Taught by Brian Hackett
Students explore the ways in which course content can come to life through local community engagement. Students will deepen their understanding of an existing societal problem and engage in experiential learning in local, regional, or national community contexts to generate and articulate a solution.
The focus of the forbidden History Course is to raise student awareness of the forgotten or conveniently ignored parts of our history. This includes uncomfortable subjects, Women’s History, Black History and LBGTQ history. Part of reason this history is ignored is because the communities have been marginalized. So part of the class is to create awareness of the subjects. Our project was all about awareness, especially at a time when oppression seems to be getting worse.
This year we worked with a group working to support LBGTQ kids. One just needs to look at the news to see how important this is. There is a war on people who are different, (ie. Black, Brown, Gay, Transgender, etc.), students can be overwhelmed thinking they are alone, they are not! I had a student tell me that our conversations in class made her feel that her future was bright after all, because how much others cared.
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education.
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this important work. Join us today!
Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies. Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN’s programs and visions to right where we live, work, and learn. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
For more information, https://www.glsen.org/chapter/greater-cincinnati