Join Navila Rashid and Dr. Haddijatou Ceesay, authors of “The Sex Talk: A Muslim’s Guide to Health Sex and Relationships” as they talk about why they wrote this book, and its importance for Muslims and everyone else. Written in collaboration with various experts, this resource intends to shift the conversation around sex, believing that all Muslims have a right to access accurate reproductive and sexual health information in a way that’s empowering, gender equitable, and free of judgment. A book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to all.
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Haddijatou Ceesay, MSPH, PhD is a Gambian Muslim, researcher, writer and social justice advocate with expertise and significant experience in research, project management and advocacy, primarily focusing on education policy, youth empowerment, public health, and gender. She holds a doctorate from City, University of London, where her research centered on sexual and reproductive health education policy for young people.
Navila Rashid, MSW is a Muslim, Queer, Bangladeshi-American. She’s a trauma-informed forensic social worker, and community educator. She joined HEART in 2019 full-time and is the Manager of Training and Survivor Advocacy. Before HEART, Navila was consulting for public defenders, government agency staff, and nonprofits to support in creating safe(r) spaces for victims & survivors either through organizational programming or 1:1 case management.