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A virtual 3-day intensive for practicing and emerging sexuality professionals.

By ANTE UP! Professional Development

When and where

Date and time

December 1 · 11am - December 3 · 3:30pm PST



Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 2 days 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Bianca Laureano, PhD, MA, CSES, and Anne Hodder-Shipp, CSE, present this intensive, three-day training for practicing and emerging sexuality professionals. This SAR is a collaboration between ANTE UP! and Everyone Deserves Sex Ed (EDSE) and guided by the goals of liberation with a focus on racial, reproductive, disability, and media justice!

The investment for this professional development training, a requirement for AASECT certification and maintaining EDSE certification, is only $475.

Send your questions to Bianca at or Anne at

Bianca uses she/her pronouns; Anne uses she/they pronouns.


AASECT has approved virtual SARs. This SAR is a virtual SAR and all activities will be online on a secure virtual platform. Please contact us if you have questions or require closed captions, ASL, and any other access needs you may have. Access information is below in the FAQ.

The proposed outline for the 3 days Friday December 1 - Sunday December 3, 2023 is as follows, time is in PST:

  • 11:00am -12:30pm:: 1.5 hours of topics and activities
  • 12:30am-12:45pm:: 15min break no CEs
  • 12:45pm - 2:15pm:: 1.5 hours of topics and activities
  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm:: 15 min break no CEs
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm:: 1 hour of topics and activities
  • 2 hours of homework on day 1 and 2
  • 4 hours of instruction per day x 3 days =12 hours of live instruction
  • 12 hours + 2 hours of homework = 14 hours of SAR

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselor, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 10-18 CEs that can be used toward obtaining or maintaining AASECT certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact

Everyone Deserves Sex Ed (EDSE) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. Everyone Deserves Sex Ed maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This SAR qualifies for 14 CAMFT CE hours.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the SAR?

Yes! Each participant must be 18 years old to participate.

What can I bring into the SAR?

The SAR is virtual and we know participants may be at home or as alone as possible in their offices. Please do what you need to be present. This is a childfree event and we welcome chest feeding parents to feed their children as needed. All meals may be eaten during the SAR or during breaks. Take any medication you need.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Bianca at

What's the refund policy?

Full refund for those who paid in full upfront.

Partial refund less the deposit for all payment plans.

Only a 50% refund within 30 days of the event for all ticket types.

Accessibility Information

All videos will have English subtitles or transcripts, font size on powerpoint will be 24+, we will read aloud what is posted in the chat box on the zoom platform, and we are guided by disability justice principles. Please contact Bianca to confirm your needs are supported and honored. Image above is of several peacock feathers in browns, golds, and blues.

What is a SAR?

Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) is a very clinical way of describing a professional development experience focused on sexuality topics. When done with compassion and intention, a SAR is an extensive sexuality training and workshop for individuals who support clients in various ways in their work.

SARs are not only for people in the sexuality field, they are for all of us! If you work with people in a therapeutic, healthcare, educational, social service, support, or adjacent environment, you need a SAR. When done with an interdisciplinary approach, a SAR allows each participant the opportunity to examine their own personal beliefs, understand how those beliefs inform their work and identify areas in which they need to develop more cultural competence.

The ANTE UP! SAR is an experience unlike any other SAR or any other professional development experience. Moving beyond common practices and attempts of inclusion and diversity, the ANTE UP! SAR combines racial justice, disability justice, reproductive justice frameworks and practice with tools for self-analysis and embodiment. Participants are welcome to bring their full selves into a learning and an unlearning space. Our intention is to make connections, be challenged, expand, and go all-in for collective and individual liberation and freedom. In other words, ANTE UP!

The world we have inherited is not the same one that we were trained in to do this work. It’s a different world for each of us and there is an urgency to make crucial decisions about the practice we have connected with and caring for other human beings.

The ANTE UP! SAR requires each of us to go all in and not half step when doing this work—it is for community members who are ready for a next-level experience of un/learning. We will explore how to identify how -isms may still manifest and unlearning as a lifelong practice. This SAR is a unique space to be honest about our feelings, where they are held in our bodies, and how they show up for us. It will help you identify internalized societal norms, challenge language and stigma, become more reflexive, understand your boundaries—as human beings and professionals—and communicate them more effectively. In all the work we do, we make decisions that have consequences, and this SAR will allow you to clarify your own path, grounded in your ethics and values, and step up to the challenge of facilitating more healing, resilience, and autonomy for the communities you serve.

Where does my money go?

When you pay for your ticket $475, 100% of event fee, goes directly to Bianca and Anne. There is a small fee from Eventbrite to manage ticket sales. This is an event and training that is by and supporting a fat disabled LatiNegra Puerto Rican femme sexologist (Bianca) and an independent sex professional (Anne)! This is economic justice.

About the organizer

Imagine statement

Imagine if we took all the best parts of what works in schools, community organizing, youth work, and justice work. What comes to mind for my bests include Freedom Schools, doula healing approaches, and justice frameworks. Add those together and put it in an education and retention framework. One that centers the whole person, physical, and ethereal parts; beyond social-emotional learning; a learning that’s guided by a justice theory. Then imagine what that could look like for adults who want something more, who are at the top of their game but struggle, who are stuck figuring out if another degree is needed or another field, people who have lost their drive for the work they are doing and want to be challenged, inspired to action again. Now imagine a learning space that brings many people all over together for a period of time to talk, build, read, learn, unlearn, and push one another to dream bigger. An expansive learning experience where we create webs of knowledge that will transcend borders. Then imagine completing a certificate that has offered you support in writing your teaching or community engagement philosophy, tighten your resume and/or CV, supports your publishing, helps you create a wellness/ self-care plan; basically ish that we all need! That’s what I want to create for all of us.


Guided by all the best components that have come from spaces communities created, ANTE UP! is a call to action and a guiding philosophy for who we want to be and the world we want to be a part of creating. Our curriculum uses social-emotional learning as early Freedom Schools in the US south offered, centering care and healing through common experiences and community support is what guides us in creating assessments and activities advised by a doula framework, the knowledge that there are other paths to justice not only one, and our value in media making for using the common phrase ANTE UP! to move all in for the greatest experience for all to win. We all must ANTE UP! for healing, justice, and liberation.


The options for affordable and accessible Professional Development opportunities for adults and seasoned professionals rarely focus on long-term healing, facilitation strategies, and self-assessment for preservation. We are offering courses that act as intensive un/learning opportunities for each individual that will support us all. Our courses begin with a human rights understanding of justice and healing. We use a variety of texts to discuss and understand theory, practice, art, and community healing experiences.