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  • February is...

    Black History Month

    black history

    Black History Month was created in 1926 as a month-long celebration to reflect on the history, teachings and achievements of African Americans. The acknowledgment of Black History Month is supported by LAUSD Board Rule 1102.  The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity has developed a plethora of resources to support the inclusion of Black History into the curriculum year round.  Please check out our Advisory Lessons and Standing With Black Students, Staff and Families pages for more resources. Furthermore, Common Sense Media has curated a list of Books about Extraordinary Black Women in American History.   Additionally, check out these 38 Ways to Intentionally Celebrate Black History Month

    Some of our most pertinent Advisory Lessons can be found below. 

    African Empires

    Kwanzaa

    Why Don't We Learn About Fred Hampton?

    Black Excellence: Amanda Gorman

    Black Excellence: Garett Morgan

    Black Excellence: Cicely Tyson

      


     Body Positivity Month

    body positivity

    February is body positivity month, a time to celebrate you and your body!

    Body positivity is not just about how you feel about yourself on the outside. It is about appreciating what your body does for you. And it does a lot more than you think. Read more about the movement here

    All Are Welcome - Welcoming Classrooms for all

    Let's Talk About Feelings - Normalizing feelings 

     

      

     

     

    Additional commemorations can be found on our Commemorative Calendar including:


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    February 1 - National Freedom Day

    The day that commemorates the signing of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery in 1865.  

     

     


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    February 10 - Lunar New Year 

    Lunar New Year is the longest and most important celebration in many Asian countries. Festivities traditionally start on the first day of the lunar month and continue for two weeks. 2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon. (Ed Code 37220) 

     

     

     

     


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    February 19 - Day of Remembrance - Japanese Incarceration

    The anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that authorized the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Programs seek to educate the public about the fragility of civil rights during wartime. 

     


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    February 14 - #NoOneEatsAloneDay

    A day of action and school-based program that encourages youth to sit with others, find new friends, and model ways to end social isolation in the lunch room.

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