We are a group from a diversity of backgrounds with an interest in the attitudes surrounding Sex and Relationships Education. We feel that a key reason why much SRE for young people is unsatisfactory is that as a society we have problems discussing, and having, sex and relationships in empowering ways. We therefore believe that in order to change attitudes, to question and become more comfortable with our own relationships and sexuality, and in short to build a society which is less squeamish about sex, we need to start with ourselves.
These ideas have grown into planning a platform for educators - in the broadest sense - to meet. We are all potential learners and teachers of SRE throughout our lives. Whether you are a sex-educator, campaigner, parent, carer, teacher, health worker, or are simply interested in the subject, you are welcome to join us.
On Sunday 17th February 2013, we are holding a gathering in the Whitmore Community Centre, London, N1 (Haggerston or Hoxton overground, Old St underground). An opening session will set the political context of sex education in the UK today, and then lead to three sets of two parallel workshops. Topics will include 'Body image and sexuality'; 'Dealing with difficult questions'; 'Communication, boundaries and consent'; 'Where do our sexual values come from?'; 'Feminist SRE in the institution' and 'Sex at different ages'. Full programme available soon at www.feministfightback.org.uk
The event is open to all genders. There will be a creche and the venue is fully wheelchair accessible. Please specify any childcare or other needs you have when registering (by 12th January).
Suggested donations of £5 waged or £3 low/ unwaged will be requested on the door to cover venue hire.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.feministfightback.org.uk