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Welcoming Schools Cosponsors St Louis Event on LGBT Inclusive Schools

Welcoming SchoolsThe following post is from HRC Foundation Welcoming Schools Director Kim Westheimer:

“Yes, elementary school kids know the word gay.” This definitive statement comes from an elementary school student who is featured in the Welcoming Schools film What Do You Know? Six- to twelve-year-olds talk about gays and lesbians. But even though elementary school students can tell you that it’s no big deal to talk about LGBT people with kids – they know that we’re talking about families and respect – sometimes adults aren’t so sure. 

An event this Thursday cosponsored by Welcoming Schools at the Missouri History Museum in St Louis, MO, will take a look at where we’ve come from and where we’re going in the efforts to stop anti-gay prejudice in schools. The evening will feature a showing of What Do You Know? with the film It's Still Elementary. It’s Still Elementary examines the impact of a groundbreaking film made over ten years ago which showed teachers talking to students about gay and lesbian people. 

Welcoming Schools Director, Kim Westheimer and Associate Director Kisha Webster will introduce the films and be part of a panel discussion after the showing. The event will also include panelists from the St Louis chapters of the Anti-Defamation League and the National Conference for Community & Justice.

When: Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium

Find more details about the event here.

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