Currently, we have ongoing programming in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and are also available to travel to other locations. Our workshops and trainings are tailored to each specific audience and in the past have covered a variety of topics, including but not limited to: sexual & reproductive health, healthy relationships, menstruation & puberty, media literacy, sexual assault awareness.

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Williams College: Interfaith Approaches to Sexual Health & Violence Prevention

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Faith-based communities are far more similar than we are different, especially regarding sexual health and violence.

Within the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, there is much we can learn from each other on successes, and failures, around sexual health education. This event would also be appropriate for those who’ve grown up in or live in communities where religious life has shaped approaches to sexual health education.

We will cover topics related to privilege, rape culture, dismantling harmful gender stereotypes, and joining together to create change using faith-based perspectives. This session will be a combination of discussion, small and large group activities, and self-assessment.

The facilitator is Sameera Qureshi, Director of Sexuality Education and Training for HEART Women and Girls.

Sameera Qureshi holds a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts and has spent her professional career working with children with special needs and in the fields of mental and sexual
health education. From 2011 – 2016, Sameera led a school-based team in Calgary, Canada to develop and run Islamic sexual and
mental health curricula in Islamic schools, mosques, and for professionals working with Muslims. She joined HEART Women and
Girls in 2012 and is the Director of Sexuality Education and Training. Since moving to the D.C. area in late 2015, she has worked on projects with MakeSpace, Peaceful Families Project, KARAMAH, ADAMS Center and Mclean Islamic Center. Since 2012, she has
facilitated workshops at the National Sex Ed Conference, National Sexual Assault Conference, ISNA Annual Conference, Guelph Sexuality Conference, and the Idaho State Coalition on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Sameera is also a Registered Yoga Teacher
and teaches classes within the Muslim community and at Corepower Yoga. She will be seeking trauma-informed yoga training in 2018 with the hopes of running classes for
survivors of violence within her community.

Sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office and Sexual Health Prevention and Response.


February 7
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm