The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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2/15 – “Be Ready to Fight, Because it’s Worth It”: Efforts to Include LGBTQ+ History in High School Classes

On Tuesday, February 15, please join the ASHP/CML for a virtual presentation by Stacie Brensilver Berman, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Teaching and Learning department at NYU Steinhardt

Brensilver Berman will discuss her recent book, LGBTQ+ History in High School Classes in the United States since 1990, which details bureaucratic, organizational, and pedagogical efforts to make United States history classes and curricula more LGBTQ+ inclusive and the backlash against those efforts.  She will share information from her book on recent legislation and resources created by organizations like GLSEN, Learning for Justice, and PBS in addition to specifically focusing on the oral histories she conducted with teachers doing this work in their classrooms, whom she views as the seeds of an expanding grassroots movement to create this essential change in education.  The session will conclude with a Q & A.

Sponsored by the American Social History Project/ Center for Media Learning.

Co-sponsored by CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, the Graduate Program in History, the PublicsLab, and the Graduate Program in Urban Education.  This event is made possible through the generous support of the CUNY Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives and LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council through the offices of Daniel Dromm (District 25) and Speaker Corey Johnson.

When: Tuesday, February 15, 4:00-5:15 pm ET