Facing Today

Aug 2, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Join us for Facing Today: How LGBTQ History Can Inform and Empower Young People Today, presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves

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? 

In the upcoming legislative session,  Illinois will have the opportunity to become the second state to pass a law requiring secondary schools to teach LGBTQ history.  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 

From the exhibition “Weight of a World”