24 Feb Comprehensive Sexuality Education in New York State: Virtual Panel Discussion
Join us for a virtual panel discussion exploring how comprehensive and inclusive sex education can advance the health and well-being of New York State’s youth.
From 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM ET
At Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault in partnership with Equality New York / Max Micallef, [email protected]
Sexuality education in New York State varies wildly by district. There are no statewide standards, leaving curricula dependent on each school district, created by each school within the district, and subjectively interpreted by the instructor. As a result, too many students do not receive thorough information about their bodies, healthy boundaries, or healthy relationships, making them vulnerable to sexual abuse, dating violence, and other negative health outcomes.
Comprehensive sexuality education that is medically accurate, inclusive, trauma-informed, evidence-based, and age-appropriate will empower New York State’s youth with the knowledge and skills they need to engage in healthy relationships with themselves and each other.
On May 3, 2022, join NYSCASA and Equality New York for a virtual panel discussion exploring how comprehensive sexuality education can advance the health and well-being of young people in our state.
- NYS Senator Jabari Brisport (he/him) – Co-sponsor of NYS Senate Bill S2584A, “Comprehensive Sex Education in Schools”
- Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond (she/her) – CEO & Founder, Wise Chipmunk LLC, Education & Research Firm
- Sarah Podber (she/her) – Prevention Director, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Hugh Goldstein (he/him) – Student and Activist
- Pascale (she/her) – Parent of Non-binary Child
- Max Micallef (they/he/she) – Public Policy Director, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (moderator)
Registration is required. This event will be held via Zoom Webinars. Video participation is not required. The session will be recorded and distributed to those who register. Registrants will receive the meeting link by email.
This event will be conducted in spoken English. Language interpretation and closed captioning can be made available upon request. Please indicate in the registration form or by email ([email protected]) if you require these services. Please provide this information at least two weeks prior to the event.
If you have questions, concerns, or require assistance with registration, please contact Max Micallef, Public Policy Director, via email ([email protected]).