November 11, 2017, in Chicago – Come join us!
The Sexuality and Relationship Educator Skill Share is a one-day event created for emerging educators – people who have taught a class (or a dozen, or even more) and who want to engage, learn, network, and grow with each other in a peer-supported, collaborative environment.
At its foundation, SARESS strongly believes in the following concepts:
- Sexuality & Relationship education is critical to the development of stronger, more self-determined, and more authentic expressions of love and intimacy.
- In order to be most effective, education must come from a diverse range of people, so that learners can see themselves and their experiences mirrored in the lives of those that educate them.
- There is no single “ideal path” to becoming an educator; whether through formal education, learning-as-we-go, or any one of a number of other life paths, all people have the ability to educate others. Every person has something to share, and every person has something to learn.
- There are many barriers that contribute to a lack of diversity among educators; in order to create a truly diverse and representational spectrum of educators, we must seek to eliminate as many of those barriers as possible.
- People who want to teach should be compensated for their time, energy, and work in a way that is fair and meaningful to them; only in feeling that our work is respected and appreciated can we bring our best selves to our work.