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Monday, March 29 • 9:30am - Wednesday, June 30 •10:30am
Could LGBTQ+ Inclusion be all Fun and Games?

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Are you on a quest to support your LGBTQ+ students? Whether you are new to this journey or a veteran in the fight for social justice, this session will introduce you to LGBTQ+ youth, examine why this population of students needs your unqualified support, and demonstrate Rainbow Quest! 'The LGBTQ+ Board Game that Engages, Educates, Empowers, and Affirms.' Designed and produced by Pickadilly Specialties Corporation (PSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by psychologists and master teachers. PSC is dedicated to serving and addressing social justice, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community and all under-served people. This board game is perfect for use virtually (Zoom) or with live face-to-face play to interactively introduce your students to LGBTQ+ culture and history.

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John Osterhout

Media Specialist, Hugo Owens Middle School
John Osterhout is a PPK-18 educator who has work in the classroom or library for 36 years. He is passions include youth literacy and social justice. He is a Virginia Education Association, Leader for Equity and Justice, and has led LGBTQ+ awareness workshops across the Commonwealth... Read More →
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Brian Kaufman/ Rainbow Quest!

President, Pickadilly Specialties
With 40 years as a professor and group facilitator, it was easy to recognize the need for an engaging, meaningful, educational, and affirming activity for LGBTQ+ youth.  Most 'recommended' learning and group activities were very simple, one-dimensional games downloaded from the internet... Read More →

Monday March 29, 2021 9:30am - Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am EDT