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Para Todos Los Niños: Mendez v. Westminster – A Seminal Case Toward Desegregation

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Presented by the Latino Judges Association
Webinar

On the 74th anniversary of the seminal decision of Mendez v. Westminster School Dist. of Orange County (161 F2d 774 [1947]), join us for a panel discussion moderated by NYS Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera that will be followed by the screening of the Emmy-winning documentary on this rarely-discussed school desegregation case involving Mexican Americans in California. The Mendez case, which predates Brown v. Board of Education, set the stage for the United States Supreme Court’s reversal of the “separate but equal” doctrine.

PROGRAM

OPENING REMARKS
Hon. Sallie Manzanet DanielsAssociate Justice, NYS Appellate Division, First Dept.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF THE PANEL
Hon. Patria Frias-ColónJudge, NYC Civil Court, Kings County
Hon. Lourdes M. VenturaJustice, NY Supreme Court, Queens County

SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY
Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos Los Niños (2003)

PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Hon. Jenny RiveraAssociate Judge, NYS Court of Appeals
Sylvia MendezOriginal Plaintiff; Civil Rights Activist; 2011 Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hon. Frederick P. AguirreRetired Judge, Superior Court, Orange County, California  
Jose Perez, Esq.Deputy General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Sandra RobbieWriter and Producer of the Award-Winning Documentary

Q&A

CLOSING REMARKS
Hon. Javier Vargas, Judge, Family Court, Kings County


VIRTUAL HOST
Bronx Women’s Bar Association

EVENT SPONSORS
Historical Society of the New York Courts
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Center on Latinx Rights & Equality (CLRE), CUNY Law
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission
New York State Judicial Institute

 

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Watch the Emmy-winning Documentary Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos Los Niños (2003)

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April 14
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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