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October 24, 2012
Time:5:30-6:30 p.m.
Activist Sylvia Méndez & author Winifred Conkling speak
Attend an evening with civil rights activist Sylvia Méndez (Méndez v. Westminster School District) and author Winifred Conkling. Conkling's book, "Sylvia and Aki," was awarded the 2012 Tomas Rivera Children's Book Award for chronicling the lives of Sylvia Mendez and Aki Munemitsu.

Méndez's family leased the asparagus farm of the Munemitsu family when they were relocated to a Japanese internment camp. As the family tried to enroll their children in the local Westminster school they were denied enrollment and sent to the Mexican school. Méndez's parents led a lawsuit against four Orange County, Calif., school districts in the landmark civil rights case, Mendez v. Westminster School District.

At this talk, Méndez provides firsthand testimony of the family's experiences in winning the appellate decision in the Mendez v. Westminster School District case, which preceded Brown v. Board of Education.
Location:Sid Richardson Hall (SRH), Benson Latin American Collection Conference Room
URL:More about this event...
Contact:Gilberto Lara
Sponsor:Bilingual/Bicultural Ed. Program, Social Studies Ed. Program, Dept. of Educational Administration, UT Law, LLILAS, Heart of Texas Writing
Parking:Manor Garage
Categories:Business & Law, Current Students, Everyone, K-12, Lecture/talk
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