The UCI Cross-Cultural Center's Deconstruction Week presents

"Role of Race in Education"
with Sylvia Mendez

April 26, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
UCI Cross Cultural Center, Ring Room

Deconstruction Week is an annual series of programs dedicated to educating the UC Irvine community on the various forms of discrimination and oppression occurring in our country.  Sylvia Mendez will serve as the keynote lecturer. She will be speaking on the California desegregation case of Mendez v. Westminster(1947) case and the Role of Race in Education. Immediately following the lecture, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ring Room of the Cross-Cultural Center, a luncheon will be held during which time attendees will have the opportunity to view the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary “Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Ninos” and engage in discussion about Sylvia's experience with the case.  Sandra Robbie, the writer and producer of the film, will also be in attendance.

Please RSVP to Denice Vélez, the CCC Program Coordinator at by Tuesday, April 19th. For more information about Sylvia Mendez or other Deconstruction Week events, please visit the Cross-Cultural Center website,, or contact Debbie Michel,


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