The Legacy Wall is coming to Las Vegas from Chicago
The Legacy Wall is coming to Las Vegas in October 2017. Gary Vrooman, Judy BowenWiener and Pieter Grove collaborated with Board of Directors for PRIDE Las Vegas in bringing the Legendary Legacy Wall to Las Vegas in October 2017 to coincide with the PRIDE festivities in Las Vegas. Exact location and Events surrounding the Event with be published once finalized. Stay turned and we hope to see you all there!
Here are some facts and additional images of the Legacy Wall graciously provided to us by Victor Salvo. Thank you Victor!
The Legacy Project is an award-winning 501©3 non-profit committed to researching, celebrating, and promoting the contributions Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people have made to world history and culture. The central tools of the organization’s mission are:
THE LEGACY WALL – a digitally interactive traveling history exhibit that features biographies and images of over 125 individuals from 20 fields of contribution, along with resource links and education tools…
THE LEGACY WALK – a half-mile long outdoor installation in Chicago, Illinois that features dozens of digitally-linked bronze biographical memorial markers in an outdoor classroom, and…
THE LEGACY PROJECT EDUCATION INITIATIVE – which combines guided tours of the Legacy Walk with age-appropriate study guides, multimedia, and lesson plans…
In cooperation with the Illinois Secretary of State, the Illinois State Library, the Illinois Department of Tourism, the Illinois Municipal Relations Association, and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, the Legacy Project uses all these tools to share the contributions of historically significant LGBT role models with our children, whose social isolation and cultural marginalization have left them vulnerable to bullying and loss of self-esteem.
THE LEGACY WALL FEATURES:
JANE ADAMS, Social Justice Icon
ALEXANDER THE GREAT, Military Leader
JOSEPHINE BAKER, Civil Rights Icon
JAMES BALDWIN, Acclaimed Author
LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Renowned Author
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, Botanist
MARGARET CHUNG, WWII Patriot
JEAN COCTEAU, French Auteur
LEONARDO DA VINCI, Artist & Inventor
BABE DIDRIKSON, Founder of the LPGA
MICHEL FOUCAULT, French Philosopher
GRETA GARBO, Film Actress
DAG HAMMERSKJÖLD, U.N. Sec./General
BARBARA JORDAN, Congresswoman
CHRISTINE JORGENSON, Transgender Icon
FR. MYCHAL JUDGE, “The Saint of 9/11”
FRIDA KAHLO, Mexican Artist
DAVID KATO, Slain Ugandan LGBT Activist
ALFRED KINSEY, Famed Sex Researcher
MARGARET MEAD, Anthropologist
MICHAELANGELO, Italian Renaissance Master
RUDOLF NUREYEV, Ballet Star
COLE PORTER, Prolific Composer
SALLY RIDE, Astronaut & Physicist
SYLVIA RIVERA, Transgender Activist
BAYARD RUSTIN, Civil Rights Pioneer
TCHAIKOVSKY, Classical Composer
ALAN TURING, Computer Science Pioneer
TWO SPIRIT PEOPLE, LGBTQ Tribal Leaders
VON STEUBEN, Revolutionary War Leader
SUMNER WELLS, Founder of N.A.T.O.
WALT WHITMAN, U.S. Poet
GRANT WOOD, Iconic American Artist
GAYS IN THE MILITARY
THE STONEWALL RIOT
THE PINK TRINGLE
WHY SHARING LGBT HISTORY MATTERS
The Legacy Wall is a wonderful positive and inspiring exhibit that raises awareness of the many roles LGBT people have played in human history. Sharing this information has been shown to lessen the incidence of all forms of bullying in our schools by encouraging a culture of mutual respect and tolerance. The goal of the Legacy Wall it to use the powerful lessons of history to spark conversations about how LGBT content inclusion can help to promote a feeling of safety and belonging in the classroom – giving our children hope by improving their outlook on life. The Legacy Project offers colleges, universities, libraries, cultural institutions, government facilities, and corporate centers an opportunity to have this unique, thought provoking display set-up in their public areas for patrons, employees, donors, and constituents to peruse, or for students to use as part of educational exercises during the school year.
THE LEGACY WALL
…is 22’ long x 8’ tall x 6’ deep and features nearly 300 square feet of historical and biographical content in a 360-double-sided island. The installation also highlights the challenges faced by LGBT youth with data culled from th 2013 GLSEN National School Climate Survey about the effectiveness of LGBT content-inclusion for improving school environments.
HOSTING & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Hosting the Legacy Wall is an ideal way to involve business resource groups, diversity training endeavors, cross-department synergies, campus pride organizations, gay-straight alliances (GSAs), and local community groups in shared experience which underscores LGBT contributions during this critical time when so much has been accomplished, but so many challenges remain. For a tax deductible donation (plus transportation expenses) the Legacy Wall can be set-up for negotiable periods from one week to one month. Institutions from every sector of community stakeholders are encouraged to host the installation. Similarly, sponsorship of the Legacy Wall throughout its travels allows donors and underwriters at a spectrum of levels to attach their name to the Legacy Wall itself where it will be seen by thousands of individuals committed to ending bullying.
Visit http://www.legacyprojectchicago.org/The_Legacy_Wall.html or call 312-608-1198 for more information.
The Legacy Wall in Springfield Display
The Legacy Wall - Indiana University Installation
The Legacy Wall Logo - suggested for the Las Vegas Project