Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival at Chapman University from May 23–26, 2019.
Mendez v. Westminster
For All the Children/Para Todos los Niños
Thursday, April 11 • Leatherby Libraries • 6-7:30pm
Sandra Robbie, Documentary Filmmaker and Chapman University Graduate Programs Specialist in the School of Pharmacy
The Emmy-winning documentary Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children tells the story of the 1947 Orange County civil rights case that helped end segregation in California, paving the way to Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. In this talk, Sandra Robbie, writer/producer of Mendez v. Westminster, connects the histories of WWII, Japanese internment, and the segregation of Asian Americans, Native American, African Americans and Latinos to show that we are all connected in the American Civil Rights story…and that we make history everyday in every interaction.
This article was released by the Musco Center for the Arts.