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Monday, March 5, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018

What is Sex Week?

“Sex Week is week-long series of events that feature a positive message designed to educate the campus community on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: health and wellness, relationships and intimacy, identity, gender, sexual orientation, safety, risk awareness, and consent. This healthy, empowering, and inclusive message is at the core of Sex Week programs.”

Sex Week 2018 Theme: InterSEXionality

The 2018 Sex Week theme is InterSEXionality: promoting existing campus-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives as they relate to the mission of Sex Week. The LGBT Resource Center will collaborate with a myriad of departments and individuals across campus to promote an interdisciplinary, intersectional approach to sexual health, identity, safety, and wellbeing.  The World Health Organization provides guidance for a holistic and inclusive approach to sexual health:

 

Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships… free of coercion, discrimination, and violence.

 

Informed by this statement, Sex Week programming will discusses the ways that sexuality intersects with other identities and experiences. Speakers will share scholarly, scientific, and lived-experience viewpoints on topics such as LGBT identity, body positivity, religion, race, healthy relationships, safety, physical and emotional wellbeing, and consent.

 

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Agenda

 

Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Thursday, March 8

Friday, March 9

Monday, March 5 – Sexual Safety Swoop!

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     Student Union Ballrooms

     Provided by UF CARES

10:30 am to 12:00 pm: MORE THAN JUST SPORTS: TITLE IX AND SEXUAL SAFETY ON CAMPUS

     Student Union Ballrooms

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center in collaboration with a variety of campus partners.

     Brunch will be provided by CAN Community Health

 

A panel discussion about the rights and resources here in the campus community regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence, and what’s new with Title IX under the new US Presidential Administration. The panel will include representatives from various UNF departments including:

  • The Counseling Center
  • The Women’s Center
  • Victim’s Advocacy
  • University Police Department
  • Dean of Students/SOS
  • The Student Ombuds 
  • The LGBT Resource Center

The panelists will discuss a variety of on-campus resources related to matters such as the Clery Act, Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), Title IX, counseling and mental health services, campus safety, and LGBTQ issues (such as the Preferred Name Policy). There will be extensive opportunity for audience participation/Q&A. This discussion covers topics of great importance to the entire Osprey community and is geared to students, faculty, and staff.

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: SEX WEEK RESEARCH & RESOURCES SYMPOSIUM

     Student Union Ballrooms

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center and International Studies

     Brunch will be provided by CAN Community Health

 

Through our theme of InterSEXionality we seek to promote an interdisciplinary approach to sexual health and sexuality, which centers diverse and inclusive scholarly, scientific, and lived-experience viewpoints. It is our goal to examine the ways that sexual health and sexuality intersect with other identities and experiences. The symposium will showcase scholarly work in a series of oral presentations*, as well as a resource fair from departments all across campus and the greater Jacksonville community.

 

Full Symposium Program and More Information

 

The following organizations will have representatives present at tables around the ballroom from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to share their resources and other helpful information.

  • Women’s Center of Jacksonville
  • CAN – Community Action Network
  • FC2 – Female/Internal Condom
  • Florida Department of Health
  • University of North Florida Department of Diversity Initiatives
  • University of North Florida Department of International Studies 
  • University of North Florida Counseling Center
  • University of North Florida LGBT Resource Center
  • University of North Florida Office of Undergraduate Research 
  • University of North Florida Recreation and Wellness

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: ONLINE DATING, SAFETY, AND CONSENT

     Student Union Ballroom D

     Facilitated by UNF Victim’s Advocacy Program/Maurisha Bishop

 

What do online dating, safety, and consent have to do with each other? With the pervasiveness of online dating applications like Tinder, OK Cupid, Match.com, Grindr, and more, it’s becoming seemingly impossible to meet new people without going online. How do you know that you can trust a person on the other end of the screen? Join us for a discussion about reducing risk and increasing safety in a digital dating world.

6:00 pm: TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE BOATHOUSE: SEX ED TRIVIA

Co-hosted with Campus Life

Tuesday, March 6

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room

     Provided by JASMYN

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: SAFE SPACE/BRAVE SPACE TRAINING

     Student Union Auditorium

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center

 

Safe Space training is offered regularly for UNF faculty and staff, and students want the opportunity to earn their rainbow sticker, too! In response to popular demand, the LGBT Resource Center staff are delighted to open this LGBTQIA+ cultural competency training to the general student body. A Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to learn about LGBTQIA+ terminology and identities, discuss society’s impact on LGBTQIA+ individuals, become aware of resources, dialogue on strategies to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus, and ask questions throughout. All attendees receive a Safe Space sticker at the conclusion of the session.

6:30 pm: TWISTED TUESDAYS: BATH BOMBS

     Co-hosted with Campus Life

Wednesday, March 7

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room 

     Provided by JASMYN

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: MEN & MASCULINITIES PANEL DISCUSSION

     Student Union Ballroom D

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center and the M&M’s Discussion Group

 

Join us for a discussion about sexual health, society, and experiences of people who fall on the male or masculine spectrum, including but not limited to: gay and bisexual men, non-binary and genderfluid people, masculine women, transgender individuals, and queer people. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, March 8 – Queers in SPAAAAAACE

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room

     Provided by JASMYN

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: TAKING UP SPACE: HOW OUR BODIES SHAPE OUR SEXUALITY

     Student Union, Room 3804

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center

 

Our bodies determine so much about how we move through the world, how we interact with others, and how we relate to ourselves. Panelists, including UNF professors and local educators, will share their expertise and lived experiences in different types of bodies and how that relates to other topics such as race, body type and size, dis/ability, gender, aging, and the identity politics of desirability (conventional versus unconventional attractiveness). The discussion will also examine the inequitable ways that different bodies move through the world and attain access (or not) to resources about sexual health and education, relationships, and more.

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Inspire the Fire presents: SEX ED A-GO-GO with Lola and Queer Prom

     Student Union Ballrooms

     Sex Ed A GO-GO with Lola is funded by Student Life and Services Fee

     Queer Prom is hosted by the UNF Pride Club and partially funded by the UNF Alumni Association

 

One part Q & A and one part variety show, Sex Ed A-Go-Go is a stage show based in NYC that has travelled to colleges and universities across the country. Hosted by its creator, Lola, and featuring local talent and personalities, this engaging show will provide important information in a welcoming and inclusive setting. Attendees can expect to receive sex education, facts and statistics with comedy and dancing mixed in! Come for the education and stay for the inclusive and positive environment. Students can expect to ask questions about sexuality and relationships and receive honest, informed answers. Come ready to have fun and learn something new! This event is supported with SLS funds as part of the Inspire the Fire series.

Friday, March 9

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room 

     Provided by JASMYN

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: SEX AND THE SECTS: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON RELIGION & SEXUALITY

     Student Union Auditorium

     Hosted by the UNF Interfaith Department

 

Hear from a panel of local religious leaders as they discuss how their faith traditions impact what they believe about sexual orientation, sexual health and sexual education.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: THE SCIENCE OF SEX EDUCATION

     Student Union Auditorium

     Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center and RecWell

 

This straightforward and inclusive presentation focuses on scientifically-backed, medically accurate sex and sexuality education. Students will learn about the science of human sexuality, including such topics as anatomy, attraction, intimacy, risk awareness, and the role of communication and consent. Students will walk away with the knowledge and resources they need for developing a safe and responsible approach to sexual and romantic relationships.