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.

Join us in honoring Patsy Mink by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.

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AAPI HERITAGE MONTH

Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Sonia Sotomayor

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and Latina Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and one of five women who have served on the court. She was nominated by President Barack Obama and has served since 2009. Sotomayor has been identified with concern for the rights of defendants, calls for reform of the criminal justice system, and making impassioned dissents on issues of race, gender and ethnic identity.

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Women’s History Month

Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Wilma Mankiller

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. As Chief, Mankiller focused on education, job training, and healthcare for her people. Under her leadership, tribal enrollment tripled, employment doubled, infant mortality declined, and educational achievement rose. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.

Join us in honoring Wilma Mankiller by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.

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Women’s History Month