Oakland Speaks: Youth share their new vision for sexuality education

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Join the Forward Together Youth tomorrow August 16th at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center as they celebrate the conclusion of their summer program with dance, poetry, music, food and art! They will also be revealing the anticipated Sex Ed The City youth participatory action research report, "Let's Get it On: Oakland Youth Share a New Vision for Sex Ed!" 

At Forward Together, young Asian women find a safe space to talk about issues relevant to their everyday lives, like expectations of family and society, healthy relationships, sex and sexuality, body image, and gender expectations. Young Asian men - who are too often excluded from conversations about sex and sexuality - find an opportunity to learn that reproductive justice is not just for women, and that non-oppressive forms of masculinity exist. Through this event, the youth will be extending their space to the larger community to share what they have explored throughout the program.

They will also be presenting about their youth-led research project assessing the current state of sex education in Oakland high schools. This project is part of their campaign to make sure that students in the Oakland Unified School District can receive sex education that is adequate, relevant and accessible to everyone, including students with disabilities, students who are English Language Learners, and immigrant students.

Come out and support the youth tomorrow as they speak out about making empowered decisions about their body, gender, and sexuality! 

What: Oakland Speaks: Youth on Sex
When: Thursday, August 16th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Who: Youth program participants at Forward Together, and a featured speaker