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Dr. Sears will be taking the 1 World Diversity Club students to The Showcase of HBCU, on November 1st from 9:30 am-2:00 pm! 

If you are interested in going please see Dr. Sears and register. The dress is professional attire, no jeans. The deadline to have in your field trip form is October 18th.

 

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

 

Telling All Americans' Stories: American Latino Heritage

 

The breadth of Latino/a experience is a vital aspect of America's rich and diverse past. The places explored here barely begin to hint at the varied ways their lives intersected with one another. Discover these remarkable stories preserved in our national parks and historic places. 

 

The Cultural Competence Team would like for you to share during Advisory or LEAD about Hispanic Month.  We will put together a Google Slide to recognize National Heritage Month and put in Google Classroom. If you have any ideas or pictures of our students please share with the Cultural Competence Team.

The Diversity Club traveled to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on March 31, 2019.

The students experienced the museum history and the importance of the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad had many notable participants, including John Fairfield in Ohio, the son of a slaveholding family, who made many daring rescues. 

Levi Coffin, a Quaker who assisted more than 3,000 slaves, and Harriet Tubman, who made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom.

Photo Gallery - Diversity Club visits National Underground Railroad Freedom Center