Fostering Sexual Well-being: Humanist Perspectives

Humanists of Minnesota is teaming up with Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF) to co-sponsor a monthly “sex ed” series for young adults and young parents.  The October session will focus on sexuality through one’s lifespan featuring a panel discussion of men and women in the later stages of their lives.  Our panelists will talk about their personal experiences with sexual morality, family planning and how religious values have influenced their paths. All panelists will speak from a humanist perspective, but their religious backgrounds are varied. One panelist is a former Mormon and another is a former Catholic lay-leader. A special discussion will also take place regarding the choice to carry a child to term before the passing of Roe vs. Wade.  

Professional childcare will be provided for those who RSVP in advance. We will gather at 6:30 to socialize over supper with the program beginning at 7:15. The dinner entrée of Buca pasta will be provided (along with beer); please bring a potluck item to share if you want to have dinner with us.  All MVUUF members, friends and fellow humanists are welcome between the ages of 21-40.

This program is being coordinated by Jill Carlson, a licensed therapist, who is an active member in three organizations that advocate humanist values:  MVUUF, Humanists of MN and MN Atheists.  There is no cost for the program thanks to a grant from the Unitarian Universalist Association which has been an advocate of comprehensive, secular-based sex education for decades.

Please contact Jill Carlson for more information and/or to RSVP for childcare.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, my kid is having some asthma issues today so we'll be staying home.

    October 26, 2013

  • Erin

    Hi Jill, can I ask when the event is planned to end. We're considering coming to the event, but not sure it fits our schedule.

    October 25, 2013

    • Jill C.

      Childcare ends at 9PM and the formal discussion ends at that time, but folks are welcome to linger and chat and help clean up. I hope to see you and Matt tomorrow.

      October 25, 2013

  • Jill C.

    Today is the deadline to sign up for childcare for this event. So far no one has expressed a need for child care. I'll cancel the babysitter today unless I get a reply otherwise. Thanks.

    October 23, 2013

    • Daniel J. P.

      I will need child care for three children.

      October 23, 2013

  • Rob

    I so wish I could make this one. I left Mormonism just over a year ago, and am really interested in the panelist's perspective and experiences. I have other obligations that night, but perhaps I can find a way to make both work.

    October 21, 2013

    • Jill C.

      Thanks Rob for your support. I am thrilled you had a good experience at our last program. I hope more will continue.

      October 21, 2013

  • Jill C.

    Does anyone want to contribute a question or suggest a topic to be covered with our panelists? I am drafting a list of questions now and I'd like some help. Thanks!

    October 21, 2013

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