Schools OUT is delighted to announce the Invitation for History & Archival Presentations for the 6th Festival of LGBT History to be celebrated at Regional Hubs throughout February and March 2019 and, for the second time, celebrated internationally!
This year we are delighted to invite individuals and groups to showcase either:
- A historical reading of the past, or
- An archival source and personal oral testimonies, sets of photos, or significant documents and the stories behind them, or
- A researched presentation on a piece of unknown LGBT+ history.
Your historical presentation/reading/interpretation might cover a past local, regional or national:
- event or related events of direct relevance to the Human/LGBT+ Rights agenda & experience
- history of a group or a specific campaign
- an account of a personal journey that includes a number of view-points
The theme for LGBT History Month 2019 is ‘History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism’, celebrating the official end of the First World War and marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This is to enable us to reach out to a more international perspective of ideas, experiences, and concepts with an LGBT+ focus. The theme is desirable, but not exclusive to other 2019 LGBT+ anniversary ideas.
Each festival presentation is intended as a vignette of no more than twenty minutes long, followed by a ten-minute Q&A session. We are particularly keen to showcase past experiences and history presentations from those sections of our community whom we too rarely hear from, such as; black and ethnic minority, disabled and bisexual people, and their history. A fee of £20 is payable by Hubs to successful applicants’ post-presentation, along with qualifying travel expenses. We are also exploring the possibility of making appropriate presentations into lesson plans accessible on The Classroom website. http://the-classroom.org.uk/
Your presentations source might be:
- A testimony about a personal or collective experience
- A set of campaigning leaflets/publicity and the story behind them
- Personal or other photo-images and the stories behind them
- A letter or document that again provides a reading of that past commonly ignored or denied.
What all categories of presentations have in common is that they help educate the general public about the neglected understanding of past attitudes towards sexual orientation and gender identity.
Your contact details and presentation information will be retained by OUTing the Past’s Gazette Coordinator for future use, unless you request them to be deleted. The Gazette Coordinator can be contacted at Festival.Gazette@outingthepast.org.uk.