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Sex Ed for All Youth Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
59:13
Yes!!!
Dan Rice
59:31
Hi, everyone. I'm Dan Rice (he/him), the Executive Director of Answer - a national sex education organization at Rutgers University. I'm thrilled to be here with all of you today.
Phyllis Aira Sheer Raquinio
01:02:12
Hi everyone! Phyllis Aira Sheer (she/her/isuna), and I'll be graduating from my MPH program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I wish I learned about consent and cultural inclusivity, among many things, in sex ed.
Sarah Saysoukha (she/her)
01:03:30
YES!!
Janet Max (she/her) Healthy Teen Network
01:03:32
Takoma Park, MD has allowed 16 year olds to vote in local elections for many years now. They are so thoughtful and engaged. We need to give 16 year old the right to share their voice through the ballot box at the state and federal level!
Deborah Coffy
01:04:39
Hello everyone! My name is Deborah Coffy (she/her) and I am a rising senior at the University of Central Florida. I am a social media intern for the Orange County Children’s Trust Initiative. I am the Treasurer of National Organization for Women (NOW) UCF, Secretary for the National Association of Black Journalists UCF (NABJ), and soon to be one of the cultural directors for the Multicultural Student Center at UCF. I am excited to be here with everyone today to further educate myself regarding sex education, intersectionality, and etc. Thank you Rep. Pressley for speaking today.
Sarah Saysoukha (she/her)
01:05:32
Oh my gosh! I am screaming! This is amazing.
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:06:08
And that's on Mary had a little lamb! LOL
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:06:49
Comprehensive sex ed for all young people regardless of zip code!
TJ Anderson (She/Her)
01:07:24
Say it again, regardless of zip code!!!!!!
Abiha (she/her)
01:08:08
I can't love this enough THANK YOU!!!!
Gail Wilson
01:08:30
Thank you!
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:08:31
Thank you!!! <3
Kelley Wilds
01:08:36
Amazing!! Thank you!!
Deborah Coffy
01:08:38
Thank you so much! <3
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
01:08:40
Amazing!!! Thank you
TJ Anderson (She/Her)
01:08:41
I love this, thank you!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:08:41
Thank you!
Brittany Batell (she/her)
01:08:43
Thank you!!! <3
Tatiana Perkins
01:08:45
That was amazing, so glad to have you on our team <3
Hamish Neill (He/him)
01:08:46
Thank you.
Kelsey Cavanagh-Strong
01:08:52
Thank you SO SO SO much for these opening remarks Congresswoman Pressley! You are amazing!
Jennifer Driver
01:08:53
Thank you!!! Rep. Pressley
Jennifer Heitel
01:08:53
Thank you, Congresswoman Pressley!!!
Christy Altidor (she/her)
01:08:55
So inspiring thank you!
Janet Max (she/her) Healthy Teen Network
01:09:11
Thank you for your words and support!
Amir Sadeghi
01:09:14
Thank you! We need to fight for the sexual health and education rights for ALL youth, including youth in state custody and out of home care!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:09:17
Yay Greg!
Dan Rice
01:09:58
Thank you for your positive and inspiring message, Congresswoman Pressley.
Jennifer Driver
01:12:53
Roll Tide and Go Blazers!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:13:04
Go blazers <3
Emily Bridges
01:13:09
Jada stepped in at the last minute today so thank you very much for that! :)
Sarah Saysoukha (she/her)
01:14:31
Half of my family is in Guam!
Lincoln Mondy
01:14:55
Iconique
Nicole Long
01:15:33
wonderful, Gregory!
Nicole Long
01:15:40
nice to meet you all
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:16:49
Question 1: What does good sex ed mean to you?
Vanessa Tate Finney (she/her)
01:18:02
Medically accurate!
Olivia Catalano
01:19:02
Inclusive
Anne Low
01:19:57
An opportunity for discussion in a safe space
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:20:23
It has to be anti-racist or its a failure
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:20:32
Yes ^^
Brittany Batell (she/her)
01:20:36
^^
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:20:43
And yes to so many of these comments!
Jianna (she/her) D’Addario
01:20:54
yes!! all of these things are essential
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:26:05
Whew yass Courtney!
Brittany Batell (she/her)
01:26:06
YES
Sonja Goetsch-Avila (she/her)
01:26:13
!!!
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:26:27
first round and already blown away
Mariah Cowsert
01:26:29
Yes Courtney!!!
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:26:55
Question two: Has sex ed formed your experiences in a positive way/or negative/ regarding specific identities and understanding of them?
Susan Finkelstein
01:31:44
For those of you from the south, how to you overcome the legal barriers to sex education outside of the schools
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:32:31
If the schools are not offering it, then if you are a parent, or know an educator, I would do research and educate ourselves as much as possible to be local educators for school-age students!
