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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 is International Women’s Day.  It was initiated in the United States in 1909, when the garment workers organized a protest against their working conditions.  It was first celebrated on March 8 in 1975, when the United Nations recognized it.  It continues to be celebrated on this day throughout the world.  Follow this year’s events with the hashtag #8M or #womensday. This year in the United States the Women’s March on Washington group is calling for March 8 to be “A Day Without Woman” to recognize the enormous impact women have on our communities.  They ask to...

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Migrar is an amazing story of a young boy's journey from the North to the South. His experiences are similar to many others that have made the journey.

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Books del Sur & my classroom is celebrating Dia de los ninos by learning about the United Nations Rights of the Child.

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I caught the end of a great webinar it was titled,  More than One Drop:  Race in Latin America.  I was most fascinated by the conversation about language.   One of my favorite books is ¡Hay que salvar a Sole!  I love it because it is layered with issues of immigration, animal rights, classism, friendship, learning a foreign language, and race.   The race issue has been really troubling me. Ema, the narrator, a Chilean girl that moves to the Dominican Republic, describes her classmates as "negros o mulatos".  In the states, these terms have been used historically, and today are...

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