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Grassroots Lobby Days dinner to feature sex ed advocate

By ThisIsReno


CARSON CITY–Shelby Knox, a nationally known advocate for comprehensive sex education in schools, will be the keynote speaker at a dinner during Grassroots Lobby Days March 13-15.

Knox entered the national spotlight with the award-winning 2005 documentary, The Education of Shelby Knox, which follows the then-15-year-old’s struggle to get comprehensive sex education in her native Lubbock, Texas, school system.

Since then, Knox has traveled the country speaking and advocating for better sex education programs. She has appeared on the Today show, Hardball and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Knox will speak during Grassroots Lobby Days, a three-day event put on by the Nevada Women’s Lobby during each legislative session. Lobby Days is designed to empower young women to learn about and participate in government. Workshops, panels and meet-and-greets with elected officials are just some of the activities planned during Lobby Days.

Founded in 1988, the Nevada Women’s Lobby is a statewide, non-partisan coalition of organizations and individual women and men who work on issues affecting women and families. The organization seeks to improve the status of women and families by lobbying public officials and law makers.

Tickets for Grassroots Lobby Days are $40. The price for attending the dinner only is $30. All tickets are available online at nevadawomenslobby.org.

Event Details
* What: Shelby Knox speaking at Grassroots Lobby Days dinner
* Date: Monday, March 14
* Time: 5:30 pm
* Place: Carson City Plaza Convention Center

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