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DARING DISCUSSIONS

Presented by the OMJCC / National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance 


Daring Discussions: Making Sense of LGBTQ+  on Tuesday, March 8 from 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom 

Join in our new series in which we open Pandora’s box to discuss topics that some consider challenging, uncomfortable, maybe taboo, but always interesting and important.  

So many letters! So many terms! Join moderator James Sokol and special guest Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder to get the latest information and language relating to sexual orientation (who we’re attracted to) and gender identity (our maleness, femaleness, or combination of the two). Understand how these two important parts of who we are relate to and are different from each other. Receive specific guidance on how to be supportive of friends and family members of all sexual orientations and gender identities. 

No need to be shy....ask your burning questions anonymously via private chat with our moderator & special guest! If you're wondering about something, most likely, so are many others. 

🎫 Purchase tickets here.  Order before March 6th for “Early Bird” pricing! 


Daring Discussions:  Teaching Children about Consent on Tuesday, April 12th from 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom 

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly limited our ability to be together with our loved ones. When this is easier to do, we will need to revisit our own physical boundaries, as well as what we can and should expect from the younger people in our lives. 

Join moderator James Sokol and special guest Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder to look at what it means to set boundaries – physically, emotionally and psychologically – both for ourselves and with children. We will also make the connections between maintaining healthy boundaries and reducing the likelihood of inappropriate interactions and sexual abuse. 

 No need to be shy....ask your burning questions anonymously via private chat with our moderator & special guest! If you're wondering about something, most likely, so are many others. 

🎫Purchase tickets here. Order before April 10th for "Early Bird" pricing. 


Daring Discussions: Talking with Children about Sexuality on Tuesday, May 10th from 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom 

There is an Igbo saying, “It takes a village to raise a family.” This reinforces the idea that a child’s life is nourished and enriched when they have multiple trusted adults to talk with about the topics that matter most to them. In many cases, they are less comfortable asking their parent(s) questions about sexuality and growing up, and are more comfortable asking aunts, uncles, grandparents or other adults they know well. 

Whether the children or teens in your life identify as LGBTQ+ -- or whether they just have questions about these topics -- this workshop can help prepare you to talk with them about it. 

Join moderator James Sokol and special guest Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder for a discussion of tips on how to answer questions about sexuality, as well as how to bring the topic up with the young people in our lives. 

No need to be shy....ask your burning questions anonymously via private chat with our moderator & special guest! If you're wondering about something, most likely, so are many others. 

🎫 Purchase tickets here. Order before May 8th for "Early Bird" pricing. 


Daring Discussions: How Viewing Porn Impacts Young People on Tuesday, June 14th from 4-5:15pm (ET) on Zoom 

If you have a young person in your life, it is very likely they have already accessed online pornography, or that they will in the future. There is a lot of misinformation out there about the impacts of viewing porn on young people’s social, emotional, psychological and sexual development. Join moderator James Sokol and special guest Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder for an overview of the latest research pertaining to this and tips on how discuss this important topic with the young people in our families and lives.  No need to be shy....ask your burning questions anonymously via private chat with our moderator & special guest! If you're wondering about something, most likely, so are many others. 

🎫 Purchase tickets here. Early bird ends 6/12.