Fun Night Out: A Conversation On Sex & Pleasure
Sex in the City is the conversation about sex and pleasure you didn’t know you needed. With the help of experts in sexology and gender theory, we’ll spend the evening answering the questions you’ve always had and were too afraid to Google (aided by plenty of cocktails). Join us to explore multiple perspectives on sexuality and to take steps towards embracing your own sex-positivity.
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Tuesday, May 17th
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Panel runs 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Museum of Sex – 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street)
Advance Ticket Sales are Closed
Tickets will be available at the door for $15
ASL interpreters will be provided at the event.
Our panelists include:
Author of Galileo’s Middle Finger, Alice Dreger does social justice work in medicine and science. She spends a lot of her energy pushing specific groups of people to be more evidence-based, particularly within controversies. (And yes, this got her in trouble when she live-tweeted her son’s sex ed class, an event that lead to her new book, The Talk: Helping Your Kids Navigate Sex in the Real World.) Much of her professional energies has gone to improving the medical and social treatment of people born with norm-challenging bodies, including people with atypical sex (intersex and differences of sex development). The question that explicitly motivated the first fifteen years of her work is this: Why not change minds instead of bodies?
Feministing‘s resident “sexpert,” Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was a Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She holds a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self-identified “trap” feminist, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyoncé.
TIM’M T. WEST
An educator, poet, youth advocate, and Hip-Hop artist, Tim’m speaks about a variety of issues at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and social justice. With Master’s degrees from The New School for Social Research and Stanford University, he has authored several books, Hip-Hop projects, and is widely anthologized. Tim’m has also appeared in multiple documentaries about the intersection of Hip-Hop and black masculinity. In October 2015, he also released his 6th solo Hip-Hop/Soul project, ICONography and was named the 2015 LGBT History Month Icon. Tim’m is based in Atlanta, where he leads Teach For America’s national LGBTQ Community Initiative, advancing safer and braver classrooms for LGBTQ students preK-12 and their educators.
Sexologist Timaree Schmit earned a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University, the culmination of a lifelong search for rational, sex-positive, empirically-based knowledge about sexuality. She now works as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, writer and consultant. Sex with Timaree podcasts cover a range of topics and feature amazing, entertaining guests whose lives and professions touch on sexuality. It was named one of the top sex podcasts by Daily Dot, Buzzfeed and iTunes. Her weekly column, Timaree’s Body, appears in Philadelphia Weekly and Philly Now, and her sexuality advice column runs twice monthly at Philly.com.
Ericka Hart is a black, queer, kinky, poly, Sagittarius, cancer-warrior, activist, Sex Educator, and performer. She has taught sex education from elementary aged youth to adults; across New York City for the past five years. The catalyst of her work in sex education was her service as a Peace Corps HIV/AIDs volunteer in Ethiopia (Dec ‘08- July ‘10). Currently, she is completing her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality at Widener University and works as the Director of Adolescent Sexual Health at a community-based organization in New York City.
Presented by the NOW-NYC Activist Alliance