Strategies to Build Affirming Schools
Creating safe and affirming school communities requires a multi-prong approach. This workshop will cover the cornerstones of social change: inclusive curriculum to increase knowledge; enumerated policies to set guidelines regarding behavior; and facilitated dialogues to promote affirming attitudes. A special focus will be given to the SOGIE facilitated dialogues that the Los Angeles Unified School District have utilized for the past 25 years across the K-12 spectrum. Examples of curricula, programs, and resources used in elementary and secondary schools to strengthen our inclusive lens will be highlighted.