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Censorship in Schools

Censorship in Schools In the last year, educational gag orders—defined by PEN America as “state legislative efforts to restrict teaching about topics such as race, gender, American history, and LGBTQ+ identities”—have increased by 250 percent. PEN America notes that those…

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Don’t Say Trans

On March 28, 2022, Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis executed the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, also commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by opponents. The bill states: “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation…

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Vicki Award Presentation with Al Vernacchio

Al Vernacchio is the N-12 Sexuality Education Coordinator and also a member of the Upper School English department at Friends’ Central School. In his work as Sexuality Education Coordinator, Al teaches classes, organizes sexuality-themed programs and student assemblies, provides parent…

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Lawyering for Sex Workers

This panel will focus on the legal issues surrounding sex work, human trafficking, sexual freedom, and human rights. All three panelists and the moderator are attorneys who have dedicated their careers to defending the rights of sex workers and human…

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