You Really Put the 'Chola' in Scholar!!!

"Love On Each Other!"

Dear Ms. Morris, Ms. Sherman, Ms. Russell, Dr. Williams, and Dr. Boucher (that was benchmark order, in case you were wondering)!!!!!

Words just don't seem to be enough to convey to your our profound thanks to you for sharing your time and about your very personal doctoral benchmark completion experiences at CSIEME's Putting the Chola in Scholar! Day event last Saturday. In addition to all that your participation clearly did to affirm and inspire both current and aspirational students, it did the same for us. Both your celebratory and critical feedback was exceptionally valuable to us in assessing what we are doing well and where we must do better.

We look forward to paying your contributions forward in any ways that we can, as we all continue to work together to build a network of critically conscious support for all students here in Southern Nevada--a network that centers the needs and experiences of Students and Families of Color, as well as those from other historically, persistently, and currently marginalized and minoritized groups through radical love and unwavering commitment to equity and justice, especially when the stakes are highest, and the barriers are greatest.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon at the CSIEME Dinner on Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 6 p.m. at Komol!

Much love and nothing but love,

Christine and Norma

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