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Turning Communi-can't into Communicate: Improving Communication Skills for Difficult (Poly) Conversations with Ode2Joy

We will be welcoming Ode2Joy to teach at CUFF on September 16th! This will be a hybrid class on Zoom and In-Person. 

*Proof of COVID Vaccine required to attend In-Person.*

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### Turning Communi-can't into Communicate: Improving Communication Skills for Difficult (Poly) Conversations

**Class Description:**

Sometimes it can feel like that while partners may be in the same book, you’re not in the same chapter, let alone the same page. This is called a “lack of communication,” even if it feels like all you’ve done for the past two hours is talk. Many people struggle with communicating wants and needs, which can make it even harder when it comes time to have a tough, poly or otherwise, conversation. Whether you’re struggling to speak up or you can’t seem to stop arguing, Ode2Joy will focus on developing your style of communication as well as your communication skills in order to lessen the stress of saying, “we need to talk.”

**Presenter Bio **

Stay tuned for our presenters bio! 

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 ### Pricing

 **Non-Members**

The fee for non-members is $10.00 per class, please register on EventBrite in advance. Please message us if the price of this meeting is a barrier from attending. We do not want the cost of the meeting to be a barrier to kink education.

All our funds collected from meeting fees and donations go directly towards paying for the space and paying our presenters fairly. The price of this class is based according the the price we will be paying for the space and for the presenter. For a breakdown of CUFF’s most recent and upcoming expenses, please see our Treasury Report. We could not do this without the support of our members and local community!

**CUFF Contributors**

There is a suggested donation of $5 dollars per class, your support allows us to continue bringing high quality educators to Charlottesville. The price of this class is based according the the price we will be paying for the space and for the presenter. We will post a promo code on Fetlife Contributors Page for to use for the member discount. If you cannot afford this class, please message us. All donations received go back to paying for the space and our presenters. For more information including the cost of this class, please see our Treasury Report. 

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## Location 

This meeting is being offered In-Person and Live on Zoom, we will not be sending out Confirmation on Fetlife, we will be emailing the Zoom information and Address to attendees before the meeting.

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## Meeting Agenda 

This CUFF Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, doors for this class will open at 6:50pm. This class is open to all members of the community regardless of CUFF membership status in good standing.

- The first portion of a CUFF meeting is used for announcements and taking care of business items. The second portion consists of an educational demo or discussion.

- Attending a CUFF Meeting is a privilege and the CUFF Board reserves the right to kick anyone out who may be disrespectful in the space or towards anyone at the meeting.

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### Conduct at CUFF Events

CUFF strives to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected. Please be mindful of others and take care to avoid conduct that may cause others to feel uncomfortable. Please refrain from:

* Unwanted and intentional physical contact

* Unwelcome and inappropriate sexual activities, advances, comments, bullying, or invasion of sexual privacy both in person and online. 

* Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

As is the case in any private organization, attending CUFF events is a privilege, not a right, and we reserve the right to limit access as necessary. If you witness or experience any of the above, we encourage you to alert our Incident Response Team (@Hawker701,@Steflife, @Cuffincidents@gmail.com) or fill ou

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