Past Event

Navigating Relationships & Sex During COVID

April 6, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Online Event

Join us for the 15th Annual Jeanne Clery Lecture Series. This much needed conversation will feature sex educators, Franciso Ramirez and Bianca Laureano, in discussion around how to best navigate relationships and sex during this significant moment in our collective history. 

Together, we will explore communication strategies for strengthening our relationships, what consent looks like – both in person and from a distance, ways to promote respect, and how to take care of our mental health during this challenging time.

Bianca Laureano, PhD, MA2, CSES is an award-winning educator and sexologist. She is a founding member of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) and her most recent project is ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school offering professional development and certification. She has written several curricula and is the lead writer for the Netflix film Crip Camp’s curriculum rooted in disability justice principles. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and supervisor, and in May 2020 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the California Institute for Integral Studies for her work in expanding the US sexuality field. Find out more about Bianca at her website and learn more about ANTE UP! at

Francisco Ramirez, MPH (@FranciscoNYC) talks about sex, all the time. He is an award-winning sexuality educator, tech founder, and college speaker. He holds a Master of Public Health and has worked at the UN since 2005, talking about sex everywhere from Afghanistan to Uganda. Ramirez is a host on MTV and NPR, and recently released OkaySo, a smartphone app connecting young people to sexperts. Most recently, he co-starred in “Sex Probz” on The Cut, and served as Vice President at Planned Parenthood. For the past 10 years, he has put out two chairs and a sign that reads “Free Sex Advice” in New York City parks and subways. Learn more at:

The Jeanne Clery Lecture Series was established by Constance Clery BC ’53 and Howard Clery, Jr. in memory of their daughter, Jeanne Clery. 

Please register on Zoom.

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Contact Information

Sexual Violence Response