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Safe Healthy Strong Postponed

After much consideration, in consultation with our public health partners, and based on the advice of our medical director, we have decided to postpone next week’s Safe Healthy Strong Conference out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to reschedule the conference for later this year and will keep you posted with that information. If you have any questions or concerns about the postponement of the conference, please contact me at [email protected] or 608-345-7277.

Full Day Learning Institute on Racial Equity

Know Better, Do Better: Racial Equity For/As Healthcare Providers

March 17, 2020


Healthcare Providers have been at the forefront of facilitating challenging conversations and cultivating spaces of support, information dissemination, and skill-sharing. This training focuses on racial equity, highlighting intersectionality and reproductive justice and the need for us to examine our own power and privilege within the systems we work in. If our sexuality education leaves out People of Color, Black and Brown folks in particular, is it truly comprehensive? If our clients/patients/participants feel invisible and/or shamed, are we providing "quality" health care? Are our agencies "diverse, equitable, and inclusive" if our staff interactions rooted in stereotypes and misinformation? Cindy Lee will address these questions and more as we discuss action steps on what "doing the work" can look like.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explain racial equity and its relationship to sexual and reproductive health
  • Describe at least two (2) instances where privilege and oppression are present in their work
  • Define intersectionality and recognize at least three (3) areas in their current work where this framework is/can be applied
  • Recognize at least two (2) areas in their current work that require racial equity
  • Describe microaggressions and provide at least two (2) examples

Presenter Bio

Cindy Lee Alves, M.Ed.

Cindy Lee is an award-winning sexologist, educator, and writer with over a decade of experience in facilitating challenging conversations with both adults and young people. She has taught thousands of people on topics including, but not limited to: comprehensive sexuality education, youth development, pleasure, gender, and social justice. As they take their expertise on the road, Cindy Lee travels for workshops, keynotes, and professional development, as well as hosts the podcast, On Shuffle with Cindy Lee.

Learn more about Cindy Lee on her website www.cindyleealves.com