with its dedication to consent culture while fostering self-expression and nurturing emerging performance artists.