I'm still savoring the beautiful, heartfelt recognition I received this past weekend at the Texas NAACP Convention from Texas NAACP President Gary Bledsoe. Gary and I and my students and his staff worked together for years on important issues in the Texas State Legislature. I look forward to rekindling this work as we proceed forward in anticipation of the 88th (2023) session of the Texas State Legislature. A big shout-out to Yannis Banks with whom my students and I worked closely for many legislative sessions.
"For setting a tremendous example as a teacher and scholar, growing tremendous future Latino and African-American Leaders in education and being an asset to Brown and Black communities in many areas of important advocacy in education.”
A big thanks to Gary Bledsoe and Alberta Phillips-Bledsoe for their generosity and hospitality at the state convention this weekend. I am deeply touched.
The BIG message at this convention is that we all need to get out and vote, lest extremists revive Jim Crow in its many manifestations. Encouraging words expressed, as well, regarding the historic and vital partnership between LULAC and the NAACP.