CHICAGO, June 15
The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, in partnership with youth, advocates sound policies and practices that promote a positive approach to adolescent sexual health and parenting. Visit www.icah.org to learn more.
WHAT: The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) honors author Dan Savage and youth leaders at its 5th annual event Let's Talk about Sex. Dan Savage is an author, media pundit, journalist and newspaper editor. He is the writer of the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column Savage Love and the editorial director of The Stranger, a weekly alternative publication in Seattle. Savage has authored several books, including Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me; The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family; and Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America. Savage will be available for interviews at the event. The annual event also recognizes five outstanding youth advocates for their leadership in sexuality activism. ICAH recruits, trains and supports adolescents ages 14 to 20 throughout the state to create social change around adolescent sexual health and parenting through youth-led projects and actions. Debby Herbenick, author of the sex advice column In and Out in Time Out Chicago, serves as the master of ceremonies. The evening includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and a live performance of Fast Forward, an About Face Theatre production. Fast Forward tells the true stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and allied youth ensemble members, exploring the connection between the current lack of comprehensive sex education in schools and the impact of HIV/AIDS on youth. WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5-6 PM VIP Reception 6-9 PM Celebration WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street, G.A.R. Hall, Chicago MEDIA: Please bring ID to register at media table for admission and press kit Dan Savage, Board Chair Soo Ji Min, and youth leader award recipients available for interviews at 4:15 PM COST: $150 Full Program and VIP Reception with Dan Savage $100 Full Program Tickets available for purchase at www.icah.org. Event is wheelchair accessible. American Sign Language interpretation available. Silver sponsor: Ruzicka and Associates, Ltd. Media sponsors: Windy City Media Group and Chicago Reader
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