11th Annual Southern California Sexual Health Summit

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Center for Healthy Communities-California Endowment

1000 N. Alameda Street. Los Angeles, CA

Registration Now Closed

The Southern California Sexual Health Summit is a forum to convene passionate, committed stakeholders from all walks of life and professions in the field of sexual health. Representatives from community-based organizations, non-profits, government agencies, schools and the community are encouraged to share the latest information, strategies, and their professional experience as well as develop and foster partnerships for improving sexual health for all across the region.

This event convenes public health professionals of all levels who are interested in working on sexual health, reproductive justice, health equity and intersecting topics. We strive to provide a forum to highlight innovative practices and programs, while offering opportunities for professional networking for Southern Californians.

Our goals are to:

    1. Build capacity in Southern California to address the sexual health needs of the region.
    2. Leverage interdisciplinary partnerships and share best practices to address the sexual health needs of all Southern Californians.
    3. Enhance the quality of comprehensive sexual health education in Southern California by creating opportunities to build provider networks.

By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to respect the safe environment we are creating for sexual health professionals to discuss our work and goals for our communities. Please come to this event ready to learn, and suspend any judgments you may have on the subject matter of this event.

Let us know of any special accommodations you may need, such as a translator. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.

There is an exciting lineup of presenters at this year's Summit. We are excited to announce the keynote speaker is Ashanti Branch, M. Ed Creator and Executive Director of the Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Club. Ashanti Branch works to change how students, especially young men of color, interact with their education and how their schools interact with them. Raised in Oakland, by a single mother on welfare, Ashanti left the inner city to study civil engineering at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. A construction project manager in his first career, his life changed after he tutored struggling students and realized his passion for teaching. In 2004, during Ashanti’s first year teaching high school math, he started The Ever Forward Club to provide support for African American and Latino males who were not achieving their potential. Since then, Ever Forward has helped all of it’s more than 150 members graduate from high school, and 93% of them have gone on to attend two- or four-year colleges, military or trade school. The Ever Forward Club was featured last year in the documentary. “The Mask You Live In,” which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. After completing a fellowship at the Stanford D.School in 2016, Ashanti stepped away from working for a school district and began working as the Founding Executive Director for Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante in an effort to grow the organization to serve thousands of Bay Area students.

The Planning Committee for the 2020 Southern California Sexual Health Summit includes representatives from the following agencies:

Radiant Health Centers, San Diego Youth Services, San Diego State University, Essential Access Health, SAY San Diego, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, Orange County Health Care Agency.

Many thanks to ETR, our fiscal sponsor, and to Keeping it Real Together, who generously sponsored this year's event!

Contact us: SoCalSHS@gmail.com