LNS is cosponsoring the June 10 Teach Truth Day of Action to defend the freedom to learn and the rights of LGBTQ+ students. Protecting teachers’ right and responsibility to teach truth to our future generations is vital for a sustainable and just world. Standing up for curriculum based on truths about U.S. history and that are inclusive and caring of our LGBTQ+ teachers, students, and community is part and parcel of standing up for education about the truth of climate change and the need for climate justice. Already, we see attacks on climate truth in education taking shape in the States.
The day of action is hosted by the Zinn Education Project, the African American Policy Forum, and Black Lives Matter at School. More than 40 co-sponsors have signed on to help with outreach and local media. Groups that sign up receive a media toolkit, Teach Banned Books buttons, graphics, an optional pop-up Teach Banned Books display, and the chance to meet other event organizers from around the country. Sign up to host a #TeachTruth event on June 10! It is easy — pick a site (historic, a library, or any public space), invite people to join you, and speak out. You can read banned books, host a history walking tour, do a book swap, take photos with a Teach Banned Books frame, etc. Read more and sign up here!