A Unique Event for Advocates, Service Providers & Community Helpers on March 11, 2009
Sex, Knowledge, and Justice for Youth – A Workshop for Adults
We know that sex is the current drama in a lot of young women’s lives on some level, yet we hear all the time that they just aren’t getting the right information on how to know their body, love their body, and feel comfortable doing what they want to do.
This has everything to do with the fact that trends continue or get worse, that children grow up without being able to name body parts much less how to report assault, and that the same communities lose out for the lack of competent information available to be relayed to them. It is imperative that we confront where young women are being silenced in the full scope of sex education and how it relates to both the systemic and social absence of knowledge transfer.
Designed for service providers, community helpers and advocates, this workshop will give the necessary tools needed to empower young people with all the nitty-gritty details they need to know to feel confident, knowledgeable, but most of all powerful in owning their sex in this constantly oppressive world.
Jessica Yee is the Founder and Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, who works across North America on issues of healthy sexuality, reproductive justice, cultural competency, and youth empowerment. At 23, she is a proud Mohawk young woman who is also involved in lateral violence prevention education work, with organizations such as the Highway of Tears Initiative and Maggie’s: Sex Workers Organizing. She is a strong believer in the power of the youth voice, and you can see her activisting it up on sites like Racialicious, SHAMELESS Magazine: For Girls Who Get It! or writing in the community for the Turtle Island Native News and the Kahnawake Eastern Door.
Location: SFU Harbourside – McLean Management Studies Lab
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Fee: By Donation
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-687-1613