Reminder – Professional Development Sessions on Sex Education: ACL is planning two free professional development sessions as part of our Zoom meetings, in place of our usual Spring Institute. These are planned for our June 10 and July 8 meetings to be held at 9:30am (workshops begin at 10am). Mark your calendars!
June 10th, 10am – 12pm PST
The Sex Education We Deserve: A conversation with Cory Silverberg and Bianca Laureano
In this workshop and facilitated discussion we will talk about what has been missing from traditional sex education and what sex education that centers justice can look like. We’ll explore where and how sexuality and gender show up in public spaces like libraries, and how we may respond to questions from parents and young people in ways that open up instead of closing off possibilities for who young people are, and who they are becoming.
July 8th, 10am – 12pm PST
Sex Ed. and Public Libraries: A Conversation with Rakisha Kearns-White and Cory Silverberg
In this workshop we’ll focus on what sex education may look like in libraries. Through conversation and activities, Cory and Rakisha Kearns-White, a senior YA librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library will explore what’s possible, what challenges we can anticipate, and ways of addressing them. Rakisha will share her experiences creating programming about bodies, menstruation, and sexuality, including the popular Cycle Alliance.
The Zoom links for each meeting will be sent out shortly before each meeting, a posted to our blog: Blog (bayviews.org). This is a great opportunity for both children’s and young adult librarians and support staff, so please pass the word.