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April is Latin-America History Month

Friday, March 31, 2017
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB

April is Latin-America History Month at the TDSB

 

Latin-America History Month at the TDSB is recognized during the month of April.  Across the TDSB, we have over 5000 students and over 21 countries from Latin-America that will be represented as we learn and celebrate the diverse ethnicities, nationalities, cultures and languages of Latin-America. Linguistically, the diversity of peoples with Latin-America ancestry sees over 500 hundred languages spoken, which encompasses Indigenous and African languages such as Kuna and Garifuna.

 

This year, we will elaborate on the concept of Abya Yala, a decolonized term from the Kuna Language, referring to geographical region of Latin-America as Indigenous Land and explored through the Indigenous Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. This diversity is not easily accessed in mainstream sources of knowledge nor are the experiences of students from Latin-America.  The TDSB is leading the equity work in transforming schools to equitable spaces where images, words and actions alike uplift students and their families of Latin-America!

 

This year, we celebrate with an art submission, inspirational quotes of Latin-America/Abya Yala, and our second annual Latin-America History Month Conference: Hear Our Voices: Our Living Experiences! Escuchen Nuestrxs Voces: Nuestrxs Experiencias!

 

 

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