January 2021.....IN THIS ISSUE
  • LATA Board Report & Shout Out to MARGARITA Muñoz
  • LATA Scholarship Application & Donation Button
  • Ethnic Studies Curriculum?
  • Community Info
  • SF Latino Film Festival
  • Kwanzaa
  • Celebrating LATA Supporter Dolores Huerta
  • Curriculum Idea of the Month, AKA Reading Club
  • Free Mumia!
  • Stop the Pipeline!
  • Happy Holidays! STAY SAFE!
LATA Board Report

At our November meeting, we discussed the following:
  • Connecting with members: How about a zoom TAMALE-MAKING PARTY?!! Let us know if you are interested in helping! Maybe enpanadas from different countries? More ideas?
  • Website: By the new year, we will have our website updated and the scholarship form will be on-line!
  • Update on: Latino Task Force work, Mexican Consulate partnership, & Educators' Affinity Coalition.
  • Also...
Shout Out to Margarita Muñoz
who has been doing a wonderful job with
LATA's social media!
¡Mil gracias, Margarita!

Happy news: she is about to take
maternity leave.

Any  volunteers available while she takes care of her new baby? We can train you.
3rd Tuesday of each month, LATA Board meetings. RSVP to this newsletter to attend.
Friday, March 5, Scholarship Applications Due!
Friday, March 12, Scholarship Reading (if Covid vaccinated)
March 24-27, CABE Conference
Friday, May 7, Scholarship Dinner/Dance Celebration (we hope)
LATA Scholarships
We are so happy to be supporting last year's 36 LATA SCHOLARSHIP recipients and look forward to giving more in 2021.
Help get the word out.
Below: the applications and criteria.
We especially want to honor African-Latinx students.
High School Senior Application HERE
Teacher Appliction HERE
Donate to LATA HERE

Educators Demand that CDE Support a Real Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

Read & Support HERE
Have you seen the new CARNAVAL website?
They have community news, projects and resources!
CANA has also donated to the LATA scholarship fund.
More than 30 films from Latin America and the US.
Spanish and English, starting Dec. 30th!

Enjoy your vacation!
More Info HERE
Celebrate KWANZAA!
Celebrating LATA Members/Supporters
Dolores Huerta:
Social Justice Leader and Teacher
& long-time LATA supporter
Listen to Dolores HERE
Educator Recognition Form HERE
We want to start a READING club. JUST ONE article at a time. Anyone interested?
Click the button below. Read the curriculum:
"Unsung Heroes: Foodworkers During the Covid Crisis."
It's easy and meaningful.
Then contact LATA for a discussion with like-minded educators.
Or just send your feedback!
This social justice resource is from Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. Let's discuss how we can implement this.
See curriculum resources HERE
The struggle has a long history and continues...
From our colleagues in the Oakland Education Association-OEA:
The OEA, representing nearly 2,800 educators in the Oakland Unified School District, applauds Colin Kaepernick’s statement calling for freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal...who was framed for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer by a police department notorious for its systematic racist brutality.
Kaepernick's Video HERE

It’s critical that we do everything we can to ensure that 2021 is a healthier, more just world. 

Sign the petition from Madonna Thunder Hawk!

Protect our climate, lands, and water.
Biden must be reminded of his obligation to protect the Earth.

The climate clock is ticking, and ending both KXL and DAPL should be one of his first steps as our chief executive.

Courts have blocked both pipelines, but TC Energy has moved forward to create "man" camps, which threaten Native women close to their reservation. On DAPL, Trump reversed Obama’s decision to require further environmental review; but courts have kept it's oil flowing, at least for now. The bottom line is that Biden ought to enforce the standards spelled out by the National Environmental Policy Act. 

Stop the Pipeline Video & Info HERE
One suggestion for safe fun is to drive around Golden Gate Park.
They have wonderful and safe activities.
GGP Activities HERE
LATA Board
President: Araceli Leon, Teacher, Monroe ES
Vice President: Allison Martinez, Counselor, IB Wells HS
Immediate Past President: Cynthia Meza, Teacher, LR Flynn ES
Secretary: Pilar Mejia, Retired
Treasurer: Ray Ponce, Retired
K-8 Rep: Frank Lara, Teacher, BVHM
High School Rep: Joseph Vaez, O'Connell HS
Artist in Residence: Martha Estrella, Retired
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