EOS Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by paying tribute to Yuji Ichioka

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by paying tribute to Yuji Ichioka, an American historian and civil rights activist best known for his work in Asian American studies. As an adjunct professor, he coined the term “Asian American.” Ichioka helped establish the Asian American studies program at UCLA, and with his wife, founded the Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee Endowment for Social Justice and Immigration Studies at UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center.

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EOS Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by paying tribute to Dalip Singh Saund

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by paying tribute to Dalip Singh Saund, the first Sikh American, the first Asian American, and the first Indian American to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

Saund first emigrated to the U.S. to continue his education in agriculture. After becoming a naturalized citizen, he ran for and won numerous local government positions, including a judgeship, before winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives where he advocated for farmers and was a fierce supporter of the 1957 Civil Rights bill.

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EOS Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by paying tribute to Philip Vera Cruz

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by paying tribute to Philip Vera Cruz, a Filipino American advocate for agricultural labor rights and working conditions of migrant workers, was active in the Asian American rights movement, and led social justice initiatives throughout his career.

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EOS Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by paying tribute to Daniel Inouye

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by paying tribute to Daniel Inouye, a Hawaiian native who became the first Japanese-American Member of Congress in 1959. Inouye went on and had an unparalleled 50-year career in the U.S. Senate, becoming the most powerful AAPI in American politics.

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EOS Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by paying tribute to Patsy Mink

Today’s AAPI Heritage Month shoutout goes to Patsy Mink. In 1964, Mink was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. During her decades-long Congressional career, Mink introduced the Early Childhood Education Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was a co-author for Title IX, a law that advanced gender equity within federal funding policies for education- later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in her honor.

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