The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the IMSA experience. Incidents of bias and hate affecting a person or group create a hostile climate and negative impact the ... Read More
IMSA seniors engage in a 3-hour Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity Education Workshop utilizing the Safe Zone Project curriculum, a proactive step that schools are taking to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential. Being that we live in an ever-diversifying society, and in order to be supportive and aware of different identities and experiences, this is a wonderful opportunity to talk, learn and ask questions about sexual orientation and gender in a non-judgmental, safe and educational environment. The goal of this program is to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual)+ peers, family members, friends, and for themselves.
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