By Tori Vandelinde on December 21, 2018 · tagged as ,

2018 National Sexual Assault Conference: Black Women and Healthy Sexuality

The 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation,” was held in Anaheim, CA, August 29-31 2018. This workshop was part of the Prevention track, co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Learn more and access workshop materials here.

Healthy sexuality is an important part of understanding and preventing sexual violence. Joy Ingram leads this workshop on understanding healthy sexuality for black women, and understanding how systemic oppressions, like sexism and racism, and Christianity combine to create barriers for black women to achieve healthy sexuality. When we learn how to address the root causes in inequity of access to healthy sexuality, we can move forward to promoting holistic sexual health now and for future generations. Joy reminds us that our prevention models and guidance, such as the CDC’s STOP SV: A Technical Package for Preventing Sexual Violence, already support promoting healthy sexuality to prevent violence, and proposes a new approach to creating sexually healthy communities.

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