Eliza Byard is the Executive Director of GLSEN. She has been the executive director since 2008, and has been part of the organization since 2001.
The story told about urban education today is all-too-often bleak – soaring teacher dissatisfaction, low student engagement, high drop-out rates. But another story is unfolding, quietly playing out in urban schools, communities, and districts around the world. It is an uplifting story of educators, parents, researchers, policy makers, and organizations working together creatively to develop meaningful practices and real improvements that will make a difference in the lives of young people.
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"The use of names was a way of bringing back every thing someone could remember about a person. The strength in a name is something that has always made me wonder at the abstraction of the design, the ability of a name to bring back every single memory you have of that person is far more realistic and specific and much more comprehensive than a still photograph which captures a specific moment in time or single event or a generalized image that may or may not be moving for all who have connections to that time."
Facing History has a range of resources on Japanese and Japanese American incarceration (often referred to as "Japanese internment") during World War II that you can use to accompany the Righting a Wrong poster exhibition.