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Make History, Teach History: An LGBTQ History Symposium

10/12/2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM PT
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Make History, Teach History: An LGBTQ History Symposium

When someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing. Yet you know you exist and others like you, that this is a game done with mirrors. It takes some strength of soul — and not just individual strength, but collective understanding — to resist this void . . . and to stand up, demanding to be seen and heard.

Adrienne Rich



Make History, Teach History: An LGBTQ History Symposium. Friday, October 12, 9am-4pm


Schools across California are now, for the first time in our state's history, required to include Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) representations of the LGBTQ community in K-12 History and Social Studies curriculum. Now it's time to ensure ALL teachers and administrators receive the necessary support to properly implement and incorporate the new material into their lesson plans and school districts across the state.

Our Family Coalition is proud to invite you to the inaugural "Make History, Teach History Symposium (MHTH)," a groundbreaking conference in San Francisco where attendees will access successful strategies to teach and effectively incorporate this subject matter into existing teaching practices. All will receive sample lesson plans and opportunities for 1:1 coaching on best practices for mitigating and addressing potential concerns from parents or schools as we move to incorporating LGBTQ inclusive instructional materials. Continuing Education Units provided.


Audience: K-12 Administrators and Teachers.


Subjects covered include:


  • ►  Elementary, Middle, and High School Lesson Plans and Curriculum
  • ►  Respectful Language for Identities of Historical Figures
  • ►  CA Textbook Adoption Criteria
  • ►  Communicating with Resistant School Communities
  • ►  Legal Responsiblities and Connecting with SEL Initiatives
  • ►  Building a network of teachers and learners to teach LGBTQ history



The "Make History, Teach History (MHTH)" SF & LA initiative is brought to you by Our Family Coalition in collaboration with the LGBT Committee on History, the GLBT Historical Society, and San Francisco State University.

Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now Until September 23rd! 


Symposium promotional partnership and sponsorship opportunities still available. Please contact to join us!



PS: The L.A. Symposium will be hosted in the Spring. Please complete this form should your organization be interested in becoming a sponsor or promotional partner. Make History By Teaching History! 


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