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October/November 2021

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CALENDAR October / November 2021 T H I S Y E A R marks "50 Years Since the First Young Filipino People's Far West Convention," and that's the 2021 theme of Filipino Amer‑ ican History Month in October. The convention, held in Seattle in 1971, is hailed as the beginning of the Filipino American Movement. Over time, the Far West Conventions became an organizing space for community and youth activists that helped bring issues like Filipino farmworkers' rights and opposition to martial law to the forefront. Many consider the conventions to be the impetus of Fili- pino American studies. Use the month to teach students about California's large Fil-Am communities (the Filipino population in the United States was 4.2 million, with 30 percent in California, according to a 2019 Pew Report) and the culture they celebrate. Find more at fanhs‑ Marking a Movement Mural at Unidad Park in Los Angeles, titled Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy. BEAT THE BULLIES B U L L Y I N G — in and out of school and online — is an ongoing problem. Use October, National Bullying Prevention Month, to talk to students about what it is and why it is not acceptable behavior. This includes encourag- ing a culture of kindness and tolerance, and developing an action plan for students and adults to stop bullying and advocate for the bullied. Find resources at and FIND A CURE B R E A S T C A N C E R is still the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women and is the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. One in eight Amer- ican women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Bring awareness to the disease, help find a cure, and ensure preventive health care access for all by donating and raising money through walks, runs and other events. Many organiza- tions, such as Susan G. Komen and National Breast Cancer, host activities in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VETERANS DAY, NOV. 11 T E A C H S T U D E N T S about this holiday, which pays tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank veterans and their families for their resilience and sacrifice. One of the videos available at 8 In the Know

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