5:30pm–7:30pm, Fri Apr 17, 2020
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, HI 96822
The COE Senate Diversity Committee presents SAFETY IS NOT ENOUGH: CREATING AFFIRMING AND JUST SCHOOLS FOR LGBTQ YOUTH.
Contemporary political rhetoric from supporters of LGBTQ rights frequently call for “safe” schools for LGBTQ youth. While safety is important, especially considering the statistics relating to bullying, safety cannot be the ultimate goal. The present political moment, in which the executive branch is using its weight to curtail the progress made for LGBTQ students, demands the necessity of affirming and just schools for LGBTQ students, families, and communities. We can challenge the ingrained homophobia and transphobia that are part of the daily realities of schools through curricular and pedagogical activism. This free public talk outlines how such activism within and outside of classrooms could look. (Exact location: Wist Hall, Room 134).
Register here for free.