Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by paying tribute to civil rights leader Thelma Garcia Buchholdt who was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives becoming the first Filipinx American legislator elected in the U.S. and served four terms. In 2009, she was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her significant contributions to Alaska as a legislator, civil rights leader, author, and lawyer. Prior to her move to Alaska, she had a career as an elementary school teacher.
In celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth, may may Thelma Garcia Buchholdt’s dedication to civil rights and education encourage you in your own aspirations.
Join us in honoring Thelma Garcia Buchholdt by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
AAPI HERITAGE MONTH
As we count down the final weeks of the school year, we would like to personally thank each of our partners for their persistence and commitment in such a challenging year. Right now many of our partners are already gearing up and renewing for the 2021-22 school year.
Please visit our website to start the renewal process
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.
Join us in honoring Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
AAPI HERITAGE MONTH
Managing Director Dolores Caamano Shares “How to Meaningfully Advance Equity in Your School’s Curriculum” on the Multi-Purpose Room Podcast, which aired on Friday, April 2.
This podcast is dedicated to helping school organizations and administration address real-life topics that PTAs, PTOs, and school staff are dealing with and offers practical tips and learnings to achieve desired outcomes.
Listen to the Podcast
Dolores Caamano Bio
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Michelle Obama, the first African-American First Lady of the United States, an attorney, author, and education advocate for adolescent girls. As First Lady, Obama championed causes such as Let’s Move (ending childhood obesity), Reach Higher Initiative (job opportunities), and Joining Forces (supporting service members, veterans and military families). Obama is set to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Join us in honoring Michelle Obama by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
Women’s History Month