Thursday March 17, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
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Yakima Area Arboretum 
1401 Arboretum Dr
Yakima, WA 98901

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Leigh Hofheimer 
206-389-2515 ext. 202 (v) 

Healthy Sexuality – What is it all about anyway? 

We will cover everything from how we feel about our own bodies, our relationships, our values, cultural messages, messages about race and sex, how we identify, our orientation and reproductive health. We want advocates leaving the training feeling much more comfortable with our own bodies and sexuality. We can’t ask survivors to talk with us if we are not ready.  

We also hope you laugh a lot! Let’s change the way we talk about sexuality so that the rest of the world catches up with us.

Time & Location
March 17, 2016 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Check-in time 8:30AM 

1 Free Regsitration for Member Programs
$75 for Additional members/Associate members
$125 for Non-members

Available Training Hours: 7

Online Registration Deadline: March 10, 2016

Deadline to Request Interpreters: February 23, 2016

Kirsten Harris-Talley, a founding member of Surge Northwest: Mobilizing Communities for Reproductive Justice, has over ten years of experience as a trainer and facilitator in social justice and health topics including: sexuality education, sex education justice, reproductive health, gender equity, and cultural proficiency. Kirsten also served as a Steering Committee member with the Healthy Youth Alliance, a coalition that worked tirelessly for the passage and responsible implementation of comprehensive sex education in Washington State public schools. She enjoys hanging with her book club, fighting for what is right, and cooking up good eats with friends and family.

Maru Mora Villalpando is Outreach and Program Coordinator at Surge Northwest: Mobilizing Communities for Reproductive Justice.  She is a bi-lingual statewide community organizer and trainer with over ten years of experience, primarily focusing on immigrant and racial justice issues. 

Maru has conducted numerous bilingual and monolingual trainings throughout the States of Oregon and Washington ranging from basic community organizing 101, including campaigns to gain language interpretation in local hospitals, legal rights for undocumented workers, using local and national media outlets for community organizing, and developing long-term organizing strategies for social change. 

She is a regular political analyst guest on Latino Radio and TV in Oregon and Washington and nationwide. She is also a single mother raising a mature, critical thinker and beautiful teenage girl who recently appeared with her on Democracy Now!


Registration is based on email addresses, so each registrant must have their own email address (you cannot use the same email address for more than one person).

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