Women & Gender Studies Institute

Graphic! Sex! Education!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:00 – 9:00 pm

D.G. Ivey Library – New College – 20 Willcocks Street

What does social justice sex education look like?  What does it do? How does it work?   What happens when you cross a graphic novel with a sex education book for 10 year olds?

Come join us for a lively discussion about Sex Is a Funny Word (Seven Stories Press, 2015) the sequel to What Makes a Baby from author and sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist and illustrator Fiona Smyth.

Guided by our four discussants, we’ll talk about gender, sexuality, and identity, and what sex education can look like when it tries to engage with kids as whole human beings and with the families and communities they live in.

Claudia Dávila writes, illustrates, and designs books for kids of all ages.  She was the Art Director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

Jen Gilbert is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.

Jes Sachse is a Toronto-based multi-media artist and author whose work explores themes of disability culture, sexuality and digital futures.

Syrus Marcus Ware is a visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth-advocate, educator, and the Program Coordinator of the AGO Youth Program, Art Gallery of Ontario.

This event marks the inauguration of University of Toronto Ivey Library’s Graphic novel collection and the making of Silverberg and Smyth’s debut of their second book, bringing together sexuality studies scholars and practitioners at UofT and in the broader Toronto community.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.
ASL interpretation will be provided. The space is wheelchair accessible.
For more information contact: siafwevents@gmail.com.

Co-sponsored by the D.G. Ivey Library, the Women & Gender Studies Institute, Sexual Diversity Studies and OISE.