Calendar of Events
Month of May
A month focused on providing young people with the sexual health information and access to resources they need and deserve in order to make healthy decisions for themselves.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.
May 17, 6-8pm EST
Faculty: Mason Dunn, JD (he/they)
This workshop will build a foundational understanding for terms and definitions related to gender identity and sexual orientation. We will consider health and wellness for LGBTQIA+ people, including healthcare disparities, opportunities for health equity, and how an intersectional approach is vital to wellness.
May 17, 7-8pm EST
Faculty: Mark Schoen, PhD
SexSmartFilms.com offers 625 films on sex education, research and therapy. Films from 52 countries give the viewer a cross cultural look at approaches to sexual health. We'll explore films for teaching people of all ages on a wide gamut of sexuality issues, and learn to use how to use films to promote sexual health education.
May 19, 7-8pm EST
Faculty: Helen Dring-Turner
Young LGBT+ and disabled people say that sex education needs to reflect their experiences, and that it needs to be done by someone who isn’t cisgender, heterosexual and able-bodied. Talking about our personal lives is often actively avoided by educators, this lecture explains why knowing a teacher’s identity matters to students, and how we can begin to inject our identity into our teaching.
Virtual sexuality education conference that centers the contributions, experiences and expertise of educators of Color. Two days that center historical trauma, race, disability, Blackness, and pleasure.
Harvey Milk Day is a day to educate your school about an extraordinary leader whose courageous work to end discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the 1970s set the stage for many of the civil rights advances we see today.
May 26, 1-2pm EST
Faculty: Evert Ketting, PhD
This lecture will review the results of a study on the history and current status of sexual education in half of the countries in Europe and Central Asia. Only four out of 25 do not have sexuality education in schools, and it is now a mandatory teaching subject in schools in the vast majority of European countries. In slightly more than half of the countries, sexuality education is really comprehensive
May 26, 7-8pm EST
Faculty: Elisha Oliver, PhD
In this lecture I present digital storytelling as an educational tool for use in sexual health and sex education platforms. I use the digital storytelling model to decenter “normative” ideations regarding sex and sexuality within interracial/interethnic relationships, polyamorous relationships, designer relationships, BDSM/Kink, and age, health, and ability.