Rachel Fey
01:33:51
whomever is whispering we can all here, please mute thank you!
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
01:35:08
The whispering may be me, typically Deaf people make noise as they sign. I unmute to make sure the interpreter knows I am talking
Rachel Fey
01:35:43
Devin I'm so sorry, I wanted to listen to everything you said. My apologies for the comment.
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
01:36:48
Not a problem, most people don’t know that Deaf people are actually really noisy :)
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:36:53
Yes all we got was 2 days in 1st yr of high school! And some in middle school, less about sex and more about anatomy.
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:39:47
Yes! Please drop questions in chat! We will try to get to as many as possible at the end! Also please feel free to amplify the conversation on social media using the hashtags #SexEdforAll
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:39:58
Question 3: When we’re as a culture and as individuals experiencing this violence we described earlier, including police violence, other racially motivated violence, violence against protestors, and the anti-transgender bills that have cropped up in so many states, how are those moments connected to sex education? Does sex ed have a role in helping us navigate all this?
Grace Stoops
01:41:11
I recently started a sexual health education organization at the University of Arkansas - the first organization of its kind. What do you think are the most important topics to cover in sex ed for college students in particular?
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:41:43
Completely agree @Jada!
Anne Low
01:41:46
Thank you. Those words resonate with me and I am so grateful that you all are brave to share your personal views with us.
Monika Nayak
01:42:43
How have y’all received sex education past high school? What formats or settings are you able to get this information after k-12?
Jada Grisson she/her, they/them
01:43:00
I am still present and listening but turning my camera off seems to help with connectivity
Jasmine Yunus (she/her)
01:44:15
Amazing Courtney, thank you for highlighting the need for healing justice and joy and pleasure in the face of state oppression!!
Amir Sadeghi
01:44:48
How do you see the relationship between the overrepresentation of LGBTQ youth and youth of color in juvenile detention or foster care, but then the primary focus of comp sex ed advocacy usually as one addressing sexual health literacy as something provided in a classroom? We have a lot of vulnerable youth in systems who can't be reached by a state's education dept, youth displaced from their homes by racist and homophobic/transphobic systems of oppression.
Shawn Jones
01:46:25
Are there any resources or organizations to utilize when developing sex education curriculum for racial minorities ?
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:47:52
Question four: How can state and federal policy support better sex education?
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:48:15
YAY!!!!
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:48:17
Yass!! Roll Tide!
Diana Rhodes
01:48:22
Congrats!!!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:48:51
<3 URGE, Advocates for Youth, Planned Parenthood, AIDS Alabama, and many other state orgs have helped this happen!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:49:16
Visit @ALYouthActivistAlliance and @URGEAL_org on instagram for more info on the sex ed bill!
Jennifer Heitel
01:49:57
SUCH a big deal! Congrats to everyone involved in making it happen!!
Susan Finkelstein
01:50:55
florida is beyond regressive!!!!
Vanessa Tate Finney (she/her)
01:51:34
grew up in Florida, I hope that this legislation helps other regressive states!
Amber Helsel
01:51:44
This gives me hope for Mississippi.
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:51:53
*Coughs* This is why we must dismantle the "The South is a lost cause" narrative
courtney (they/them)
01:52:03
^^^^^^
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:52:03
^^^^^^^^
Jennifer Heitel
01:52:04
^^^
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:52:04
^^^ !!!
Patricia Bencivenga (she/her/hers)
01:52:06
^^^
Mariah Cowsert
01:52:09
^^^^^!!!!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
01:52:16
The legislation is not representative of its people!
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:52:25
^^
Vanessa Tate Finney (she/her)
01:53:36
That's great, Jianna!!
Susan Finkelstein
01:54:28
run for governor???
Brittany Batell (she/her)
01:55:34
Yes Devin!!
Sonja Goetsch-Avila (she/her)
01:55:45
!!!
Kelsey Cavanagh-Strong
01:55:50
Very important point Devin! Thank you for bringing this to the table.
Nicole Long
01:55:52
^^^^
Mariah Cowsert
01:55:54
Yes, Devin 👏
Elliott Nassif
01:56:01
Yes yes yes
Kelley Wilds
01:56:11
YES, Devin!!!!
Monica Edwards(She/her)
01:56:32
Yes Devin!
Nicole Long
01:56:33
yes, Devin
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
01:59:15
Final question: How can sex educators work toward becoming culturally inclusive?
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:05:51
That's my pie in the sky too courtney
courtney (they/them)
02:08:29
seek out specifically queer and trans orgs
Dan Rice
02:09:09
Check out www.sexetcu.org. You can find college-based resources there. If your school is not listed, let us know and we can add it!
