Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSW EDU extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

The It Gets Better Project has participated in the conference every year since 2018, and we hope to make it back again in 2021. To get there, we need your vote. So please click one or both links below and let SXSW know that you want to see our unique sessions as part of the EDU lineup next year.

Session #1

  • Title: It Gets Better w/ LGBTQ+ Youth Voices
  • Description: As youth-serving educators and professionals at conferences like SXSW EDU, we spend a lot of time talking about our kids and on behalf of them. It’s time to turn over the mic. Please join us for this incredible panel featuring the It Gets Better Project’s Youth Voices – a group of LGBTQ+ young ambassadors sharing their perspectives, insights, and ideas on how to make safer and more inclusive schools for all.
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Session #2

  • Title: LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Mandates: A Discussion
  • Description: Currently in the United States, only a handful of states have passed laws that mandate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to our society today be incorporated into all K-12 social studies and history curriculum. An opposing handful ban it. Join representatives from the It Gets Better Project and EducationCounsel as they discuss what existing mandates entail or restrict, the importance of inclusive curriculum for LGBTQ+ students, and what it might take to pass such laws in every state.
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