Thursday, April 1, 2021
- We have two last women to highlight from Women's History Month. Today's woman is:Sacheen Littlefeather was born Marie Louise Cruz in 1946 in Salinas, California. Her father abused her and her mother, so she was primarily raised by her grandparents. While attending college, Littlefeather grew more interested in her Native American heritage and participated in the occupation of Alcatraz by Native American tribes. This was where she adopted the name Sacheen Littlefeather. In 1972, Marlon Brando was nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Godfather. He decided to boycott the 1973 Oscars in solidarity with the ongoing Wounded Knee protest and to draw attention to the portrayal of Native Americans in Hollywood films. Littlefeather was chosen to appear at the awards ceremony and turn down Brando’s Best Actor award on his behalf. (You can find the video here: https://youtu.be/2QUacU0I4yU.) The audience booed as she explained why Marlon Brando would not accept the award. She claims that she was blacklisted in Hollywood after this, and was unable to have a career in show business. Littlefeather has continued to be an important member of the California Native American community and has worked on various documentaries concerning Native Americans in film.WRC Women’s History Month presented by Ruthie Weinbaum
- Remember, it is the last day to pre-order the yearbook and avoid shipping costs! Visit arps.picaboo.com to place your order!
- If you are a senior on free/reduced lunch and can not afford a yearbook, email Miss Garrity ASAP to reserve one!
- Do you have candid photos of you, your friends, your pets, your family? Email them to Miss Garrity by Friday! We desperately need more photos for our collage pages!
- High School Spring Sports Registration is now open! Register today
Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work: Be Anti-Racist (Ages 11-17)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4-5pm
The anti-bias, anti-racist educator, activist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell will lead this anti-racism webinar for our community. Intended for youth ages 11-17, it will last approximately 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for a Q&A.
Imagine spending several hours of each upcoming week this spring surrounded by smiling faces, singing people, bad jokes, and frequent use of power tools. Chances are, you're imagining your life with the Theater Company this spring as we prepare two outdoor productions: The Student-Written Play Festival and our musical, The Sound of Music. AUDITIONS and TECH SIGNUPS are this week - learn everything here: bit.ly/arhssom21