Pulling Out & Leaning In: Unpacking the Heteronormative and White Supremacist Culture in Sex Education
In this keynote, speaker Stephanie Zapata explores the current (read: shallow) state of sex education and the straight/white ties that bind them together. Is it white guilt, fear, or ignorance as bliss that keeps (sex) education siloed from the intersections of race and history? It’s time to let excuses fall at the wayside and push […]
Trauma influences both physical and emotional difficulties that can impact sexuality in a variety of ways. Neuroscience now provides easy to understand information about how to stop harm, heal pain, and change lives through optimal sexual decision making. This presentation will address how anyone who has experienced any type of trauma can best […]
Back by popular demand, a time for questions and answers with one of the most famous sexuality educators of all time!
Pam Wilson has been a sex educator since the late 70’s, an independent sexuality education consultant since the mid 80’s, and has professional experiences in sexuality education programming across the life cycle. In the final keynote of the conference, she will use key experiences in her professional career to highlight the personal impact of doing […]
Sexuality education and social justice are interconnected. Duh, right? Well then, why do we teach about sexuality without a true social justice lens? Race matters when teaching sexuality education. We cannot continue to be colorblind about a topic when we are in a world of technicolor. So how do we go about it? In this […]
The process of de-sexualizing transpeople in order to make us respectable and non- threatening is nearly complete – but where does that leave us (besides sitting bolt upright and fully dressed with all four feet on the floor)? An exploration of the social and sexual norms imposed upon the trans* community, what happens to […]
Join us for Q & A with one of the great leaders in sexuality education! Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, 15th Surgeon General of the United States, will answer your questions as we consider where the field of sexuality education has been, and where it is going.
With dramatic declines in teen pregnancy rates, and sexual information just a click away for young people, has the need for sex education come and gone? This keynote will review national and state data on trends in sex education, in both classrooms and online, in the context of the changing policy and funding environment. […]
In 1990, Steve Brown was a 28-year-old newbie sex educator at The Center for Family Life Education when he naïvely said to himself, “maybe I’ll write a book about sex ed for high-risk kids.” Little did he know that, over 25 years later, Streetwise to Sexwise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth would still […]