WALK THE TALK: ACCESSIBILITY, INCLUSION & SEXUAL HEALTH WORKSHOP #231
FACILITATOR: NED GALLAGHER
MAY 2 - 22, 2022
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop series is intended to share learnings from Island Sexual Health educators around creating accessible and inclusive sexual health education spaces. It will include an overview of ways to create accessible and inclusive spaces and examine teaching practices; a discussion about language and lesson planning; and how to cultivate continuous growth and accountability for errors.
By the end of this workshop, participants should have a clearer understanding of accessibility and inclusivity; practical and conceptual frameworks for teaching sexual health education in an inclusive way; and know how to carry these learnings forward in a reflexive and responsive way.
WALK THE TALK: ACCESSIBILITY, INCLUSION & SEXUAL HEALTH
Ned Gallagher is an educator at Island Sexual Health who works as the main facilitator for the Man Made program, which is a program created to challenge topics associated with violence and discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, or ability. Man Made’s intention is to encourage program participants to cultivate skills of self-expression, empathy, validation, inclusive practices, and emotional support. Ned comes to this program from a professional and community background in mental health and social support and has a dedicated commitment to inclusivity and anti-oppressive practice.Natasha Hoehn (she/her) is a Training Facilitator with the Centre for Sexuality. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology and has specialized in social science research related to mental health and sexually transmitted and blood borne infections in both global and local settings. Natasha is passionate about participatory and peer-based approaches to health promotion and has experience working with diverse populations including older 2S/LGBTQ+ adults, people living with HIV, and newcomers. Natasha is also pursuing a certificate in Adult Learning from the University of Calgary. Natalya Mason (she/her), BA, BSW, PgCSH, RSW is a sexual health educator and social worker who was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She is a second-generation Canadian, and a settler on Treaty Six Territory. She has degrees in psychology and social work. Natalya recently completed a graduate degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. She is a queer feminist living in contradiction, committed to continuous learning and unlearning.