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City Visions: Exploring changes to sex education in California


November 9, 2015.  In October Governor Brown signed two laws making changes to California's requirements for sex education in high schools. One of those laws makes California the first state to require certain high schools to teach about sexual violence prevention and the “yes means yes” sexual consent standard.  Host Joseph Pace talks with educators about the new laws on City Visions.


Christopher Pepper (@mrhealthteacher), a Teacher on Special Assignment with the San Francisco Unified School District, where he helps coordinate the district's high school sexuality education and HIV prevention efforts.  

Shafia Zaloom, a teacher and administrator at Bay Area schools for 20 years and currently a Health Educator at the Urban School in San Francisco, where she creates and oversees all student and parent health education.

Hanna Pastrano, a City College student who works with Expect Respect San Francisco (ERSF), which in collaboration with 16 community-based organizations offers "healthy relationship workshops" to every freshman health class within the San Francisco Unified School District.

Sofie Karasek, an anti-sexual violence activist and a co-founder of End Rape on Campus. Prior to her graduation from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015, she spearheaded several federal complaints against Berkeley and has assisted students nationwide in holding universities accountable to Title IX. Sofie has also been a leading advocate for California's groundbreaking affirmative consent law.