For April’s freedom2b Brisbane meeting we’ll be watching The Education of Shelby Knox. This documentary film tells the coming of age story about the public speaker and feminist, Shelby Knox, a teenage girl who joins a campaign for comprehensive sex education in the high schools of Lubbock, Texas.
Shelby Knox is a deeply religious, Southern Baptist teenager who joins the Lubbock Youth Commission, a group of high school students representing a youth voice in city government. When the teens confront Lubbock’s sexual health crisis and campaign for comprehensive sex education, Shelby throws herself into the fight with missionary fervor, struggling to reconcile her newfound political beliefs with her conservative religious views. When the campaign broadens to include a fight for a gay-straight alliance, Shelby must confront her family and pastor in this coming-of-age story.
When: the 13th of April at 7pm – 9pm. Then social time afterwards.
Where: The training room, ground floor of the healthy community building, 30 Helen St, Teneriffe (Newstead on some maps).
How much: free 🙂
* Healthy Communities is right next to the Teneriffe wharf (regular city cat services)
* 20 minute walk from either Fortitude Valley or Bowen Hills train stations. The City Glider BUZ route will take you from West End, South Bank, the CDB, or the valley station to Teneriffe wharf. Runs every 5 minutes.
* There are many Bus routes. Use www.translink.com.au