The End of Abstinence?
The current status of abstinence-only education and its effects on the lives of young people
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
6:30 - 8:30PM
LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street (btwn 7th/8th aves.), NYC
Free ~ Open to the public ~ Refreshments provided
Last month, NY State Governor Spitzer's administration announced that New York is ending abstinence-only-until-marriage programs funded by the state. But does that mean the end of these programs and their negative impact on young people?
Come celebrate this rare victory with us, and find out what still needs to be done so that our youth can receive comprehensive sex education in our public schools in New York City, throughout the state, and nationwide.
Maxwell Ciardullo - SIECUS
Lee Che P. Leong - Teen Health Initiative - New York Civil Liberties Union
Jelani Addams Rosa - Senior at Millennium High School
Dawn Young - Center for Women & HIV Advocacy
Moderated by: Magali Romero, CHAMP
CitiWide Harm Reduction, Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), HIV Law Project - Center for Women & HIV Advocacy, LGBT Center, NYC AIDS Housing Network, New York Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood of New York City, Pro-Choice Public Education Project, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)