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Thank you for your interest in the GSC classroom engagement program.

We are happy to visit your classroom to introduce your students to the GSC, explore our online virtual exhibition space, and create a meaningful dialogue about Intersectional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) identities.

Queer identities are rarely lauded in history. If their accomplishments are displayed then frequently their identity is erased, or belittled. This is only more true for people who were queer and disabled, who were queer and people of color, who were of a religious minority, etc. Our mission is to expand queer history outside of “queer history”, because our history is, in part, the history of every community on earth.
Queer and Trans* people have always existed, and if that statement thrills you, fills you with doubt, or inspires your curiosity, reach out to us so we can tell you more.
*(Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Nonbinary, etc.)

GSC Staff members Antonio Santos (Blue shirt) and Moisés Villada (Black vest and white dress shirt) engaging with a class in our Flex Space.

The history of the LGBTQIA+ Community is intricately interwoven into every aspect of human history. If you want to engage your students with topics like queer history in the field of _, queer contributions in the field of _, the ways that modern society and forced binaries damage not only those in the LGBTQIA+ community but our allies too, learn to work closer with LGBT coworkers/students/friends, etc. then please fill out the form in the link below, because we’d love to engage with your class.
The GSC works to tailor each presentation to the class we are engaging with, so please do not forget to submit your course syllabus as soon as possible, and feel free to request certain topics directly. We will do our best to meet your expectations, and make this a memorable experience for everyone involved!

Student Responses to the Program Heading link

I really enjoyed today’s presentation! Just by talking about LGBTQIA+ community in general in a classroom setting warms my heart because prior to this I had never really experienced it! Growing up, I went to catholic school so we were never given the opportunity to talk about it. I think it’s informative and might help those who might be misinformed about the community, breakdown stereotypes, and sheds light upon issues that we go through.

 

I really enjoyed how he kept asking questions throughout the presentation and reading everybody’s comments making sure that everyone was involved in some way. I also enjoyed the fact that he talked about identity making his point that no matter who you are and how you act or the way you do things you should always feel content about yourself.

Moises’s presentation was very engaging and interesting. I learned a lot about the Latinx community and their journey towards acceptance. Even now, people have a hard time finding their identity and fitting in, it’s a “duality” of culture. I also like how comfortable he made everyone feel, he encourage us to tell our stories and connect to his lecture. I liked hearing from my classmates and relating to their experiences. He was very inclusive and always had something good to say about our thoughts.

Hours we are available to engage with classrooms - Mon-Fri Spring 2021
Sunday
Monday 10:00am – 05:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 05:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 05:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 05:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday

Schedule a visit your classroom!

Instructor Responses to the Program Heading link

I really like how Moises’ presentation was split between introducing the resources and events that the GSC puts on for students, and the second half was used to have a class discussion on intersecting identities. The class seemed to respond very well to this discussion, and this is something that I just loved. I think that this sort of discussion so early on in these students’ college journeys is valuable for a number of different reasons.

I would not have personally changed anything about Moises’ presentation style. My class had a lot of students that were shy, with lots of their cameras off on Zoom! By the end of the presentation, Moises had several students engaging in a lively discussion through the Zoom class group chat and by unmuting themselves and speaking out loud! It was such a great group discussion.

I would not have personally changed anything about Moises’ presentation style. My class had a lot of students that were shy, with lots of their cameras off on Zoom! By the end of the presentation, Moises had several students engaging in a lively discussion through the Zoom class group chat and by unmuting

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