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Latino HEAT hosts Jueves Pozolero in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lidia Harding
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Latino HEAT MLK Service Day 2018On Thursday, January 18th the YES Latino HEAT youth leadership and cultural group hosted MLK community service day volunteers to a traditional Mexican meal called Jueves Pozolero. The youth leaders presented engaged the group in learning about the School to Prison Pipeline and encouraged everyone in discussions through a Talking Circle. The group also developed a set of recommendations for the 2018-19 Dr. MLK assemblies and used the time to learn, reflect and create a call to action to develop a more caring, diverse environment in our local schools.

The hope was to inspire everyone to reflect on Dr. King’s message, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

“Pozole” is a traditional Mexican stew consumed on special occasions, and “Jueves” means “Thursday”. “Jueves Pozolero” is a tradition from the state of Guerrero, Mexico where sharing pozole with friends and family is a common tradition.

Thanks especially to Bellevue Police Officer Craig Hanaumi and Sammamish High School​ Principal Mr. Powers for joining our young leaders.

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