Mental Health, Restorative Justice, Sexual Freedom & Sex Education
This highly engaging session will begin with a brief historical overview of the sexuality of African and African descendant women. The presentation will then move into the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes surrounding the sexuality of Black women. Attention will be given to the ways we learn about sex, and with that information, how we interpret sex and sexuality through our behaviors. This session is intended to be highly interactive with key discussion questions and videos positioned throughout with the intent of examining the aforementioned subjects. The speaker will also include personal stories collected from interviews in order to engage a cross cultural perspective with the audience.
Chanel Jaali Marshall is an independent researcher, sexual educator, and mental health professional focusing on the topics of sexual development, sexual attitudes and behaviors, and reproductive rights. She is the owner of Jaali Co., a company specializing in comprehensive, pleasure based sex education for adults. Her research has been presented at several national conferences. She is a HIV/AIDS activist and conducts community workshops nationwide on subjects from safer sex practices to sexual assault. She can be reached at www.jaalico.com.