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Educating Boys Symposium 2020 - Responsible Sexual Citizenship in Today's World: The Challenges Confronting Boys

Date: Monday - February 03, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: The Browning School

52 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065  map

In collaboration with the International Boys' Schools Coalition
Keynote speaker: Ada L. Sinacore, PhD. 

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In collaboration with the International Boys' Schools Coalition

Take advantage of this joint symposium to deepen your understanding of educating boys. 

Plus, connect with colleagues on daily challenges and how to tackle them during a workshop block. Submit your proposal to present a workshop (deadline November 24) and share your expertise with our community of boys' educators.

Keynote, Dr. Ada Sinacore, McGill University: From Knowledge to Action: Developing curriculum and activities to help students understand sexual citizenship and social responsibility in today’s world.

Boys and young men are faced with enormous challenges when it comes to making responsible decisions about how to be promising citizens and leaders in the current zeitgeist of living in a highly sexualized society.  The goal of this keynote is twofold. First, in the morning session, the speaker will provide an overview of the key areas in which education is essential to facilitate students' understanding of what it means to be both a responsible member of society and sexual citizen.  The areas to be addressed will include topics such as; gender, sexuality, consent, healthy relationships, as well as, digital and media literacy. The talk will be informed by the research Prof. Sinacore has conducted for the IBSC, as well as the broader research in these areas. Second, in the afternoon the speaker will discuss how to take the knowledge gleaned from the morning talk and put it into action.  She will address innovative ways in which these topics can be integrated into curriculum and other activities such that students have the opportunity to understand the key concepts as well as, develop the skills to assess situations and make responsible decisions.  

Remember, all IBSC member schools get a special discounted rate, so take advantage of this great deal. 

Save even more with the early bird rate when you register by January 6, 2020!

Questions? Email Marcy Mann, NYSAIS.


8:30 - 9:00

Registration in Lobby & Breakfast in Cafeteria, Level CR

9:00 – 9:15
Kurani Gym

Welcome • John Botti,  Headmaster, The Browning School

9:15 - 10:30
Kurani Gym

Keynote speech, Dr. Ada Sinacore, McGill University - From Knowledge to Action: Developing curriculum and activities to help students understand sexual citizenship and social responsibility in today’s world.

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 – 11:45

Concurrent Workshops - Working Effectively with Boys
Click here for Workshop List, including descriptions 

12:00 – 12:45

Cafeteria, Level CR

Lunch provided by The Browning School. 

1:00 - 2:15
Kurani Gym

Action Planning, Dr. Ada Sinacore, McGill University

2:15 - 3:00

John Botti, Headmaster, The Browning School




Ada L. Sinacore, Ph.D. is the Past-Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies Program in the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, the Director of the Social Justice and Diversity Research Lab, and an Associate Professor in the Counselling Psychology Program at McGill University. Professor Sinacore has over 25 years of experience working in the U.S., Canada, and abroad, and is internationally recognized for her expertise and extensive presentations and publications addressing social justice concerns at the individual, institutional, and policy level. She is actively involved in research that addresses topics such as; gender equity education, feminist and social justice psychology, migration and immigration; workplace harassment, bullying, gender-based violence, and sexual violence. Additionally, Professor Sinacore is highly sought out for her consultation and program evaluation skills.  Dr. Sinacore has received numerous honors and awards including; the Oliva Espin Award for Social Justice Concerns in Feminist Psychology: Immigration and Gender, from the Association for Women in Psychology.  She is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and received the Distinguished Member Award from the Section on Counselling Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association. Additionally, she was honoured as a Notable Feminist Scholar in Psychology by Psychology's Feminist Voices and received the Faculty of Education Award for Distinguished Teaching at the 2017 Convocation.   In 2016, she was invited by the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan to continue her work on gender equity education and anti-bullying initiatives in collaboration with several Taiwanese Universities.  Most recently, she was invited by the Canadian Embassy in Chile to work with university students, women leaders and NGOs to reduce sexual violence in their respective institutions. She will be returning to Chili in January as a key speaker in the XV International Week at the University of Chile.


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Early Registration Fees apply until January 6, 2020.

  • NYSAIS and IBSC members - $200.00

  • Non-members - $245.00

Regular Registration Fees apply January 6 - February 2. Registration closes February 2.

  • NYSAIS and IBSC members - $220.00

  • Non-members - $265.00

A $20 Late Fee will apply on February 1.

Group discounts for schools sending 5 or more participants in a single transaction.  Early discount does not apply to group rates.

  • Group of 5-9 = $20 off registration fee per registrant

  • Group of 10 or more - $40 off registration fee per registrant

Presenter Fee: $100.00

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