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"The Education of Shelby Knox": Film Screening and Discussion

January 25, 2012 - 7:00pm
Oak Room, Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Drive

Free and open to all.

Please join us in welcoming Shelby Knox to Stanford University as part of the Ms. at 40 Conference for a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary "The Education of Shelby Knox.". The following is a description of the film: 

A self-described "good Southern Baptist girl," 15-year-old Shelby Knox of Lubbock, Texas has pledged abstinence until marriage. But she becomes an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex ed when she finds that Lubbock, where high schools teach abstinence as the only safe sex, has some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the nation. When Shelby's interest in politics leads her to get involved in a campaign for comprehensive sex education in her town's public schools, and then to a fight for a gay-straight alliance, Shelby must make a choice: Stand by and let others be hurt, or go against her parents, her pastor, and her peers to do what she knows is right.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, American Studies Program
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