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Teaching LGBTQ+ History - A Past Reclaimed: How Youth-Serving Professionals Can Prepare for an Inclusive and Educational LGBTQ+ History Month.


Sep 30, 2021 01:28 PM

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Rick Oculto (he/him)
Education Manager @Our Family Coalition
Rick Oculto heads the Education Department at Our Family Coalition, a non-profit based in the San Francisco Bay Area that serves queer families and children. He has worked in queer advocacy for over 20 years and is currently helping lead the implementation of queer history and social science in California in collaboration with the California Department of Education. Rick has conducted trainings for thousands of students, educators, and youth workers across the United States focusing on diversity, harassment, gender stereotypes, and other queer issues. He holds a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Spanish from Seattle University in Washington and a Master of Arts Degree in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley specializing in management and planning. Rick uses he pronouns and is an avid gaymer.
Erik Adamian (he/him/his)
Director of Education @ONE Archives Foundation
As Director of Education, Erik oversees all aspects of the education programming at ONE Archives Foundation. He created and continues to implement the annual Professional Learning Symposia, and LGBTQ+ history and inclusion trainings for K-12 teachers. He manages the Youth Ambassadors for Queer History Program, History Panels Project, as well as other educational efforts. He annually presents at many educational conferences and has previously conducted faculty sponsored research on intersectional LGBTQ+ topics while attending UCLA. Erik has previously worked as an educator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Currently, he serves on the Board of GALAS LGBTQ+ Armenian Society.