Calendar of Events

All events noted in Eastern Time

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January 26, 7:00-8:00 pm

Courtney W. Brame

STD Prevention efforts are non inclusive. People who’ve experienced a diagnosis have direct experience navigating stigma. Each individual experience directly provides us with essential communication skills that can be integrated into the CDC’s recommended prevention efforts. This presentation presents some of those findings from the SPFPP podcast over the years.

Cost: $25

January 26, 7:00-8:30 pm

Worcester Youth Deserve Coalition

Do you support young people at a school, nonprofit, or faith organization? Want to know more about the new sexual health education curriculum being taught in the Worcester Public Schools? Learn about the Rights, Respect, Responsibility, curriculum from one of its co-authors; Explore lessons currently being taught at WPS; Hear from local advocates and educators; Leave with resources

Free: 2 forums in January. Both will be the same content.

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January 27, 5:30-7:00 pm

Fenway's GTZ Activist Academy

This one-hour event will educate attendees on what the Healthy Youth Act is, and how the passing of the Healthy Youth Act benefits our young people. We will also discuss how this bill can be championed by students, school officials, and the greater public. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a brief anonymous survey as a contribution to our related upcoming zine project. There will be a giveaway for webinar attendees throughout the presentation. This event will be ASL-interpreted.

Free

January 27-28 2022

The Sexuality Liberators And Movers virtual symposium is for parents, teachers, sexuality educators and direct service adults who work with and care for young people.

S.L.A.M.'s focus is shifting and moving sex education forward by centering the contributions, experiences, and expertise of Educators of Color, while challenging isms and institutions that keep sex education white-washed, fear based, and ineffective.

February 3, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Series: There are many places where the law and sex education intersect, and they can be broken down into several categories: state law and policy on sex education, laws affecting sex educators in the classroom, and laws affecting youth. You can register for the in depth, interactive, 12 session series here.

$200/12 week course

February 17, 4:00-5:00 pm

UN|HUSHED , Karen Rayne and Brian Flaherty

Series: There are many places where the law and sex education intersect, and they can be broken down into several categories: state law and policy on sex education, laws affecting sex educators in the classroom, and laws affecting youth. You can register for the in depth, interactive, 12 session series here.

$200/12 week course

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March 10, 7:00-8:00 pm

Vanessa Geffrard

The job of a life-affirming educator is life changing! The things that can be challenging in our roles as sex educators are answering the difficult questions that come our way, honoring the identities of all of our students, all the while examining our values and dismantling bias’ that uphold systems of inequality and oppression that keep our students from getting the support they need.

 Cost: $25
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February 9, 7:00-8:00 pm

Mira Weil & Aneliese Apala Flaherty

Through the collaborative spirit and principles of Community-Based Participatory Research, the LETS! Teach, Affirm, Learn, Know (T.A.L.K.) curriculum was successfully implemented in a public school for grades kindergarten- 4. In this lecture, we offer lessons learned and how sexuality educators could start organizing in their school districts.

Cost: $25
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February 16, 7:00-8:00 pm

Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, PhD, MST, MPH; Booker Marshall, MPH

Program fidelity, defined as whether prescribed curricular components are delivered as prescribed, is critical in sex education. Teachers in our mixed methods case study reported needing more guidance on how to appropriately make adaptations that maintain fidelity to core content while allowing them to adjust to students’ needs and interests.

Cost: $25
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February 23, 7:00-8:00 pm

Dr. Tanya Bass

AMP! (Arts-based, Multiple intervention, Peer-education) is a sexual health education and HIV prevention approach developed through a collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District’s HIV Prevention programme and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)’s Art & Global Health Center. In 2016, the program was introduced and tested for several years at North Carolina Central University, a historically Black institution through three human sexuality courses. Research indicates youth and young adults believe these types of interventions are more acceptable and memorable than traditional didactic teaching methods. This session will discuss the process and outcome of AMP at NCCU guided by the lead sexuality instructor, Dr. Tanya Bass.

