Young people have consistently called for increased access to sex education and information. Yet too many young people fail to receive the sexual health information, education, and access to the care they need to live healthy lives.
All young people—including communities of color, LGBTQ young people, immigrants, those with lower incomes, those living in rural areas, those with disabilities, and systems-involved youth—need equitable access to sex education.
With more young people returning to in-person learning at school, state legislators have a renewed sense of urgency to ensure young people will have access to sex education that is more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. As a policy maker, you have the power to work towards achieving equity and access for all by passing legislation that makes Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) available to all youth in your state’s public schools.
Join the Sex Education Collaborative—national, state, and local organizations committed to advancing and scaling K–12 school-based sex education programs across the United States—for a multi-state panel of state legislators and sex education experts on current efforts to advance equitable sex education in the states.
This webinar is designed for state legislators and legislative staff at any point in the process of advancing equitable sex education policies in their states.
This moderated discussion will include:
Moderator: Jennifer Driver, Senior Director of Reproductive Rights, SiX
Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani
Arizona Rep. Daniel Hernandez
Kaitlyn Marchesano, Director Of Education Policy & Leadership, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
By the end of this webinar attendees will be able to:
-Explain the need for introducing equitable sex education policies in their state;
-Identify steps legislators can take to advance equitable sex education in their state, even in challenging political environments; and
-Articulate affirming sex education messages.