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October/November 2020

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In the Know CALENDAR October / November 2020 " History of Filipino American Activism" T H I S I S T H E 2020 theme for Filipino American History Month in October. Filipino Americans have long participated in social justice movements, such as the United Farm Workers movement and the fight for ethnic studies. They 've stood with other communities in their fights for equity and justice, including the Black Lives Matter, American Indian, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and environmental justice movements. Find suggested activities and curriculum to showcase contributions by Filipino Americans, the third- largest ethnic group in California, at #FAHM2020 October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Despite increased awareness and advances in treatment, breast cancer remains the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. This year, approximately 30 percent of all new cancer diagnoses for women will be breast cancer. October is a great month to donate to organizations working to fund mammograms and find a cure, such as Susan G. Komen, National Breast Cancer, or Stand Up to Cancer. W H I L E M A N Y class- rooms are not meeting in person, bullying can still happen online and can traumatize children and older youth alike. Take advantage of National Bullying Prevention Month in October to get informed and help stop cyberbullying now. offers seven micro-credentials that support bully-free schools, including "Cyberbullying/Cyber Safety." Find more resources at and, and wear orange on Unity Day, Oct. 21, to show that bullying is never acceptable. Poster for Unity Day on Oct. 21. A recent Stand Up for the Cure event in Dana Point. Donations (accepted through October) go to local screening, education and treatment. Stop Bullying Now 8

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