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Equity in Education Program


Find out more about our speakers in our digital Equity in Education program guide.


Literacy and Our LGBTQ Students: Starting and Sustaining Schoolwide Transformation

Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

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Eliza Byard

Creating and fostering an equitable education for our LGBTQ students requires more than expanding a classroom library. Today's literacy educators must consider ways to be more inclusive with their curriculum, their methodology, and the structures that govern their shared spaces. How can we identify the hidden, unconscious biases and microaggressions that create unsafe and unsupportive environments? How do we engage in courageous conversations about these issues within our schools, districts, and communities? And what role does literacy play in long-term, systemic transformation? Eliza Byard, executive director of GLSEN, will deliver a short keynote and facilitate a dynamic discussion among a cross-sector of literacy leaders, inclusive educators, and activists.

Speakers include:

 

Kris De Pedro

Kris De Pedro

Amy Fabrikant

Amy Fabrikant

Courtney Farrell

Courtney Farrell

Jessica Lifshitz

Jessica Lifshitz

 

Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts

Dana Stachowiak

Dana Stachowiak

Tim'm West

Tim'm West

This event is not ticketed and is included in Core Conference registration. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.


Beyond the Bookshelf: The Transformative Power of LGBTQ Children's Literature

Sunday, July 22, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Henry Miller

Much has been written about the need for truly diverse school and classroom libraries. Providing access to materials that serve as mirrors, windows, and doors—particularly to our minoritized populations, such as our LGBTQ students—can literally save lives. But what effect can these titles have on educators? How can they impact school culture? And what role do writers of LGBTQ children's literature play in all of the above? Join ninth-grade ELA instructor Henry "Cody" Miller for a provocative conversation with some of today's hottest authors on how thoughtful, intentional integration of LGBTQ texts can help create transformative spaces for all.

Speakers include:

 

Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake

Brandy
Colbert

Brandy Colbert

Lesléa
Newman

Lesléa Newman

Jen
Petro-Roy

Jen Petro-Roy

Rob
Sanders

Rob Sanders

This event is not ticketed and is included in Core Conference registration. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.