Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez will be part of the Affiliation of Latino Directors and Superintendents (ALAS) for his or her February networking occasion, Linking Latina Leaders [L3]. The free occasion to ALAS L3 members and their company, takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 19, 2021 and addresses the theme: “Breaking Limitations to have an Inclusive Equitable Training.” To register, go to http://bit.ly/ALASL3Feb.
The occasion is facilitated by ALAS L3 members Patricia Trejo, Dr. Patricia Ordoìnez-Feliciano.
“Our Linking Latina Leaders occasions deal with our feminine members and management improvement – to attach, and for many who could also be all in favour of becoming a member of ALAS to community with members nationwide and acquire a greater understanding of the ALAS imaginative and prescient, mission and objectives in main our most marginalized and college students of shade ,” stated Dr. Maria Armstrong, government director of ALAS. “We’re extremely excited and searching ahead to listening to from Sylvia Mendez, an inspiring chief and trailblazer in schooling, at our February occasion.”
Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez is the oldest daughter of Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican immigrant, and Felicitas Mendez, a Puerto Rican, who challenged segregation in order that she and different Latino kids could possibly be supplied the identical high quality schooling supplied to white college students. Her dad and mom have been plaintiffs within the landmark Mendez v. Westminster College District (1947) case that paved the way in which for Brown v. Board of Training (1954) and ended faculty segregation in California. She and her household have obtained quite a few awards and accolades and been the topic of three books and two documentaries. On February 15, 2011, President Barack Obama introduced Mendez with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Linking Latina Leaders is considered one of a number of networking packages and occasions ALAS affords. It additionally hosts a serious schooling convention within the fall, weekly vodcasts discussing points in schooling, and affords a number of skilled improvement alternatives all year long. For extra details about ALAS, go to https://www.alasedu.org/.
In regards to the Affiliation of Latino Directors & Superintendents (ALAS)
The Affiliation of Latino Directors and Superintendents (ALAS) is a nationwide non-profit group with the mission to supply management on the nationwide degree that assures each faculty in America successfully serves the tutorial wants of all college students with an emphasis on Latino/a/x youth by constructing capability, selling greatest practices, and reworking instructional establishments. ALAS is dedicated to figuring out, recruiting, growing and advancing Latino/a/x faculty directors with a purpose to enhance the tutorial accomplishments of Latino/a/x youth.