May 14, 2020 – Educators’ Webinar – Grade 11: Activism in response to the AIDS Crisis


Thursday May 14, 2020
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM PDT

Join us for a webinar on Activism in response to the AIDS Crisis

Please note: This webinar is primarily for 11th Grade teachers, but teachers and educators from all grade levels are welcome to join all webinars.

This webinar will include content about LGBTQ activism in response to the AIDS Crisis. Exploring and analyzing historical context around the crisis to understand reasons for anger and unrest in the LGBTQ community, the webinar will specifically provide an example activity for 11th grade U.S. History. The content presented in this webinar is aligned with the California History-Social Science Framework and Standards. Teachers will walk away with an activity and a quick lesson that they can use in their online classrooms after the webinar. 

Those who complete this webinar may be eligible for PD Hours in LAUSD. For more information, contact Erik Adamian at

About the presenter

Elana Goldbaum is a 14 year veteran history teacher who has taught in both public and independent schools in Los Angeles. She has worked to bring queer history into the classroom since 2011 and has published lessons with the UCLA History-Geography Project in partnership with the One Institute.


About the facilitators

Erik Adamian is the Associate Director of Education at the One Institute. In collaboration with educational organizations and teachers, Erik develops LGBTQ history programing and resources for K-12 students and teachers, such as Professional Learning Symposia for educators and a Youth Ambassadors for Queer History Program. He has presented at the NCSS and CCSS Annual Conferences, and Teaching History Conference. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Civic Engagement. 

Dr. Rob Darrow is a lifelong Californian who works as an educational consultant in LGBTQ history, safe and inclusive schools, curriculum development, college and career planning, and digital learning. In addition, he works as Director of Research and Professional Learning with the Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz County and teaches Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction K-8 in the teacher credentialing program at CSU Monterey Bay. He has worked as an online school principal, adjunct professor, school librarian, and teacher in K-12 schools. His research interests include safe and inclusive environments for LGBT youth, LGBT history, blended and online learning, professional learning, creating a social presence in online courses, and school libraries.

Image credit: Cedar-Sinai Hospital Zap by 50 members of ACT UP/LA, 1989. ACT UP /LA records, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. 

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