SEX ED EMPOWERS YOUth - Indigogo Campaign
Listen to Starri Hedges (Gaia's Director) on Minnesota Public Radio:
Link to Star Tribune article, Sept. 2015:
Link to Gaia Council Statement, June 2015:
Link to City Pages Article, June 29 2015: http://www.citypages.com/news/teacher-starri-hedges-speaks-out-about-sex-shop-field-trip-7441954
Link to Gaia Board of Directors Statement, from June 3, 2015
OTHER LINKS and RESOURCES
Video- Jon Oliver on Sex Ed:
New Sex Ed/Reproductive/Sex Ed Justice:
Resources for Adults and Youth:
National Health Education Standards:
Give Teens What They Need to Make Healthy Decisions
New National HIV/AIDS Strategy Prioritizes Sex Education and Reducing Health Disparities
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Curriculums (resources prepared for use in a classroom/study group environment)
Orgs clinics and experts (often with their own resource lists)
STIs and other medical conditions
Trans bodies, trans selves (note: content warnings for transphobia and use of slurs)
Come as you are by dr. emily nagoski (note: cis women-centric)
S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties
Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives (note: significant content warnings for fatphobia, homophobia, use of slurs, drug use, moderate sexual content, and discussions of sexual assault, suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders. I have not read this book but wanted to include it)
transgender warriors and stone butch blues by leslie feinberg (note: i recommend searching up content warning lists for these books)
Sex(ed): the movie (2014)
Killing us softly: advertising’s image of women (1-4) based on lectures by jean kilbourne
Sources to avoid
Oh joy sex toy by erica moen (regularly posts unsourced information with a history of leaving incorrect information up on the site with only minimal acknowledgement)
Porn companies and websites (the porn industry benefits from using harmful categories to give white cishet men the best viewing experience at the cost of dehumanizing trans people, fat people, and people of color, as well as sexualizing teenage women and abusive scenarios, and any sex ed funded by that or learned from that environment is pushing a specific narrative you should be conscious of. Pornhub is also known to fake media stunts such as the viral sponsored snowplows during an east coast blizzard in 2017)
Sex Ed Empowers YOUth!
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Gaia Democratic school
Gaia Democratic School provides a multi age environment for learning together in fun and freedom. We strive to create a school that: -celebrates and honors each individual and the community as a whole --is anti-oppression, anti-racist, -is inclusive of learning diversity and needs -is "Full Spectrum" in regards to respecting all community members' gender identities, neurodiversity and learning styles. We promote cooperative and self-directed learning, academic freedom, social justice, youth rights, environmental stewardship, and of course, democratic education. Flexible options, small groups and individualized plans are always part of the deal at Gaia. Gaia Democratic School admits students and hires staff of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin and accords to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. GDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national or ethnic origin or any other reason.
Gaia Democratic School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. GDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national or ethnic origin or any other reason.