sj Miller at Western Sydney University – 18 December

To register: https://sjMiller.eventbrite.com.au

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Sexuality, Citizenship and Youth – WA workshop

In partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) and the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN), we are pleased to invite you to our second Western Australian workshop event. Join us for a late afternoon tea followed by a fun and stimulating discussion with speakers from across WA and Australia!

This event, which will take place at Shenton Park, is targeted at health and education professionals, teachers, researchers, policy makers and community leaders who are working to fuel progress in the fields of sexuality, education and health. The workshop will be an opportunity to gain insights into these issues and more; expand your professional development, and network with like-minded professionals.

The workshop will commence at 5pm for food and networking, followed by presentations commencing at 5.45pm.

Presenters:

Peter Aggleton (UNSW Sydney).

Roanna Lobo (Curtin University; SiREN).

Rob Cover (University of Western Australia).

Mary Lou Rasmussen (Australian National University) – Changing LGBTQ Youth Social Policy since 1990.

Kai Schweizer (Peer educator, Youth Affairs Council of WA) – Trans representation in the contemporary Western media.

Daniel Marshall (Deakin University) – Archives and the representation of queer young people.

Leigh Hill (editor, Out in Perth) – Role of LGBTQ community media for young people.

Renee Newman (WAAPA) – Filmmaker and director of film It’s Not Just Me, Renee will be discussing and introducing the film with focus on young people’s gender transition experiences in Western Australia.

Sam Winter (Curtin University) – Discussant.

To RSVP or for more information please email siren@curtin.edu.au.

Please RSVP by 1 December for catering purposes

New Position in schools health education, Western Australia

 
Are you interested in a new position working health education, policy and planning?  Then check-out this position on the Jobs WA Board – posted 24 June  
The WA Health Department, Sexual Health and Blood Bourne Virus Program is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic educators to the Pool for the position of Senior Policy Officer working in the development of policies, programs and resources in priority and new emerging populations for sexually transmitted infections and sexual health education on a state-wide basis.
The appointed Officer from the Pool will undertake strategic projects with a special emphasis on intersectoral initiatives, including school-based programs and manage web-based content for multiple websites including sexual health curriculum based support for teachers, social marketing campaigns.

UNSW event, 28 June: Sexuality and sexual citizenship in the later years

Innovations towards equality? Sexual citizenship, ageing and Internet dating
Professor Chris Beasley
Ageist assumptions about sex and sexuality abound in both scholarship and institutional practice, despite the significance of sexuality for older people signalled by their use of new technologies of intimacy, including Internet dating. From the perspective of justice and sexual citizenship, it is important to examine older people’s use of these practices and the ways in which they may advance freedom and equality. This paper focuses on heterosexual older people’s use of Internet dating in ways that advance gender equity.
Chris Beasley is Professor in Politics and, from 2009 to 2014, previous Co-Director of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, at the University of Adelaide. Her books include Revaluing Care in Theory, Law and Policy (2016), Heterosexuality in Theory and Practice (2012) and Gender & Sexuality: Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers (2005). She is currently writing a book on Internet dating with Mary Holmes.
Supporting sexual wellbeing in later life: What do older Australians want, and what do they need?
Dr Bianca Fileborn
Contrary to ageist stereotypes, many older people continue to be sexually active throughout later life. Despite this, concern for sexual health among older adults continues to be a notable absence in the health and aged care sectors. In the context of an ageing population, and increasing STI rates amongst the 60+ age group, action is needed to support and foster the sexual health and wellbeing of older Australians. Drawing on findings from the Sex, Age & Me project – the first national study of older people’s sexual relationships and sexual health – this paper will explore the key issues older Australians are currently facing and outline future directions for support.
Bianca Fileborn is a lecturer in the UNSW School of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on sexuality in later life. She has been involved in two national Australian studies on sexuality, sexual health and older adults and has published widely in leading criminological and other journals. Her book Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs was published by Palgrave in 2016.

This seminar is part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality

Wed 28 June 2017
4.00pm – 5.30pm
 Room 221/223, Level 2,
John Goodsell Building,
UNSW Kensington Campus (map ref F20)

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

Expressions of interest open for Family Planning Victoria/AFSEH event

The Pleasure Agenda – a by-invitation event

Pleasure and desire are fundamental components of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) yet are often absent from the agenda.

Family Planning Victoria, in partnership with The Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health, is seeking expressions of interest from thought leaders to join with us for this key event.

At the event we aim to explore how we can further embed pleasure and desire into SRH policy and practice by:

  • Broadening the SRH discourse on pleasure and desire
  • Identifying research, policy, practice and omissions
  • Forming coalitions of interest to address identified omissions
  • Developing an advocacy agenda.

This event is aimed at those working in the SRH sector in areas such as education, health promotion, research, information translation, clinical practice and Government.

If you are interested in taking part in this agenda setting event please complete the Expression of Interest form by May 19, 2017.

Upcoming public events: UNSW Practical Justice Initiative

Two upcoming seminars in the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative series that may be of interest to AFSEH members:

Extent and effects of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

May 16 2017, 4.30pm – 6.00pm

In this joint seminar Professor Carolyn Warner (Arizona State University) and Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge (UNSW Sydney) will comment on how institutions reproduce or intersect with gender and other concomitant inequalities, as well as the development of more effective institutional responses to disclosures of childhood sexual abuse.

More details and to register

https://pji.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/extent-and-effects-child-sexual-abuse-institutional-contexts

 

Sexuality and sexual citizenship in the later years

28 June 2017, 4.00pm – 5.30pm

 

Professor Chris Beasley (University of Adelaide) will discuss sexual citizenship, ageing and Internet dating, and Dr Bianca Fileborn ( UNSW School of Social Sciences) will explore what older Australians want, and need, to support their sexual wellbeing in later life.

More details and to register

https://pji.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/sexuality-and-sexual-citizenship-later-years

 

 

 

Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) Conference. 6-9 November 2017

For several years, the annual conference of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance has provided a setting in which issues of sexuality, sexual health and education can be discussed.

This year’s conference takes place between 6-9 November 2017 in Canberra. Among the keynote speakers is Simon Blake – Chief Executive of the National Union of Students in the UK and former CEO of Blake, the UK’s largest provider of sexual health information and services for young people. Simon gave a spectacular opening address at AFSEH’s first national conference in 2015

Full details of the ASHA conference are available here

http://www.sexualhealthconference.com.au/sexual-health-conference/about-sexual-health-conference/