Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP partners Bonny Garcia, Mary Hernández and Eran Bermudez were on hand at this year’s California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
Mary Hernández proudly serves as CABE’s General Counsel and presented two workshops in addition to attending CABE Board meetings. The first was a special workshop given in recognition of Senator Ricardo Lara’s introduction of SB1174 to provide legal, legislative and curricular background relating to Proposition 227. Co-presenting with Ms. Hernández were Legislative Advocate Martha Zaragoza-Diaz, Professor Grace McField and Professor Emeritus Jill Kerper-Mora.
Another session, “Accommodating Transgender Students: Ensuring a Safe and Positive Learning Environment”, was moderated by Ms. Hernandez and featured Judy Chiasson, from the Human Relations, Diversity and Equity Office of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Dan Torres, Deputy Director of Programs at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
GHSB was also a sponsor for the Conference’s Administrative Leadership Symposium designed to provide information, research and support to school board members, superintendents and assistant superintendents. The Symposium’s theme was “LCFF, LCAP, & CREATIVE SCHOOLS: A New Context for 21st Century Excellence & Equity for English Learners” and included a host of experts, including State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
“We know that multilingual education is a fundamental part of California’s future,” said Managing Partner Bonny Garcia. “We are proud to support CABE and its goals of educational equity for all students.”