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Sexual Health Town Hall: PrEPing For Sex

presented by Whitman-Walker Health and DC Department of Health

Thursday, May 25  •  8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.  •  Grand Hyatt Washington
Complimentary. Registration is requested to ensure a quality experience for everyone.

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The purpose of this town hall style discussion is to help participants take a fresh look at sexual health in a more positive light. Sexual activity has become stigmatized over the resent years with the increase of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, particularly among Black Gay and Bisexual men. Yet, there have been very few opportunities to discuss how to develop healthy attitudes towards managing one’s sexual health. The town hall will address positive sexual health from four perspectives: Physical, Emotional/Mental, Affirmation/Spiritual and Intergenerational Experiences. The panel discussions will be led by subject matter experts and will be interactive with town hall attendees. This conversation is relevant to our entire community regardless of HIV status.

8:30–9:15 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 a.m.   Welcome

Earl Fowlkes, Center for Black Equity
Anthony Fox, DC Department of Health
Ken Pettigrew, DC Department of Health
9:25 a.m.   “Playing With It”

A frank discussion about the importance of developing of positive attitudes to physical sexual behavior.

Terrance Payton, Preston Mitchum, Maurice Eckstein, Tifphane Riley and Dr. Travis Gayles
10:40   “Is God Is Watching?”

Understanding how our religious upbringing and imposed moral codes impact our thinking around our sexual behavior.

Rev. Taylor Doctor, Pastors Aaron Wade and Adelphia Johnson

12 p.m.   Lunch - “It’s All Good”

A discussion to better understand and appreciate the emotional and mental aspects of sex.

Misunderstood Social Worker, Rev. Kenneth King LICSW, and Terrance Payton

1:15 p.m.   “There is No Age Limit”
An intergeneration discussion on how perspectives of sexuality change as we grow older.

Kenneth Pettigrew, AJ King, and Kahlib Barton          

2:30 pm.   Wrap up and Evaluations


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