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WHITTIER– REEL CLUB: Mendez v. Westminster: for the Children

October 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am1:30 pm


WHITTIER– In 1946, eight years before the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Mexican Americans in Orange County won a class action lawsuit to dismantle the segregated school system that existed there. Sylvia Mendez will be at the library to discuss the film and recall the conditions that triggered the lawsuit and her parent’s involvement in the case. Free tickets are required and are available at both Whittier Library locations.   Free parking.  Light refreshments will be provided by the Whittier Public Library Foundation.

 Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30pm @ Whittier Public Library, Whittwood Branch

Whittier Public Library (Whittwood Branch)

10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave

Whittier, CA 90603

 Free tickets are required and will be available at the Whittier Central Library and Whittier Whittwood Branch Library starting early October.  

For more information, go to Whittierlibrary.org or contact Jacqueline Sanchez, Librarian, jsanchez@whittierlibrary.org

This event is supported by California Humanities through the Library Innovation Lab program. 


October 18, 2018
11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Whittwood Branch Library
10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave
Whittier, CA 90603 United States
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