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August/September 2023

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AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2023 Calendar Hispanic Heritage Month The month, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Involve students in relevant activities and lesson plans; find resources at and Welcome Back to School! Patssi Valdez, Room on the Verge (1993), Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum Women's Equality Day AUG. 26 The day celebrates the 19th Amendment, passed in 1920, which guarantees American women the right to vote. Today, we fight on for pay equity, wom- en's choice and autonomy, and much more. Talk to students about the meaning of equality and the work needed to achieve it. Find resources at (under "women's rights") and Labor Day SEPT. 4 The holiday honors the struggles and contributions of working people. CTA has advocated for educators' (and students') rights since our founding in 1863. Teach students about the importance of labor unions — find resources at, and 7 A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 3 In the Know

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