Messages From ODEI Staff
ODEI’s Diaspora Literacy series [pdf] launches this month beginning with Indigenous Diaspora Literacy on November 10 and African Diaspora Literacy on December 1. All sessions will begin at 6 pm. Please register if you have not already done so.
A few holidays in November:
- November is Native American Heritage Month: celebrating the culture and heritage of individuals who deeply enrich the United States.
- 10/31-11/2 – All Saints Day/All Souls Day/Día de los Muertos: commemorates those who have passed away in the Christian faith and Mexican and Aztec communities
- 11/16 – International Day for Tolerance (United Nations): founded by the UN to promote respect for various religions, languages, ethnicities, and cultures
- 11/16 – Dutch American Heritage Day: established to celebrate the longstanding friendship between the U.S. and the Netherlands
- 11/20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance (LGBTQ+): seeks to remember those who were murdered due to transphobia
The office of ODEI Spearheaded a campaign to acknowledge and celebrate district Teachers
of the year. We partnered with Athletics to have several recent Alum of the college
of education celebrated during an on-field recognition in front of a sold-out crowd
against Texas A&M. Photos featured below.
Happy Thanksgiving from the ODEI Team. May the warm glow of autumn surround you as
you celebrate the holiday with family & friends. Please continue to send future submissions
to my email firstname.lastname@example.org by the third Friday of each month.
The Center for the Equity and Education of African American Students Announces the 2023 Equity in Education Conference
Join us for our 6th annual Equity in Education Conference featuring Tiffany Jewell, NYT bestselling author of "This Book is Anti-Racist" and Anthony Broughton, Mister B of Claflin University. For more information, visit the center's website.
Join us for Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s
November 7, 2 p.m. Anne Frank Center Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture in the 1960s. In a period best known for the breakdown of a Black-Jewish alliance, Black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new political agenda. A political consensus, based on identity politics, drew African Americans and Jews together, changing the course of American liberalism.
USC Alums Take the Field at Texas A&M Game
Some of our alums honored at the football game against Texas A&M. These educators were recently recognized as Teachers of the Year at their schools. Aubrey Williams (2016), Wren High School Lesley Alexander Reel (1998),York High School Alie Brantly (2011),Springdale Elementary