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    Name: Museum of Teaching and Learning Exhibit: A Class Action
    Date: September 14, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:

    The City of Buena Park’s Community Services Department in partnership with The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL), the Fine Arts Division and the Senior & Human Services Division, is proud to present A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California.

    In March 1945, five fathers in Orange County, California, brought a class-action lawsuit against four school districts on behalf of their own children and 5,000 other children that were being forced to attend segregated “Mexican schools.” This exhibition tells the story of their landmark lawsuit, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al.

    Exhibition features include photographs and items from all plaintiff families, interactive elements and oral histories, docent-led tours, and a space for community dialogue and civic engagement.

    Location:
    Ehlers Event Center
    8150 Knott Ave.
    Buena Park, CA 90620
    Date/Time Information:
    Opening Reception: September 14 at 6:00 p.m. 
    Exhibition: September 15 – October 5, 2019
    Contact Information:
    To make a viewing appointment, call (714) 236-3870.
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