The Windy City Times covered an October 5th panel discussion on the increasing HIV and STD rates among African-Americans and people of color. The ACLU of Illinois' Legislative Counsel Khadine Bennett joined public health professionals and local advocates to discuss the goals of HB 3027, the sexual health education bill that would modernize sex ed for Illinois schools.
"Sex ed talks about healthy relationships," Bennett said. "How do you create boundaries? How do you learn about your body? How do you love yourself? How do you talk to your parents about sex? How do you identify who in your community you can go to with questions? It's not just about sex … . We're teaching life lesson skills."