“Little Known History” Speaker: Sylvia Mendez
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: SSC 212 at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite
Parkway, Mission Viejo,CA 92692. Will be taking place in
Room 212 on the 2nd Floor of SSC (Student Services Center) Building (next to the cafeteria).
In 1944, an 8-year-old Mexican American girl by the name of Sylvia Mendez had been denied admission to her local white school in Westminster, California. It was her case that struck the first blow against segregation in the United States. The case, known as Mendez v. Westminster, did not make the Supreme Court’s docket. It did not need to since the lower federal courts decided in favor of Sylvia’s case at the state level in 1945.
Join us at 12:00 noon in the Student Lounge (SSC 212) to hear this outstanding community member and speaker share her experience and views on segregation past and segregation of today.
From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with live entertainment and free authentic Mexican food
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1) Exit I-5 Freeway at CROWN VALLEY PARKWAY.
2) Proceed EAST (LEFT) on Crown Valley Parkway.
3) Make a RIGHT on MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE.
4) Stay on Medical Center Drive & it will bring you up across MARGUERITE PARKWAY and into the college entrance.
5) Once inside the entrance proceed to parking for free (for the day).
6) You will need to make your way into the middle of the college campus and look for a large building titled SSC (Student Service Center).
7) After entering the SSC building, pass the double doors, go up the 2nd floor stairs at the top of the stairs, walk to the end of the hall and Room 225 will be on your left. It is right next to the cafeteria.
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