Metro Weekly

Four-Day Affair

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit set to offer conversation and camaraderie in Silver Spring

”We are known for our unusual meet-and-greets. This year is ‘Bubbles and Burlesque,’ hosted by D.C.’s DJ Rosie [Hicks],” says Levy of this follow-up to last year’s ”Popcorn and Porn.”

”We have a cigar bar every night, weather permitting,” Levy continues. ”It’s outside on the patio. Buck Angel is known for his cigars — he has his own brand. It started very casually, then it became part of the summit. It’s a nice social venue.”

And it’s one of many social venues beyond the meet-and-greet. The full summit features a dance party – ”Libations & Libido’s Summer of Love” – a cocktail reception following Saturday’s awards ceremony, where Mandy Carter of the National Black Justice Coalition and Foreman are among those being honored, and various informal gatherings.

”There are so many issues, so many opportunities for engagement,” Levy promises. ”It’s exciting. It’s invigorating. It’s very different. We ask people who are presenting to focus not just on the current state of affairs and what’s wrong, but also how we can create the change we want to see.”

Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit 2013 runs Thursday, Sept. 19, to Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave. Full registration is $225. Day passes and weekend passes are also available. For more information, visit or Woodhull’s website.

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