BUSD observes March 21 to April 10 as the César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Commemorative Period–one of the many ways we celebrate and affirm the rich histories of the Chicano, Chicana, Chicanx, Filipina, Filipino, Filipinx, and the Latina, Latino, Latinx communities in our schools.
Read BUSD Resolution No. 21-032 declaring the period of March 21 to April 10 as the César Chávez & Dolores Huerta commemorative period at BUSD.
Ethnic Studies Listening Circle for Parents and Caregivers of Latinx Children in BUSD
The Berkeley Unified School District celebrates Latinx Heritage Month to recognize and honor the contributions of generations of Latinx Americans who have enriched and inspired our nation.
On June 2, 2021, the Board of Education adopted a resolution in support of the achievement and success of all Latinx students. Read the full resolution here.
Berkeley, Escucha, Estamos en la Lucha!
Uplifting Our Legacies of Resilience & Resistance
Thursday, October 28th | 7:00-8:30pm | Virtual Event on Zoom
In celebration of Latinx History Month, join us for a panel discussion followed by Q&A. Panelists will explore the meaning of Latinidad in our classrooms and how we can teach with Latinx student success at the forefront. We will hear testimonios from our comunidad to better understand the lived experience of Latinx educators, students, and families. In addition, we will discuss why enhancing the climate and culture in our schools not only benefits Latinx students but all students.
This event will provide an opportunity to learn more—directly from BUSD’s Latinx community—what this month is meant to honor.
We hope you will join us for this special evening by clicking the link above.
Jesse Arreguín | Mayor of Berkeley
Dr. Angélica Garcia | Berkeley City College
Cati V. de los Ríos | UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education
Moderated by Director Ana Vasudeo | Berkeley School Board Director
Latinx Parents and Students
This event is held in partnership with Berkeley Unified School District and Latinos Unidos de Berkeley.
Dia de los Muertos Activities and Resources
- October 30 | BAHIA – Día de los Muertos Celebration | In Person
- Novemner 1-2 | UCB Dia de los Muertos Altars and Celebration | In Person
- November 6| Community Health Day | In Person
The Latinos Unidos de Berkeley Higher Education Team has also provided the following links for familias that have children in high school preparing for the transition to college.
Reading Lists for All Ages
These reading lists, organized by grade level, represent books published in the last five years that are devoted to celebrating, representing, and affirming Latine/Latinx heritage, and celebrating the invaluable contributions of our Latine/Latinx community. Every school library has copies of some of the newest books on the lists in both English and Spanish.
All these books are available through BUSD school libraries as a physical and/or digital book. For more information about any of these books or to check out a copy, please ask your school librarian.
TK-8 Teaching Resources
This diverse collection of resources was compiled by Joemy Ito-Gates, BUSD’s Ethnic Studies TSA in collaboration with the Professional Development Team.
Some Additional Resources for Teachers:
Selected Resources for Teachers | From the Library of Congress
Events & Celebrations
Events Around the Bay
9.16-10.19 | Diego Rivera Exhibit @ SF Moma
9.23| Cascarita y Community | Main Post Lawn, The Presidio
9.25 | Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month Musical Fiesta| Livermore
9.26 | Día de la Ingeniería / Latinx Engineering Day | The Exploratorium
10.2-10.3 | Dia de los Muertos | San Leandro Performing Arts Center
10.31 | Dia de los Muertos Festival | Oakland Unity Council
The Smithsonian, National Archives, and Library of Congress are hosting several virtual events this month for kids and families to learn and celebrate together, such as Young Portrait Explorers, a Virtual Pajama Party, a Cambalache concert, and a celebration of Children and Young Adult literature.
Learn more here.
Get Involved and Learn More
The Latinx Research Center | UC Berkeley