Transforming Sex Education via Disability Justice: A Workshop for Educators and Other Professionals

Presenter: Laura Millar

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Saturday 9:00 – 10:15 AM

Sturm Hall 187

Program Description

This workshop is designed to help you transcend theory by learning practical applications at the intersection of Disability Justice, pleasure, and sexual education.

We’ll explore the transformative “Ten Principles of Disability Justice” written by the Disability Justice Collective, and how those principles can inform and shape your approach to bringing healthy, sustainable sex education to your students, organizations, and communities.

Participants will leave equipped with tangible tools to create inclusive, respectful, and accessible spaces and a deeper understanding of the intersections between personal and professional growth. We will also discuss insights and practical strategies for advocating for comprehensive sex education, promoting consent and LGBTQ+ inclusivity, navigating censorship and gatekeeping, and the importance of promoting accessible sex education.

Led by a blind, neurodivergent community organizer, sex educator, and sexologist managing chronic illness, this workshop includes space to share personal and professional stories, and emphasizes the transformative power of Disability Justice in combating sexual ableism.

Note: The Ten Principles of Disability Justice are

  1. Intersectionality
  2. Leadership of Those Most Impacted
  3. Anti-Capitalism
  4. Cross-Movement Solidarity
  5. Wholeness
  6. Sustainability
  7. Cross-Disability Solidarity
  8. Interdependence
  9. Collective Access
  10. Collective Liberation

They are the creations of Disability Justice Collective, a group including Patty Berne, Mia Mingus, Stacey Milbern, Leroy F. Moore Jr., and Eli Clare, whose insight and wisdom are shared here with appreciation.

Presenter Bio

Laura Millar, MPH, M.A., MCHES, (she/her) a distinguished sexual health educator and researcher, promotes the Principles of Disability Justice within the blind community. Founder and CEO of the Blind Sexuality Access Network, Laura is a blind neurodivergent woman living with chronic illness who seeks to foster pleasure and champion a culture of consent in both personal and professional settings. To learn more about how she empowers practitioners through workshops, coaching, and presentations, please explore and join her in helping create a world where disability and sexuality are celebrated aspects of human diversity.