Facing Today: How LGBTQ History Can Inform and Empower

Date(s) - August 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
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Join us for “Facing Today: How LGBTQ History Can Inform and Empower Young People Today,” presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/485786088537592/?notif_t=event_description_mention&notif_id=1532004809731273
Lavender Scare, the Stonewall Riots, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings are important events and people in the LGBTQ rights movement that are often left out of textbooks and curriculum. What happens when we are able to integrate the missing voices of LGBTQ into our classrooms and communities?
During the legislative session this year, Illinois is considering the Inclusive Curriculum Bill to ensure the inclusion of LGBTQ contributions in U.S. history in Illinois public schools. Join us for a forum for teachers and community members, where a panel of activists and experts will help us explore the importance of learning and teaching LGBTQ history and the impact it could have on future Upstanders.
Panelists Include:
Victor Salvo, Founder and Executive Director, The Legacy Project
Michael Ziri, Director of Public Policy, Equality Illinois
Ramon Gardenhire, Vice President of Policy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago