Advocating for LGBTQ Texts in a Time of Book Bans 
We are currently in a wave of book bans that overwhelmingly target LGBTQ books in several states. Even in New York, some districts and public libraries are facing attacks for creating inclusive shelves. Research and experience shows us that including LGBTQ texts in K-12 classrooms is one way to affirm and welcome LGBTQ students and families within schools. This professional learning will consider how K-12 teachers, librarians, and community members can advocate for LGBTQ texts in our current political moment. First, this presentation will present the current book ban policies in historical and social context. Then, we will discuss strategies and steps for advocating for LGBTQ texts at the local school level as well as advocacy at the district and state level. 

Registrants will be provided with a Zoom link prior to the session.

You must be a current NYSEC member to attend this session. If you're not a member, please click here to join NYSEC: (If you're uncertain as to your membership status, register here for the session and check the appropriate box below for our Executive Director to contact you.)

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