Monica Edwards(She/her)
02:09:16
I think Spark! Reproductive Justice Now might also have some peer sex education resources
Jianna (she/her) D’Addario
02:09:30
https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/sex-ed-you-never-got-foundations-reproductive-anatomy-and-physiology
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
02:09:49
Amaze.org can be targeted a bit younger but has amazingly educational videos
Zayda Morales
02:10:14
Also in clinics and health centers.
Jianna (she/her) D’Addario
02:10:21
Planned Parenthood of South, Easy and North Florida have a "the sex ed you never got" series happening this month that will cover lots of important topics(:
Jianna (she/her) D’Addario
02:10:36
the link is the one I sent earlier if anyone would like to attend
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:10:49
Youth focused online sex ed: https://amaze.org/Homeschool student resources: https://siecus.org/homeschool-style-sex-ed-resources/
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
02:11:28
question: How do you see the relationship between the overrepresentation of LGBTQ and youth of color in juvenile detention or foster care, but then the primary focus of comp sex ed advocacy usually as one addressing sexual health literacy as something provided in a classroom?
courtney (they/them)
02:11:30
i don't have a great answer, but just want to underscore that this is a problem
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:11:38
^^
Abiha (she/her)
02:13:33
Like comprehensive sex ed in the juvenile detention and foster care system?
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
02:13:57
This is a huge problem that non-profit organizations are the main people to combat. Unfortunately, there is not a great solution even with organizations working to provide sex ed access to students in foster care and juvenile detention that may not have access to the education within school settings
Monica Edwards(She/her)
02:15:30
Women of Color Sexual Health Network
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:15:39
What courtney said!
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:16:11
AMAZE.org from Advocates for Youth is visually affirming for racially/ethnically diverse and gender and sexual orientation diverse groups
Monica Edwards(She/her)
02:16:51
INCITE isn't a sex ed focused group but is a good org to check out just in general
courtney (they/them)
02:17:08
look up the folks w Sexuality Liberators And Movers too
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
02:17:16
Yes^ I use amaze videos in so many lesson plans
Shawn Jones
02:17:52
Thank you!
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
02:17:57
Planned Parenthood also has a lot of great lesson plans and activities focused on a wide range of marginalized communities.
Katie Mcnamara
02:18:01
Thank you very much, such a ridiculously important discussion.
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:18:27
If anyone has any questions or want to talk, my email is villari2021@gmail.com !
Dan Rice
02:18:30
Thank you all so much for your you vision and leadership.
Nicole Long
02:18:30
thank you all
Brittany Batell (she/her)
02:18:35
Thank you to our panelists and moderator! :) <3
Nicole Long
02:18:39
such a rich discussion
Ari (they/them) Villanueva
02:18:39
Thank you all for the love and support!
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
02:18:45
This was amazing!!! Thank you all for your incredible insight!
Cynthia Gardstein
02:18:49
Interesting. Thank you.
Nicole Long
02:18:50
take care
Kelsey Cavanagh-Strong
02:18:50
Thank you all so much, this was necessary and brilliant.
Nicolas Cusi
02:18:51
Thank you everyone, and keep up the great work!!
Jianna (she/her) D’Addario
02:18:52
just thank you so much for this space!! it was incredible to be a part of and you are all inspiring
Debra Hauser
02:18:55
thank you everyone!
Kate Cartagena
02:18:55
incredible everyone! such powerful people gathered here.
Hamish Neill (He/him)
02:18:56
Thank you panel
Devin Goldstein (he/him)
02:18:56
feel free to get in contact with MOASH about any questions or to learn more about accessibility in sex ed
Celi Arias
02:18:57
Thank you!
Marlees West (she/her)
02:19:02
Thank you!
Kelley Wilds
02:19:04
Wonderful resources and support!! Thank you for such a great panel and presentation!
Gail Wilson
02:19:05
Thank you ! This was so insightful, thought provoking and helpful!
Tatiana Perkins
02:19:10
This was so amazing, thank you all so much for your knowledge!
Abiha (she/her)
02:19:23
#SexEdForAll
Marina Cleav
02:19:25
You all were SO inspiring. I am trying to revamp my high school’s Sex Ed curriculum and this was so informational. Thank you so much!
Patricia Bencivenga (she/her/hers)
02:19:36
Woohoo! So excited for #SexEdforAll month
Phyllis Aira Sheer Raquinio
02:19:36
Thank you so much for this town hall! Agyamanak unay! (Thank you!) in Ilokano :)
Brittany Batell (she/her)
02:19:45
https://sexeducationcollaborative.org/sex-ed-all-month
Gabby Doyle (she/her)
02:19:52
<3 <3 <3
Monika Nayak
02:19:53
I’ve been tweeting with the toolkit!! Thank you for sharing those resources!
Ciara O'Neill
02:19:58
Thank you so much!