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In-Service: Sexual Identity (LGBTQ+) and STIs

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Presenters: Dahpne Sajor (she/her) and Mariele Ignacio (they/them)

Join us as we explore two different topics in one in-service.

Self-Identity is a 1 hour presentation that will go over how to use pronouns and the concepts of the gender unicorn, which is a tool created by the Trans Student Education Resources (TSER). The gender unicorn helps folks understand the difference between gender identity, gender expression, gender, sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation/attraction. By the end of this presentation folks should be able to identify different components that make up self-identity, explain the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, name some common words that describe sex, gender, and sexual orientation as well as identify tools one can use to respect individuals within the LGBTQ+ community.

STIs 101 is a 1 hour presentation that will help folks assess their risk for STIs. This presentation focuses on prevention as opposed to going too in depth in any one STI. By the end of this presentation folks should be able to understand the 2 ways that STIs are transmitted and the various different behaviors that transmit STIs, assess their own risk factors to protect themselves and their partners, as well as identify prevention methods for STIs, such as barrier methods and medications.

Daphne Sajor is a bilingual Community Health Educator at Planned Parenthood California Central Coast and is responsible for implementing comprehensive sex education in Ventura County. Born and raised in Oxnard, Daphne graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and Spanish Language and Literature. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, she worked as a Youth Services Health Educator at a community health clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District. Here, she led and designed a reproductive health curriculum and youth empowerment program in English and Spanish for high school students in the area. In addition, she also helped run a free, confidential teen clinic for San Francisco youth aged 13-21 by providing family planning services and STI testing/prevention services in English and Spanish. She’s excited to be home and looks forward to working and empowering the youth of her community!

Mariele is a Community Health Educator at Planned Parenthood California Central Coast and is responsible for implementing sex education in Ventura County. They graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Communication Studies. Prior to this role, Mariele spent two years as a volunteer sex educator for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles teaching to middle and high school students in LAUSD. They also have three years of experience working with middle school students at an after-school program in Hollywood. Mariele is especially passionate about the intersection of gender, race, and sexual orientation and how each of these combined factors affects our perspective and how we move through the world. They strive to create a non-judgmental, empathetic and trauma-informed environment in the classroom.

CE Hours: 2