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Educator Workshop | Let The World Know: Teaching about the Nazis’ LGBTQ+ Victims
March 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
Join Virginia Holocaust Museum and Diversity Richmond for this workshop led by Dr. W. Jake Newsome Public Historian of the LGBTQ+ Past and author of the newly released book Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust, as we discuss common questions, challenges, and opportunities when teaching about the Nazi persecution of LGBTQ+ people. Topics include terminology, how to integrate this theme into the overarching narrative of Holocaust history, and the power of individual stories. Educators will receive an overview of the latest historical research on the topic and new educational resources, including a lesson plan, bibliography, and a copy of “Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust.”
This workshop is free for educators and includes:
• Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch
• Educator Resources and a copy of “Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust”
• A certificate of attendance
A limited number of scholarships are available for teachers 120+ miles from Richmond. Scholarships are to help cover travel, housing, and meals. Please contact Megan Ferenczy firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
About Dr. Newsome: Dr. Jake Newsome is an award-winning scholar of German and American LGBTQ+ history whose research and resources educate global audiences. His new book Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Cornell University Press) tells the dynamic and inspiring history of the LGBTQ+ community’s original pride symbol. It traces the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge into a widespread emblem of queer liberation, pride, and community. The Lambda Literary Foundation recently named Pink Triangle Legacies as one of its most anticipated new LGBTQIA+ books of 2022.