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Lambda Literary San Diego Project

By Charlotte Robinson, October 24, 2014
Lambda Literary the nation's leading nonprofit organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender literature has announce an historic partnership with the San Diego Unified School District to make its LGBT Writers in Schools Program available to the city's high school students. Approved by the San Diego Board of Education last week, Lambda Literary will introduce San Diego Unified high school students to the program by uniting LGBTQ authors with District classrooms via video Skype or in-class visits to discuss the author's work & LGBTQ issues. Tony Valenzuela, Lambda Literary's Executive Director stated, "We're thrilled to be working with San Diego Unified to introduce great LGBTQ books to their high school students to enrich their reading lives & further their understanding of the LGBTQ experience. This is an historic partnership advancing Lambda Literary's work with young people that we hope will be a model for school districts across the country looking to take San Diego's lead." Kevin Beiser, President of the San Diego Unified School Board added, "I am excited about our partnership with Lambda writers to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn as critical thinkers & engage authors through Skype. This aligns with our vision of providing quality schools in every neighborhood." Lambda Literary launched LGBTQ Writers in Schools in 2012 designed for teachers of high school classes, universities, colleges & student organizations as an opportunity for writers to discuss their work openly with students & to encourage diversity not only in the students' reading & writing lives but also in society at large. While Lambda Literary's LGBT Writers in Schools Program is available to teachers in any city, this is the first such partnership adopted by a major U.S. school district.
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