SHHS Human Relations, Diversity and Equity

  • Current Commemorations

    June is...




    Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, which was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement.
    Pride Month recognizes how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country. Pride Month is celebrated internationally. Click the image on the right for more resources! 

    Please visit the Library of Congress for more information. 

    We have curated select Advisory Lessons to highlight notable LGBTQ folks and cultural events below. 

    Say Gay - Engage students in critical thinking about the different laws regulating SOGIE in schools.

    Stonewall - Introduces students to the Stonewall Riots

    All Are Welcome - Teaches students how to create SOGIE affirming classrooms 

    Gender Roles - Encourages students to explore gender roles and how they are imposed by society.

    Stories of Excellence - Elliot Page Introduces students to the world famous actor who came out as transgender in 2020. 

    Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk Introduces students to LGBT Activist and politician. 

    Stories of Excellence - Sylvia Rivera Introduces students to Transgender Rights Activist 

    Stories of Excellence - Marsha P Johnson Introduces students to Transgender Rights Activist. 

    Stories of Excellence - Jeanne Manford Introduces students to LGBT Rights Activist and the founder of PFLAG. 

    Stories of Excellence - Pauli Murray Introduces students to LGBT and Civil Rights Activist who broke many barriers and is often overlooked in history. 

    Stories of Excellence - Layshia Clarendon Introduces students to WNBA star who came out as transgender in 2020 and received praise and support from their contemporaries. 

    Stories of Excellence - Caster Semenya Introduces students to the Olympic Athlete who changed history in her battle to eliminate gender policing in the Olympics. 



    juneteenthJuneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It is also often observed to celebrate African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865.

    Please visit History for more information, and Common Sense Media and Learning for Justice for additional resources.

    Please feel free to use our Junetheenth advisory lesson to teach this important date to your students. 


    Resources for the following commemorations can be found on our Commemorative Calendar including: 

    Tulsa Race Massacre 





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