On June 16, 2021, the United States Congress overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. We join the nation in recognizing and celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865 – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As an organization, our PTA remains Read more about Juneteenth Freedom Day[…]
During his presidency, George W. Bush formally declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month, in 2006. This month the nation recognizes Jewish people who are living in and contributing to the social fabric of the United States. Originally, there was Jewish Heritage Week, which began in the 1980s under President Carter. Since Bush’s proclamation, every Read more about Jewish American Heritage Month[…]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. PTA is dedicated to expanding mental-health supports and services for our kids. As parents, we know what it takes to keep a child physically healthy — nutritious food, exercise, immunizations — but the basics for good mental health aren’t always as clear. The first “basic” is to know that Read more about Mental Health Awareness Month[…]
June 30, 1977: The origin of AAPI Heritage Month dates back to the 95th Congress (1977-1978) when five joint resolutions were introduced proposing that a week in May be designated to commemorate the accomplishments of AAPIs.
Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF) February 17, 2021 As a national network of local and national Asian American organizations and individuals that convened in the wake of the pandemic a year ago, we have been working together to share best practices and lessons learned from responding to anti-Asian violence. We are horrified by the Read more about AALDEF joins groups criticizing rise in anti-Asian violence and calling for community-based response[…]