Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity is putting on “SexTober,” a series of educational events throughout the month of October. It will include tabling with educational resources and a poetry slam, called “SexTober Slam.”
URGE’s purpose is to help “build strong communities where sexual health is valued, reproductive rights are upheld, and each body is celebrated and supported,” according to urge.org
SexTober is intended to give college students access to information about sexual education and bring up issues regarding reproductive justice and abortion access, according to Jacob Miller, co-social media chair of URGE and junior communication major.
“It’s a really great month full of activities…tabling and making ourselves present for reproductive justice and abortion access,” Miller said. “We’ll have information about all that good stuff that college kids need to know about…There’s a lot of cool stuff coming out.”
There will also be a condom race during SexTober, Miller said.
“(The condom race is where) two people can come up to our table and we’ll have different vegetables or fruits,” Miller said. “Whoever can get the condom around that fruit without breaking it wins.”
The winner of the condom race will win either candy or a sexual education related prize, Miller said.
There are currently no set dates for any of the events, according to Miller.
SexTober follows URGE’s recent “RJ, Condoms, and Cupakes” event, which focused on education and activism, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The event included a visit from the Kansas URGE representative, free condoms and free cupcakes, the Facebook page said.
URGE meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the Diversity Lounge in the Memorial Union.