Santa Monica College
Amber Katherine is a professor of philosophy at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California. It is a public community college of over 32,000 students and ranked #1 in California for successful transfers, according to Santa Monica College’s website.
In 2016, Katherine served as a co-organizer of an event facilitating students in “marrying” the ocean. According to the event webpage on the website of the University of California – Santa Cruz, the “Ecosextravaganza,” is described as a “rallying call to incite intergenerational, barrier-busting planetary dialogue.”
According to The Cosair, a student newspaper at Santa Monica College covering the event, students underwent an “eco-boot camp” as part of the ecosextravaganza. Organizers included University of California Professor Elizabeth Stephens and pornographic actress, Annie Sprinkle. Organizers instruct the students in attendance to, “view Earth as a lover rather than as a mother and another being rather than a separate entity.” In an interview with Campus Reform, Katherine states the goal of the event is for students to develop a “deeper love” and “lust” for the planet.
Participants marry the ocean in a ceremony conducted on the beach the following day. According to National Review, Bruce Cartier, a former Santa Monica College Student, addressed the gathered students by stating, “Today, we stand upon this holy earth and in this sacred space to witness the rite of matrimony between the sea and us all.”
Video footage shows Sprinkle officiating the marriage. During the presentation of rings, Sprinkle proclaims to participants, “With this ring, I bestow upon the sea, the treasures of my mind, heart, and hands…and with that, I now pronounce you one with the sea.”
The National Review further reports that students were encouraged to “consummate” the marriage by proceeding to “stick a body part” into the water and “make love with the sea.”
The Cosair reports that the ecoextravaganza received funds from Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute, The Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program, and Santa Monica College’s Ecosexual Club.
For more information, check out Charlie Kirk’s segment on Amber Katherine on The Charlie Kirk Show below.
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Updated, Spring 2021