Sunday, April 27, 2008

Shelby Knox Blogs About House Hearing on Abstinence-Only

Via the ACLU's Take Issue, Take Charge blog: Shelby Knox blogs the House Hearings Assessing Abstinence-Only Programs (4/24):

Shelby Knox grew up as a conservative Southern Baptist in Texas turned progressive activist and documentary film subject. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Political Science. Throughout her college career, Shelby traveled across the nation to speak to young people about the importance of comprehensive sex education and the power of youth activism, using the film that carries her name, The Education of Shelby Knox, as a vehicle for discussion. She currently lives in New York City and is a full time speaker and organizer working with progressive organizations to promote sex education, women’s rights, and youth empowerment.

Yesterday the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, chaired by the Honorable Henry Waxman, held the first ever oversight hearing on the effectiveness of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs – programs that have been around for 25 years and have received over a billion dollars in federal funding in the past 10 years alone. (For the Committee's website, which includes Waxman's opening statement and the testimony of all of the expert witnesses, click here.)

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