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A Closer Look Workshop #1: Sex Talk & Culture in African Immigrant Communities: Addressing "Sensitive" Cultural Issues
Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
This 3-hour workshop will address several misconceptions around issues of culture, dating and healthy relationships, polygamy, sexual and reproductive health and female circumcision. It will also present the findings of Sauti Yetu’s participatory action research (PAR) with immigrant youth about how they are accessing sexual and reproductive health information and the quality of that information. Sauti Yetu staff will share our perspective on how these issues impact social service provision for African immigrant women and families.
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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women and families to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families, and develop their communities. Sauti Yetu’s direct services, public education, and advocacy promote immigrant girls’ safe transitions into adulthood, curb violence in the family, and give poor and low-income women access to life skills and leadership opportunities.