Calendar of Events

All events noted in Eastern Time

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August 23 5:30-7:30

Cas Berta

This free webinar hopes to provide an overview of inclusive and comprehensive sex education and centers the experiences/needs of Transgender and gender diverse people. We will discuss how to empower Trans folks through gender-affirming language and de-gendered use of contraception– as well ways to change up traditional sexual scripts.

Sex Ed Lectures

August 24 - 7:00-8:00

Dr. Martha Tara Lee

All of us could benefit from more sexuality education but what about if this was somebody coming from outside of the United States? This session aims to cover a landscape of Asia, a profile of your prospective Asian clients, and how you can engage them more effectively in your work. $30

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August 30 5:30-7:30

Free interactive porn literacy webinar for educators, parents, and anyone who works with young people. This webinar visits your own personal values and biases towards sex and sexuality, and gives you the tools to effectively have conversations with youth about pornography. The what, the who, and the why. This training provides activities to provide critical thinking skills for youth and how to identify trusted adults in their life.

Sex Ed Lectures

August 31 - 7:00-8:00

Dr. Rebecca Blanton

“Nonbinary” is growing in visibility as a gender for many people, especially people under 30. This lecture looks at the history of the term and how it has evolved in the past decade as it has gained prominent use in the general public. Based both on research and my interviews with many nonbinary people ranging from 24 to 69, I cover the variety of ways this term is used and expressed, including implications for sexuality educators. $30

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September

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

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September

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, after lung cancer.

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September 4

The World Association for Sexual Health has invited many audiences to celebrate World Sexual Health and join this initiative to promote sexual health, well-being and rights for all. This year’s theme is sexual health in a digital world and the motto is: Turn it on: Sexual health in a digital world”

Sex Ed Lectures

September 7 - 7:00-8:00

Jean Levitan

Discussing abortion continues to be fraught with a variety of challenges. Depending upon the state where one resides, and the support for sexuality education overall, time to discuss abortion may be limited or even prohibited. This session will identify issues and challenges, and review resources and strategies for effective education on the topic. $30

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September 8 3:00-4:00

Join us for a messaging workshop. We will talk about sex ed and abortion and how to address these issues with our clients and within our communities.

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September 8, 7:00-8:00 pm

Puberty: The Wonder Years

If you are a puberty teacher who wants to talk to other puberty teachers, please join us for 60 minutes of interaction. Part education, part conversation… this free, monthly webinar is made for you!

September 22, 7:00-8:00 pm

Power Up Education

Consent is a life skill that should be practice long before it has anything to do with sex. In this workshop you will learn about: 1. The Age of Consent for Sexual Activity 2. The four criteria of consent. 3. Discuss 4 common scenarios in youth's lives. This workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 12-18. Teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.

October 27, 9:30-11:00 pm

Power Up Education

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships. This workshop focuses on healthy and unhealthy qualities in relationships, whether it be a friendship or a romantic relationship. Gas-lighting and the abuse cycle will be discussed. With the support and guidance from trusted adults, teenagers will be able to experience healthier relationships. This workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 12-18. Teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV on the Latinx community in the United States.
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October 18

The purpose of World Menopause Day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing. We encourage professionals and women to participate in this global awareness raising campaign by printing and sharing these materials, organising events to engage their communities, and sharing World Menopause Day social media posts.

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The purpose of World Menopause Day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing. We encourage professionals and women to participate in this global awareness raising campaign by printing and sharing these materials, organising events to engage their communities, and sharing World Menopause Day social media posts.

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October

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.

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October 27-28, 2022

S.L.A.M. is an unparalleled, first of its kind BIPOC centered virtual professional development sexuality conference. One of the few conferences that actually pays its presenters.

The Sexuality Liberators And Movers conference highlights the lived experiences of BIPOC communities who have historically been denied access to bodily autonomy, safety, and pleasure

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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.

November 14-18, 2022 and Sunday Nov 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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December 1

World AIDS Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

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December 6-8, 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.

January 2023

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.

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March 21-25

LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time to bring attention to the devastating cycle of discrimination and health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

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March 31

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.

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April

This STD Awareness Month, ASHA is drawing attention to the importance of STD testing. As part of this effort, we are promoting a new campaign—YES Means TEST. Having sex is a choice, and so is saying healthy. Saying yes to sex should mean saying yes to test!

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April

SAAM is about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem.

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STD Awareness Week, observed the second full week in April, provides an opportunity to raise awareness about STDs and how they impact our lives; reduce STD-related stigma, fear, and discrimination; and ensure people have the tools and knowledge to prevent, test for, and treat STDs.

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Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management

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May 17

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 18

This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

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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.

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May 24

If you identify as panromantic or pansexual – enjoy the 24th of May. If you know someone who does, let them know you’re thinking of them. Validation and acceptance makes the human experience all that more wonderous. If you neither identify or know someone – but you’ve learned something new about the wonderful variety that human beings come in, share on social media, have a conversation, do some reading. The more connected we are, the happier we are.

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May 28

Today, millions of women and girls* around the world are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate. In 2022, it’s no longer acceptable that a natural bodily function prevents women and girls from getting an education, earning an income and fully and equally participating in everyday life.

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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, 2023

Valuable learning and social networking for anyone with an interest in sexual health education, therapy, counseling, or sexology!

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 ?, 2023 9:30-4:00

This one-day event brings together nationally recognized speakers focusing on preventing first time perpetration of sexual misconduct as well as the variety of responses to a report of sexual misconduct.

Over the course of the day, we will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the students who engage in sexually problematic and abusive behaviors from multiple perspectives.

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June 9

Sex educators are fun, passionate and highly qualified professionals, often with advanced degrees, who make the world a better, happier, safer place, and save lives. But it is a misunderstood profession. From abstinence only funding, to censorship, community backlash and harassment, an overarching cultural shame of sexuality that makes our students hard to reach, and a profound society-wide misconception about what sexuality educators even do and why it's important, sex educators are up against a lot when they go to work every day.  On June 9, thank a sex educator for the important but often underpaid and unappreciated work they do.

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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.

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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 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

International Non-Binary People's Day is observed each year on 14 July and is aimed at raising awareness and organizing around the issues faced by non-binary people around the world. The day was first celebrated in 2012. The date was chosen for being precisely between International Men's Day and International Women's Day. (Wikipedia)

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.