Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 upcoming AZ ACLU events

Always good to keep an eye on these guys, since they're always on the opposite side of issues:

The first is an interactive community forum on sex education featuring a panel of health care professionals, educators and teens who will gather this Thursday, December 4th to discuss curricula taught in local schools, recent research findings, and local and national trends in sex education in public schools.

The panel will give parents and members of the public an opportunity to ask experts direct questions about teen health, parental involvement, and school programs.

Thursday | December 4 | 2008
Tumbleweed Recreation Center | 745 E. Germann Road
| 6 - 8 p

- Admission is free and open to the public -

Panelists include:

Dr. Mary Ellen Rimsza, a practicing Phoenix pediatrician and executive member of the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics.

Darcy White, a high school teacher in the Peoria School District

Alexa Magee, a junior at HorizonHigh School.

The event is being sponsored by the Coalition for Healthy Arizona Teens (CHAT), a broad coalition of health, advocacy and educational groups that are working to eliminate Arizona's use of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs that teach inaccurate, incomplete, and harmful information about sexuality. The ACLU of Arizona is a member of CHAT.

Additionally, I would like to invite you to join hundreds of people who have already registered to attend the day-long
Statewide Town Hall this Saturday, December 6th, from 10 am to 5 pm at Arizona State University in Tempe. The Town Hall will provide a safe space in which to debrief about the 2008 elections, nationally and locally, and create a pathway to advance LGBT civil rights in Arizona.

The Town Hall will feature compelling guest speakers; breakout groups on equality-based topics; political analysis workshops; community organizing trainings and much more!

Sign up today to reserve your seat!

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