“Could Sex Education Save Steubenville?” - Screening and Q&A with ROLL RED ROLL filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman and guests
Sunday, March 31, 6:00 show
With Chessy Prout (Author “I Have The Right To,” activist, survivor), Francisco Ramirez (MPH, sex-educator, host and producer at MTV), and moderator Jeenie Yoon (LMSW, host, Sex Talk Happy Hour, Senior Campus Sexual Assault Coordinator, NYCAASA)
|Chessy Prout is a high school sexual assault survivor. Raised in Japan, Chessy matriculated to St. Paul’s School—a boarding school in New Hampshire that her father and sister had attended. There, as a freshman, Chessy was the victim of a sexual assault. Chessy’s case and the trial garnered national and international media attention, as her assault was part of a ritual competition at the school called "Senior Salute." Two years later, in Chessy’s pursuit of justice, she decided to step forward publicly. In August 2016 she launched the #IHaveTheRightTo initiative with the organization PAVE, for which she is an ambassador. As a PAVE ambassador, Chessy travels around the country to speak about the importance of consent education in K-12 schools; encourages survivors and others to assert their most important, basic rights; and uses her voice to let other survivors know that they are not alone.|
Francisco Ramirez holds a Master of Public Health (concentration in sexuality & health) from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health where he was named a Rosenfield Scholar in Sexual and Reproductive Health. For 20 years, Francisco has dedicated his career to responding to the sexual health and public health needs of diverse communities worldwide. He has led multi-lingual training, education and research efforts for organizations including: the United Nations (UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations), MTV, Planned Parenthood, Durex, Hetrick-Martin Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine, and the NAACP.
Jeenie Yoon (moderator), LMSW works at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault as the Campus Sexual Assault Coordinator. She works to provide educational workshops to students, staff, and faculty at a dozen NYC colleges and universities about sexual violence awareness, prevention, consent, and bystander skills. In addition to her campus work, she also runs the agency’s podcast Sex Talk Happy Hour (available on iTunes and Spotify), where she talks to a variety of experts on anything related to sex, gender, sexuality, and violence prevention. Previously, Jeenie has been an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, spent a summer with the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland, and has worked with a variety of anti-violence agencies in Washington DC and NYC.