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Black Sexual Epistemology as a Tool For Sexual Healing and Liberation
August 17, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
What role does race play in the contemporary lived experience of sexuality among African Americans? Strong evidence suggests that race matters; however, very little effort has been devoted toward understanding how and why. African American sexuality been persistently problematized within sexological literature as well, both in theory and intervention development. Combined with the historical and contemporary sociosexual treatment of racialized people in the United States, African Americans are arguably under a persistent experience of anti-Blackness, which has been linked to grave deleterious outcomes for the population, including ones related to their overall sexual development. This session shares an emergent theoretical model developed from a national sample of doctoral research on this topic, and facilitates a conversation through which everyday Black-identified people might reimagine their sexuality from a culturally affirming, anti-White Supremacist frame.
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