The mission of WeLoveConsent is to help dismantle rape culture and build a consent culture within the electronic music and nightlife communities, through consent education and bystander intervention.
Create safer spaces to engage in survivor-centered conversations about sex, practicing consent, bystander intervention, survivor support, substance use, and rape culture, both online and via tabling at events.
Mobilize our community to embody the values of WeLoveConsent and actively work towards creating consent culture.
Materials & Resources
Disseminate educational materials regarding consent, rape culture, bystander intervention, survivor support, and consent culture via online communication channels and on the ground at events.
Consent Culture: An Invitation
Rape culture is a society (or environment) whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing – or trivializing – sexual assault and abuse.
We must acknowledge that rape culture and systems of power permeate all social boundaries, and that our community is not immune to either. Regardless of where each of us is at in our understanding and practice of consent, there’s always room for improvement.
To build a consent culture in our community, each individual must take accountability for learning about rape culture, systems of power, and forms of power-based violence, and apply this knowledge to help create safer spaces for themselves and others.
While it’s true that the only person directly responsible for committing power-based violence is the perpetrator, we all have the responsibility to look out for one another and promote a more inclusive, safer environment.
We encourage everyone in our community to recognize WeLoveConsent as an invitation to do better. We need each other. We can all do better, together.
Articles, Printouts, & Resources
WeLoveConsent is an ongoing community effort. Check back often for the addition of more tools and resources!
- Healing is Power: DanceSafe, Good Night Out Vancouver, & Mimi Page’s Campaign to build a consent culture in music and nightlife communities
- Eight mini-courses on topics like sex & drugs, bystander intervention, supporting survivors, and more
The WeLoveConsent Toolbox Series is a collection of articles covering basic and advanced elements of consent and power dynamics, including specific tips for complicated situations.
These articles cover consent in the context of major systemic and community settings.
Don’t Stand By, Stand Up!
This is a movement, not a moment! Consent violations and abuses of power in music communities have been swept under the rug for far too long. It is possible to be both proactive (acting before someone is harmed), and responsive (addressing the issue as it occurs), to consent-related harm, rather than being reactive (acting after someone is harmed)!
Conversations matter: talk to your friends and community members about consent and rape culture. (WeLoveConsent resources may be helpful to share during these conversations.)