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America Georgine Ferrera

America Georgine Ferrera

America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. Born in Los Angeles, California, to Honduran parents, Ferrera developed an interest in acting at a young age performing in several stage productions at her school. Ferrera is the […]
Sophie Cruz

Sophie Cruz

Little Sophie Cruz, who is the daughter of illegal immigrants, managed to make her way through the crowd of thousands lining Constitution Avenue and got within feet of Pope Francis’ open-air popemobile before Secret Service agents stopped her. However, the […]
Herb Albert

Herb Albert

Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the “A” […]
Pigments of Our Imagination: The Racialization of the Hispanic-Latino Category

Pigments of Our Imagination: The Racialization of the Hispanic-Latino Category

Pigments of Our Imagination: The Racialization of the Hispanic-Latino Category April 27, 2011 – Feature by Ruben Rumbaut Race is a pigment of our imagination. It is a social status, not a biological one; a product of history, not of […]
Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur beings at sunset on Friday, September 29 and continues to sundown the following day. Yom Kippur is considered the most important holiday celebrated by people of the Jewish faith. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and it […]
Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, meaning “head of the year”, is a two day celebration of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah honors the creation of Adam and Eve and is the anniversary of Original sin. The two days of services are focused […]
Creating a Student Signature for the Yearbook

Creating a Student Signature for the Yearbook

This Technology Use Guide will walk you through the steps of creating your signature for the yearbook using the Paper by Fifty Three app on your iPad. Click on the link below or on the image below to open the guide. […]
Teacher Web Sites – Updating your Google Doc Syllabus

Teacher Web Sites – Updating your Google Doc Syllabus

For teachers updating their Syllabus – or other Google Doc files they have linked in their web page – this 6 minute video will walk you through the process for editing your document the easy way. Link to Video: Editing […]
Facts Regarding Hispanic Heritage

Facts Regarding Hispanic Heritage

Population 55 million – The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2014, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 17 percent of the nation’s total population. In addition, there […]
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and […]
Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual

Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual

Rosh Hashanah Evening Home Ritual Lighting Candles Please note that this page contain the name of God. If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect. If you do not have experience reading transliteration please see the Guide […]
Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate. She became known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, for which she became the first openly […]
Educational Amnesia

Educational Amnesia

EDUCATIONAL AMNESIA by Bryan A. Brown, Ph.D. I feel like something went wrong! There was a time in the life of black families when people thought, “If I can only get my child a quality education, their life will be […]
Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities

Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities

What is culture? As community builders, understanding culture is our business. Whether you live in central Kansas or New York City, whether you live in Miami, Nevada, or the Pacific Northwest, you are working with and establishing relationships with people–people […]
Why it’s important to observe Black History Month

Why it’s important to observe Black History Month

Why it’s important to observe Black History Month By Regina Edmondson | Published February 2, 2015 In the United States, the month of February is observed as Black History Month or National African American History Month, and we use the […]
What transgender people want you to know

What transgender people want you to know

Many Americans have very little understanding of what life is like for a transgender person, and can find it confusing and difficult to talk about questions of gender identity. This lack of understanding and empathy contributes to an environment in […]
Why It’s Hard to Talk about Race

Why It’s Hard to Talk about Race

Dr. Robin DiAngelo explains why white people implode when talking about race. I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This […]
Why Are People Racist?

Why Are People Racist?

Why are people racist? If we’re all part of the human race, why are people racist? After all, there are no biological differences between people. No race is superior or inferior to another. We’re all the same. There are many […]
Let’s talk race: a teacher tells students not to be ‘color-blind’

Let’s talk race: a teacher tells students not to be ‘color-blind’

Let’s talk race: a teacher tells students not to be ‘color-blind’ Author: Meghan L Mills , Assistant Professor of Sociology, Birmingham-Southern College Following the recent events featured in the media such as the riots in Baltimore that came after the fatal […]
Origins of Black History Month

Origins of Black History Month

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association […]
Eugene and Minhee Cho

Eugene and Minhee Cho

Eugene and Minhee Cho have always been aware of the imbalances in the world. It was only when they started traveling and saw with their own eyes the “faces” of the people living in extreme poverty, that they founded One […]
Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, a full nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous arrest, Claudette Colvin was dragged from a Montgomery bus by two police officers, arrested and taken to an adult jail to be booked. She was only 15 years […]
Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls was an African-American born into slavery in Beaufort, S.C., but during and after the American Civil War, he became a ship’s pilot, sea captain, and politician.He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, when he led […]
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. […]
Inclusive Community in the Saint Mary’s Curriculum

Inclusive Community in the Saint Mary’s Curriculum

Inclusive Community in the Saint Mary’s Curriculum The academic curriculum at Saint Mary’s is designed to encompass Lasallian core values including the school’s emphasis on an Inclusive Community. Through the texts that students read and the discussions they have in […]