Monthly Special Soirées

5th grade student introducing the class to Bayard Rustin

Navigating Pushback with Compassion 

Virtual Soirée on Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern

Since the beginning of 2022, the cultural and political storm surrounding LGBTQ topics in K-12 classrooms has impacted educators everywhere. As a result, the fear of pushback from parents or caregivers if they teach an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum has heightened. We are here to help!

This "back to school" special session will provide real-world advice and reasonable, practical strategies to help you navigate complex conversations about LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum and classrooms.



NYC LGBTQ Historic Sites Project Map

Meet the Founders of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project!

Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader

Virtual Soirée on Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern

For over 30 years, Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader have been national pioneers in the documentation and historic preservation of LGBTQ history. Their groundbreaking work brings historic places to life and helps unfold a broader story of American history and culture to people around the world.

Join us in welcoming Jay and Ken for this interactive, multimedia soirée and engage in discussion. Don't forget to bring your favorite sips and snacks!




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Virtual Soirée Host Kathleen Barker!

Kathleen is History UnErased's program director and lead facilitator, as well as contributing to the ongoing enhancement of Intersections & Connections curriculum. Kathleen brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization as a library and information specialist and public historian with 20 years of experience as a museum and library educator.

Kathleen is the former Director of the Center for the Teaching of History at the Massachusetts Historical Society and has taught undergraduate history courses at Northeastern University and UMass Boston.