Brought to you by the Peer Health Educators and The Wellness Center as part of Sex Week 2018.
Vanessa Geffrard is a passionate health educator residing in West Baltimore. Vanessa wears a multitude of hats; she manages and implements middle school programming, adults trainings, and community workshops. She also trains and educates adults, parents, and community groups around sexual health topics such as consent and boundaries, sexually transmitted infection prevention, contraceptive methods, teen pregnancy and abortion stigma, healthy relationships, LGBTQ inclusion.
Vanessa is the founder of VagEsteem™, a workshop series and podcast that encourages good and healthy sex through courageous conversations about love, sex, relationships, and everything in between. Recently, she traveled to Nigeria to engage in a learning exchange with health educators and providers on best health outreach and education practices and global access to reproductive healthcare. She chronicled her journey and was featured in xojane. Vanessa’s specialty conversations on consent and healthy relationships was also featured in For Harriet.
Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science Community Health degree from University of Maryland, College Park and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Morgan State University. In her Master’s program, Vanessa focused on health policy, specifically researching the positive impact of web-based interventions as they relate to decreasing the risk of HIV/AIDS among young women of color.
In 2015, Vanessa was awarded The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award. She runs a Girl Scout Troop, loves to travel, loves eating Chinese and Mexican food, loves spending time with her amazing and supportive husband, her adorable nephew and her dog, Buttons.
Learn more about Vanessa at her website: https://www.vagesteem.com/about-me
Peer Health Educator-led workshop on Anatomy and Pleasure.
Brought to you by the Peer Health Educators.
Sex Week events kick off with Trivia Night! Join us for fun, food, and prizes!
The All Student Art Exhibition is an annual celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the visual arts. Each year, an outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work. Boyden Gallery invites and encourages all SMCM students, regardless of year or major (Fall 2017 graduates and continuing education students included) to participate. It doesn’t matter if your work was inspired by a class assignment or a library daydream, as long as you made it, submit it! We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art.
Please read the complete exhibition guidelines before submitting.
Submission deadline is Tuesday, February 20th at 5 pm.
An educational workshop providing the tools to be a better advocate for all gender and sexual minorities.
We will be showing the new movie, Beauty and the Beast. There will be snacks!!
Historic St. Mary’s City is launching a program in traditional metal arts with a molten iron pour.
Over 50 custom stanchions for the Croton Engineerium Museum will be cast using a nose tilt crucible furnace. Over 800 pounds of 3000 degree molten metal will be poured into resin-bonded sand molds. Future plans include a functional blacksmith forge.
The pour will be led by Foundry master Philip Harrison of Penumbra Design.
Free but registration required. Call 240-895-4990 or email info@HSMCdigshistory.org
SMCM Music Department Seniors Logan Tarwater, Sophie Daghir, Shelby Melton, and Alex Proctor present a preview of their SMP recitals.
Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, Thursday Dec. 7th @ 4pm.