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ESF - SU LHM Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Mendez
ESF Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity and the Syracuse University College of Law Latina/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Mendez, Civil Rights Activist, Medal of Freedom Recipient 2011

Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez is the oldest daughter of Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican immigrant, and Felicitas Mendez, a Puerto Rican, who challenged segregation so that she and other Latino children could be provided the same quality education provided to white students. Her parents were plaintiffs in the landmark Mendez v. Westminster School District (1947) case that paved the way for Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and ended school segregation in California.

Oct 14, 2021 11:50 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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