Welcome community engaged learning student,Shannon Jankari!

We are delighted to host Shannon Jankari as our community-engaged learning student for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Shannon is the undergraduate community engaged learning student with GAAP for the 2019-2020 school year. She is in her fourth year at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Equity Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Frustrated by the heteronormative, stigmatizing sexual health education she received throughout grade school and secondary school, Shannon is interested in exploring what embodies transformative, engaging, and inclusive sexual health education. As a research assistant in the Department of Disability Studies and co-editor of the journal Knots, Shannon analyzes the complex relationship between disability and desire in this year’s issue. She hopes to be able to apply this knowledge to the collective, creative resistance work that GAAP performs. She will be working with the university’s Sexual Education Center, where she formerly volunteered, as well Planned Parenthood and SExT, as they plan events for the coming year, including World AIDS Day and the Sexual Health Symposium.

Welcome Shannon!