The Stonewall Riots and Harvey Milk may have become more widely known in US History, but do your students also know about the Lavender Scare, Edith Eyde, Deborah Johnson, and Zandra Rolon? Too often, important events and people in the LGBTQ civil rights movement are left out of textbooks. What happens when we integrate the missing voices of the LGBTQ community into our classrooms and curriculum?
Join us for a conversation with Eric Marcus, host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast. Making Gay History mines his decades-old audio archive of rare interviews to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history. We’ll explore the importance of teaching and learning LGBTQ history to create a more inclusive and equitable picture of US History, reflect student identities in the history we teach, and inspire future Upstanders.
During the webinar, we will:
Explore detailed and intimate interviews of known and forgotten individuals in the LGBTQ civil rights movement and history
Share resources and tools for educators to teach a more accurate and inclusive history
Provide interactive strategies for engaging student voices, experiences, and inquiry into the study of history
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 6:30–7:30pm EST. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.
You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.
About the Presenters
Eric Marcus is the founder and host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast, which mines his decades-old audio archive of rare interviews — conducted for his oral history book of the same name about the LGBTQ civil rights movement — to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history. His other books include Is It A Choice?, Why Suicide?, and Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.
Eric is also co-producer of Those Who Were There, a podcast drawn from Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. And he's the founder and chair of the Stonewall 50 Consortium, an organization that brings together 235 nonprofit institutions and organizations committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials related to LGBTQ history and culture.
Mary Hendra leads the Southern California program team for Facing History and Ourselves. In addition to designing and facilitating workshops, seminars, teacher coaching, and in-depth school work, Mary guides California statewide work for Facing History and Ourselves, sustaining authentic partnerships and collaboration to meet the needs of educators and schools throughout the state. She has recently been actively involved in deepening teacher engagement for equity with attention to implementation of the FAIR Education Act.