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Make History, Teach History: An LGBTQ History Symposium

 

Friday, October 12, 9 – 4pm
Google's Community Space, 188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

 

Our Family Coalition is proud to invite you to the inaugural "Make History, Teach History: An LGBTQ History Symposium," a groundbreaking conference held in San Francisco this October.

 

At this day-long event, educators and administrators will learn about  successful strategies to effectively incorporate FAIR Ed Act-mandated LGBTQ subject matter into existing curricula and pedagogy. All attendees will also receive sample lesson plans, and have opportunities for 1:1 coaching in which they learn best practices to address and mitigate concerns from parents and/or schools, as school districts statewide move to incorporating LGBTQ-inclusive instructional materials.

 

Continuing Education Units available.

 

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Out of the closets and into the classrooms

 

We have more work to do before our children's history and social science curriculum is fair, accurate, inclusive, and respectful of  LGBTQ people.

School districts across the state are just now beginning to adopt the new textbooks and explore how to teach this material well.  Help us provide the training and support they need to do this job well.

 

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How can we #SaveSCOTUS from another anti-LGBTQ justice?

 

Trump's SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, will be the swing vote on basic civil rights: the right to control our own bodies; to marry whom we choose; to affordable healthcare; to be protected from gun violence, and so much more. Not only is he on record in opposition to all of these, he has been nominated by a president under serious ongoing federal investigation – one whose validity the Supreme Court itself will most likely be asked to adjudicate.

 

We know our voices make a difference. Call the Senate switchboard to tell your senator you demand they reject this extremist, and if they are on record for doing so, you'll have their back.

 

And if you have friends or family in AK, CO, IN, KY, ME, MT, NV, ND, or WV – states whose senators' votes are potentially in question – let them know now is the time for all of our senators to hear from us loud and clear.

 

US Senate contact info here

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