Teachers and youth workers will have the chance to benefit from a range of resources and ideas absolutely free at the LGBT History Month Launch on November the 18th at the Museum of St John, Clerkenwell. As well as the evening event, there are two afternoon workshops which will benefit people who work with children and young people.
The first is for youth workers. Entitled: Sharing Best Practice: LGBT History Projects and Activities for Youth Group Settings; it’s a workshop where people who work with LGBT young people can share and learn about unearthing LGBT histories in an interesting way and involve young LGBT people in finding out how our communities have developed, whilst empowering them with communication and project planning skills.
You will see and hear about some successful projects using LGBT history in creative ways, including the LGBT activist musical project ‘What a Difference A gay Makes’ and the How We Got Here oral histories project. We hope that this will inspire you and give you some ideas to develop about your own work. Of course you may already have started a project and if so we would love you to come and tell us about it. It’s FREE to all people who work with LGBT Young People and it runs from 2-3.30pm
Led by Amelia Lee of LGBT Youth North West.
The second is for teachers. Entitled: An All Inclusive Curriculum: How To Make Your School LGBT-Friendly; it’s a workshop where teachers will find out about the latest additions to the Classroom – a one-stop-shop for people who want to visibilise and usualise LGBT people through the curriculum.
You will see new lesson plans, resources and assemblies for primary from Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools (CHIPS) as well as new lessons for secondary schools.
You will hear about Educate & Celebrate: A whole school approach to making a safe and inclusive school. It’s FREE to all people who work with schoolchildren in a learning environment. It runs from 4-5.30pm
Led by Elly Barnes CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate, LGBT Schools Advisor for Birmingham City Council and Durham County Council, No:1 on IoS Pink List 2011.
You will also have ample opportunity to network later; especially if you stay on for the evening.