Seen, spoken, (re)constructed
Recentering human experiences and needs in sexual health care
May 29 in Montreal
To celebrate International Day of Action for Women’s Health, SEX-ED + is organizing a conference on people’s journeys and experiences through sexual health care. As the last three years have not offered us a lot of opportunities to network, the event will be followed by a friendly gathering with drinks and food where participants can discover different projects active on the field of sexual health in the greater Montreal area.
Meet at Centre Saint Pierre, 1212 rue Panet, May 29 at 3 p.m.
The objective of this event is to pool our findings on the state of sexual health care and to share initiatives that provide solutions to existing problems and which are answering the actual needs of patients. The target audience is practitioners, sexologists, midwives, sexuality educators, researchers and anyone interested in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The event will be in hybrid mode, in presence in Montreal and online via Zoom. It will be in French with English interpretation on Zoom. People who are more comfortable in English and want to attend can bring their headphones and connect to Zoom on their phones (free wi-fi available). We do not have the budget for LSQ/ASL interpretation. Subtitles will be automatically generated on Zoom.
Registration is mandatory, whether in presence or online. Fees are modulated according to income. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
12-2 p.m. Installation of exhibition tables
2-3 p.m. Welcome and registration
3-4:30 p.m. First round of interventions
4:30-4:45 p.m. Break
4:45-6:15 p.m. Second round of interventions
6:15-8 p.m. Aperitif and meeting with organizations and projects around exhibition tables.
- Sylvie Levesque (she/her),UQAM professor, currently working on disrespectful obstetric and gynaecological care in Quebec.
- Magaly Pirotte (she/her), independent researcher and founder of SEX-ED +
- Adam M (he/him), social media activist @Trans_Big_Brother
- Fabienne Richard (she/her), midwife, doctor of public health sciences, director of G.A.M.S Belgium (Group for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation)
- Mariama Bah (she/her), Head of Community Voices at G.A.M.S Belgium
- Fos Mohamed Nur (she/her), community animator at G.A.M.S Belgium
- Cendrine Vanderhoeven (she/her), midwife and sexologist specializing in supporting women who have experienced excision/infibulation at CeMAViE, CHU Saint-Pierre, Brussels
- SEX-ED +
- Head & Hands/A deux mains
- Fondation Zenab Sangare
- Centre de santé des Femmes de Montréal
- Banana prosthetic
- G.A.M.S Belgique
- Conference room and toilets are wheelchair accessible
- Nearest metro station: Beaudry
- There is parking on site ($9)
- Daycare service available by reservation – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org minimum 48 hours in advance
- Drinks with and without alcohol
- Vegetarian and Halal food
- Please do not wear perfumed products in order to protect people who are sensitive/prone to migraines.
- If you want to attend in person and you are more comfortable in English, please install Zoom on your phone and bring earphones to access interpretation services.
- Subtitles in English and French will be automatically generated in Zoom
This event is organized and largely financed by SEX-ED +. A contribution based on your annual income is requested to help cover the costs. Note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
SEX-ED + would like to thank the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, IREF (Institut de recherches et d’étude féministes) and deputy of Laurier-Dorion Andres Fontecilla for their financial support.
The budget for the event is available here.
A fundraiser for the benefit of Yellowhammer Fund which works for Reproductive Justice in Alabama will take place on site. Buy a clitoris bandana, ALL the money will be sent their way because needs are immense and they are doing an amazing job.
Any questions can be send to email@example.com.
Hope to see you!