KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SYLVIA MENDEZ
“The case of Méndez v. Westminster and the Desegregation of Public Education”
11 AM TUESDAY, MARCH 6 ROOM: H-117/118
Sylvia Méndez is the oldest daughter of Gonzalo Méndez, a Mexican immigrant, and Felicitas Méndez, a Puerto Rican, who fought so she and her brothers could have equal education through the case of Méndez et al v. Westminster et al. Ms. Méndez continues the legacy left by her parents to campaign for education. Ms. Méndez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, on February 15, 2011. The Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series honors the founder of the San Diego Mesa College Chicano Studies Department and recognizes her life-long commitment to education, feminism, and dedication to the mission of the community college.
Organized by the Chicano Studies Department
San Diego Mesa College Humanities Institute and
Chicano Latino Heritage Celebration Committee
For more information:
César López, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-4998