Saturday, 5 September 2015

SEX IS A FUNNY WORDS Events this September!!

What does social justice sex education look like?

What does it do? How does it work?

What happens when you cross a graphic novel with a sex education book for 10 year olds?

Come join us for a lively discussion about Sex Is a Funny Word (Seven Stories Press, 2015) the sequel to What Makes a Baby from author and sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist and illustrator Fiona Smyth.

Guided by our four discussants, we’ll talk about gender, sexuality, and identity, and what sex education can look like when it tries to engage with kids as whole human beings and with the families and communities they live in.

Claudia Dávila writes, illustrates, and designs books for kids of all ages. She was the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines and is the author/illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz.

Jen Gilbert is associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.

jes sachse is a Toronto-based multi-media artist & author whose work explores themes of disability culture, sexuality, & digital futures. They are currently at work on their first graphic novel, Gutter.

Syrus Marcus Ware is a visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth-advocate, educator, and the Program Coordinator of the AGO Youth Program, Art Gallery of Ontario.

This event marks the inauguration of University of Toronto Ivey Library’s Graphic novel collection and the making of Silverberg and Smyth’s debut of their second book, bringing together sexuality studies scholars and practitioners at UofT and in the broader Toronto community.

D.G. Ivey Library
20 Willcocks St., Wilson Hall
September 24th 7-9 p.m.

Free, open to the public

ASL interpretation will be provided. The space is wheelchair accessible.
For more information contact:

Co-sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies and OISE

Come celebrate the Canadian release of Sex Is a Funny Word, the much anticipated follow up to What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth.

We'll be there with a new set of amazing Fiona Smyth coloring activities for the kids, free buttons (guaranteed to start a conversation), and a whole lot of books for signing.

We're doing it while the store is open, so feel free to drop in for a bit or hang out for the whole two hours.

Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Grenadier)
Free - all welcome

For more info call 416-462-1104 or visit,

Access info: entrance is wheelchair accessible but with regrets not our bathroom. ASL interpretation will be provided.

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