SPEAK Session #1: Disability and Sexual Rights

Event Details

  • DateThu 15 September 2016
  • Time6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • VenueInspire9
  • Location41 Stewart Street Richmond VIC 3121
  • TypeWorkshop
  • Ticket$$15 per person
  • Table$Price for a table per table (seats Normally between 8-12)
  • ContactLara Gerrand
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Join us on Thursday 15th September for a lively panel discussion on all things sex and disability. Featuring a fantastic lineup of young people, advocates and experts discussing disability and sex education, sexual rights and visibility. You’ll also have the chance to join the conversation and ask questions of the panel. Panelists include :::: Jacki Jax Brown :::: Jax Jacki Brown is a disability & LGBTI consultant, writer, spoken-word performer, public speaker, disability sexuality educator and workshop designer and facilitator. She is a graduate of Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies and Communication, where she focused on disability and LGBTI studies, providing a sound academic framework to affirm and explore her commitment to disability and social justice issues. Jax’s public speaking work is extensive, she has provided guest lectures on disability for University of Melbourne, Victoria University, Southern Cross University and frequently presents at conferences. Jax runs workshops on disability for university departments and originations. Her written work has been published on websites such as Junkee, Daily Life, The Feminist Observer, Writers Victoria, ABC’s Ramp Up and in print for Archer Magazine: The Australian Journal for Sexual Diversity, Queer Disability Anthology (2015) and Doing It: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex (2016). :::: Thomas Banks :::: Thomas Banks is the Director & CEO of Centre for Access. Centre for Access is a leading training and development business in Australia. They deliver training in disability awareness, communication awareness, sexual health and diversity education. Through sharing his personal experiences and his crazy adventures, Thomas’ work aims to address and break down some of the stereotypes which still exist in our society today. www.centreforaccess.com Thomas came out as a gay man when he was 16. But coming from a small regional town in Victoria, he didn’t really explore his sexuality fully until he was 18. Thomas shares his personal experiences being gay and having a disability to challenge people’s perceptions. :::: Ariane Garner-Williams :::: Ariane is a Board member of the Cerebral Palsy Support Network and a member of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) Steering Committee. She has been able to present her side of the story in various ways including a variety of print media over the last few years. Ariane was co-MC at the Children with Disability Australia launch in May 2010. Featured in an interview on ‘Understanding Prejudice’ DVD produced by Visual Education Australia and was a member of the Federal Government’s Youth Roundtable in 2008. She was also a panel member on the ‘Hypothetical Panel’ as part of Scope Victoria Annual General Meeting in 2007. And more to come!