USC student group to host ‘Consent Carnival’

The University of Southern California Student Government has approved a “Consent Carnival” event for this semester, which will provide a festive atmosphere in which to discuss sexual consent.

Student Sen. Jacob Ellenhorn told Campus Reform that the event was approved at a Senate meeting on January 19 as part of a package of activities proposed by the Queer and Ally Student Assembly (QuASA), an umbrella organization that devises programming for “several different queer student groups” on campus.

“It’s going to be a student-run and –paid for event on campus all about giving and getting consent,” Ellenhorn explained. “I know it will be happening because they’ve gotten the funding secured, but they haven’t announced the date yet, so once they do that, we should have more details.”

Ellenhorn also noted that the QuASA “highlighted the Consent Carnival as one of their bigger events,” suggesting it will be heavily promoted once the planning is complete.

Campus Reform reached out to the group to request additional details about the event, but had not received a response by press time.

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