FAIR Education Act Implementation CoalitionJosé Julio Sarria History Maker Award
José Julio Sarria History Maker Award
Awarded to Bay Area people who make extraordinary changes in the way society views the LGBTQ community.Convened in 2014 by Our Family Coalition, over a half a dozen organizations comprise the FAIR Education Act Implementation Coalition, and have been working to see this historic education reform thoroughly implemented across California; from its status in legislation, to curricular framework approval and textbook adoption, to district-by-school and classroom-by-classroom implementation. The FAIR Education Act, SB 48 (Leno), was signed into law on July 14, 2011, and went into effect on January 1, 2012. It amends California Education Code to include the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful reference to contributions by people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community in history and social studies curriculum. California is the only state in the nation to have such LGBT-inclusive legislation in place. Main agencies involved with the Implementation Coalition are Our Family Coalition, The GSA Network, The Committee on LGBT History, the LA LGBT Center, NCLR, Equality California, and the Safe Schools Coalition.