Schooling

The Committee on Schools and Education is a public education initiative of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. It is composed of university scholars from diverse institutions as well as independent scholars, K-12 educators, and professionals who work in schools and community-based organizations serving children, youth and their families. The Committee seeks to promote a better understanding of sexuality and education as they are written across race, gender, class, and religion. A primary goal is to move sex education from its current focus on risk, protection, and control to a focus on the body, desire, and agency. The Committee works through a variety of forums, including large public lectures and panels, small seminars, and media events. The Committee also seeks to facilitate dialogue between scholars and those working directly with children and youth by comparing and contrasting theoretically informed research and the lived dilemmas of caring for the next generation. It promotes further research into how sexuality education is currently proceeding within the confines of existing institutional and social constraints and alternative ways in which it might be re-imagined.

Events

 

A film festival for everyone interested in sexuality education inside and outside of schools

Saturday June 6, 2015 | 1pm – 5pm

Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Avenue

Sexuality and Schools Film Festival

PROGRAM

1:20pm What Do You Know? - Teaching and Learning Sexuality in Schools

2:15pm Two Spirited & The Hearing - Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality

3:10pm Light snacks

3:30pm The Infamous T - Race, Class, Gender, Family and Sexuality In and Out of schools

Panel discussions with educators from community organizations, schools, and university faculties to follow each film