EnACT

Title

Teaching LGBTQ+ History in Schools

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #4: Quality Education

Start Date

27-4-2022 10:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 11:05 AM

Abstract

We found inspiration for this project through the recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation decreed in various states. In Illinois, the current Board of Education’s mandates on LGBTQ+ educational curriculum are very limited and not enforced in public schools, which we as students have personally experienced and witnessed. This inspired us to explore a legislative activism avenue for our project where we intend to create a mandate or executive order that requires schools to teach LGBTQ+ history and topics. As an incentive to carry out the mandates, we plan to grant additional funding to schools that require the enrichment of these topics. We will draft a bill mandating LGBTQ+ education in public or government-funded schools to accomplish our goal , including new teaching standards that primarily focus on specific historical LGBTQ+ content. We will consult with local and state representatives to give our bill the greatest chance of success. The objective and end goal of this project is a drafted bill that exceeds the intentions of the current legislation amendments and is potentially reviewed by several state government officials. As part of our project presentation, we will incorporate a creative spoken word performance that expresses our own experiences and identities followed by the presentation of our work with the legislation. Our foreseeable long-term plans are to communicate with Illinois Board of Education representatives and eventually enact the bill.

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Apr 27th, 10:45 AM Apr 27th, 11:05 AM

Teaching LGBTQ+ History in Schools

We found inspiration for this project through the recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation decreed in various states. In Illinois, the current Board of Education’s mandates on LGBTQ+ educational curriculum are very limited and not enforced in public schools, which we as students have personally experienced and witnessed. This inspired us to explore a legislative activism avenue for our project where we intend to create a mandate or executive order that requires schools to teach LGBTQ+ history and topics. As an incentive to carry out the mandates, we plan to grant additional funding to schools that require the enrichment of these topics. We will draft a bill mandating LGBTQ+ education in public or government-funded schools to accomplish our goal , including new teaching standards that primarily focus on specific historical LGBTQ+ content. We will consult with local and state representatives to give our bill the greatest chance of success. The objective and end goal of this project is a drafted bill that exceeds the intentions of the current legislation amendments and is potentially reviewed by several state government officials. As part of our project presentation, we will incorporate a creative spoken word performance that expresses our own experiences and identities followed by the presentation of our work with the legislation. Our foreseeable long-term plans are to communicate with Illinois Board of Education representatives and eventually enact the bill.