Cost: $25
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March 9, 7:00-8:00 pm

Michael John Carley

In the United States, healthy attitudes about sexuality are hard enough to find, but in the disability community it becomes worse. As literal-thinking adults, most individuals on the autism spectrum are inadvertently steered away from sexual activity by all the warnings. This presentation hopes to show positive the messages could be if we reframe our thinking.

Cost: $25

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December 7-9, 2022

The National Sex Ed Conference is the largest conference in the United States designed exclusively for sexuality educators. Sessions address sexuality education for all ages, in all types of settings, and are highly interactive and give participants materials they can replicate. The conference is hosted by The Center for Sex Education.

November 13-19 and Saturday November 20

Transgender Awareness Week to raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)  commemorates all transgender people lost to violence.

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November 8

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account.

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February 16, 7:00-8:00 pm

Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, PhD, MST, MPH; Booker Marshall, MPH

Program fidelity, defined as whether prescribed curricular components are delivered as prescribed, is critical in sex education. Teachers in our mixed methods case study reported needing more guidance on how to appropriately make adaptations that maintain fidelity to core content while allowing them to adjust to students’ needs and interests.

Cost: $25
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Month of May 2022

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.

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May 17, 2022

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.

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May 22, 2022

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.

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June

Pride events are held around the world during June as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. June is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969.

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June 1-7, 2022

QTBIPoC Pride Week

QTBIPOC is an important acronym that extends our understanding of the larger LGBTQ+ community. QTBIPOC stands for Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color. QTBIPOC are acknowledged to encompass some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community existing at the intersection of racism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, queerphobia, and transphobia.

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June 2-5, 2022

Valuable learning and social networking for anyone with an interest in sexology!

Register for the 2022 AASECT Conference program,

Get ready for 3 days of valuable programming plus pre-conference workshops and opportunities to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and virtual exhibitors.

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June 12, 2022

Pulse Remembrance Day

On June 12, 2016, one of the worst mass shootings in US history claimed 49 lives at a Florida gay bar. The shooting occurred during the club's Latin Night, and many of those killed were Latino and LGBTQ+. The remembrance of the Pulse nightclub shooting comes as violence against LGBTQ+ people persists.

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June 19

Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.

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June 28

The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

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July 14

Non-binary is an umbrella term for gender identities that are neither male nor female‍—‌identities that are outside the gender binary. Non-binary identities fall under the transgender umbrella, since non-binary people typically identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex, though some non-binary individuals do not consider themselves transgender. 

Non-binary people may identify as having two or more genders (being bigender or trigender); having no gender (agender, nongendered, genderless, genderfree); moving between genders or having a fluctuating gender identity (genderfluid); being third gender or other-gendered (a category that includes those who do not place a name to their gender).

Gender identity is separate from sexual or romantic orientation, and non-binary people have a variety of sexual orientations, just as cisgender people do.

NCSexCon

August 2022

Promoting interdisciplinary coordination among members of advocacy, clinical care, education, human/social services and research, to share innovative approaches, best practices and practical applications for the enhancement of sexual health across the lifespan in North Carolina.

NC SEXCON is targeted towards individuals working in and across the sexual health field, including clinical care, education, reproductive health and justice, HIV/ STDs, LGBTQ healthcare, advocacy, policy development, and overall sexuality from birth to death.

S.L.A.M. 4 Youth

S.L.A.M. is committed to uplifting and centering the voices of Sex Educators of Color. Each conference/event we host is an open invitation to speakers, educators, therapists, and clinicians of Color.

This conference is geared toward sexuality and direct service professionals who work with and care for young people/youth (up to the age of 24 years old). Audience make up is typically comprised of social workers, school counselors, teachers, sex educators, program coordinators, peer educators/leaders, clinicians, parents, and other support people.

Honorarium: $650/educator

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October 26-28, 3:00-5:00 pm

Register now for the 2nd annual #AMAZESexEdCon, coming to a screen near you October 26-28. Our virtual conference is famous for actionable tools, insights, and interactive discussions.

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October 26

Intersex Awareness Day marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America.  It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.