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.
Join us in honoring Yuji Ichioka by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
AAPI HERITAGE MONTH
Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was the first Chinese woman to earn a PhD in economics from Colombia University. Dr. Lee originally attended Barnard College, an all-women’s school, that was founded because Colombia, like many universities in 1912, refused to admit women. Triumphant and educated, Dr. Lee published her research as a book called “The Economic History of China” in 1921.
In celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth, may Dr. Lee’s story encourage you to continue breaking barriers that restrict equal access to the knowledge and dreams that we all deserve.
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AAPI HERITAGE MONTH
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Dorothy Height, the godmother of the women’s movement. Height began her career in New York City as an educator, led the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for four decades, and advised the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). In 1994, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Join us in honoring Dorothy Height by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
Women’s History Month
Join Equal Opportunity Schools and keynote speaker Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition @MrDavidJohns at our Free Virtual Symposium: Race, Equity & The Future of School on March 4 at 10 a.m. PST for his talk, “Teach All the Babies!”
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