The Youth Sexual Health Research Symposium: Fight Forward, Fight Back (March 15, 2018) was a day long symposium bringing together youth sexual health researchers to share their work, with the aim of raising voices not traditionally given space in research and academia. In the current political climate, this year’s symposium will provide a crucial forum for solidarity and resistance.
The 2017 symposium featured three panels, an Art Installation: A Seat At The Table Lead artists: Lydia Hernandez, Tumaini Lyaruu Contributing Artists: Mimi Duong, Anthony Boni, Eravine Doe, and a keynote performance by SExT, the Sexual Education by Theatre project.
Panel 1: Race, Culture and Sexual Health
Emma Burgess: “Sexual Health Needs Assessment of Young Newcomer,Immigrant, and Second Generation Women in the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area”
Tiyondah Fante-Coleman: “ACB Youth, Sexual Health and the Role of Relationship Expectations”
Nadia Junaid: Muslim Young Adults and Sexual Health Knowledge
Chizara Anucha: “The Black Girl’s Burden: Sexualized Stereotypes and the Reproductive Health of Black Women”
Panel 2: Sex on Video
Alanna Goldstein: “From Harm Reduction to Ethical Erotics: The Value of Teaching Porn in School
Auranne Paulina: Female Sexuality, Desire and Agency: Young Women Speak Back
Katie MacEntee: “Celling sex: Girls cellphilms on gender-based violence and AIDS in rural South Africa”
Art Installation: A Seat At The Table Lead artists: Lydia Hernandez, Tumaini Lyaruu Contributing Artists: Mimi Duong, Anthony Boni, Eravine Doe
Panel 3: Queering Sexual Health
Gitanjali Lena: Consent and Coercion for Trans Racialized Youth in Ontario Health Care Settings
Ellis Furman: Bye Bye Binary: Envisioning Change with Non-Binary Youth.
Lexie Maister and Rainbow Coco: Community-Campus Partnerships: Working Together to Support Rainbow’s Pride in Scarborough