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Aug 10, 2024 Sex & Culture Exploring Intersectionality in Sex Ed & Therapy- Streaming

Exploring Intersectionality in the Practice of Sex Education & Sex Therapy


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

BREAK: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

You must attend both sessions to receive full credit.

Class Description:

This course will allow participants to examine the ways in which current and historical systems of harm and oppression have contributed to a culture of erotophobia and how they have perpetuated harm against dehumanized and underrepresented communities. We will explore our individual relationships to our identities, to our sexuality and to our sexual and reproductive health, using the Intersectionality framework alongside other afro-indigenous frameworks and imagine the ways in which we can empower our own work as sexuality professionals to uplift the global majority and move us toward erotic liberation.

This section of the course will be catered specifically to the global majority members of our community – defined as those who identify as Black, Brown, Asian, Indigenous, Arab and Middle Eastern, Latine, dual-heritage and/or as members of any other non-black, non-white communities. These communities total about 85% or the majority of the world's population.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss at least two (2) historical events related to socio-cultural sexual oppression and how it is perpetuated in today’s culture.
  • Identify at least two (2) personal identities which inform their work as sexuality professionals.
  • Identify at least three (3) examples of how culture informs both individual and collective beliefs, values, and decision-making regarding sexuality and sexual wellness.
  • Recognize at least two (2) areas in their current work that can be improved using the intersectionality framework.
  • Identify at least two (2) characteristics or methods of white supremacy culture in the US.
  • Identify at least three (3) myths that are created and assigned to specific groups (i.e. stereotypes, media influences, etc.).
  • Identify at least two (2) areas that may be a challenge or resistance to providing care or services due to the systems of white supremacy culture.

Instructor: Dr. Mesha Ellis Ph.D



This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward the AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected].

CORE KNOWLEDGE AREA: Socio-Cultural Factors (C)

SEX THERAPY TRAINING AREA: Theory and Methods of Sex Related Psychotherapy (A)

SEX EDUCATION TRAINING AREA: Theory and Approaches to Sexuality Education with Specific Populations (D)