Sex Talk: A Symposium with Benefits
January 28, 2013
From an early age, we’re bombarded with negative messages about sex and are socialized to be ashamed to talk about it.
The taboo surrounding sex is unfortunate because the benefits of increased knowledge and communication about sex are many, and the costs of not having these discussions can be dire. Although sexuality is a difficult issue to discuss, it is crucial that we do so—in our homes and in our communities—to promote sexual health and responsible behavior. The purpose of Brown Symposium XXXV is to start such a discussion.
Syndicated sex advice columnist; author, blogger, political pundit; creator of the “It Gets Better” Project; host of MTV’s “Savage U”
Debra W. Haffner
President of Religious Institute; AASECT certified sex educator; Unitarian Universalist Minister; author of several books, including the award-winning From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children
Pamela M. Wilson
Sexuality Education Consultant and Trainer; author of nationally acclaimed curricula including Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Grades 7–9
Research Scientist and Co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University; Sexual Health Educator at the Kinsey Institute; author of several books, including Sex Made Easy; blogs: Kinsey Confidential; mysexprofessor.com
Featuring Interludes, an exhibition of paintings by Michael Mogavero, as well as art from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Curated by Victoria Star Varner, professor of art.
Please remember that there are no reserved seats. Pre-registered participants will receive a wristband and will be able to enter the theatre first, with walk-ins seated on a space available basis after those with wristbands. Because a large turnout is anticipated, it is recommended that all guests arrive early. The Alma Thomas Theater will open at 8 a.m. Although streaming of the lecture is not permitted, simulcast viewing will be available in the Caldwell-Carvey Foyer in the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Building.