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"Stolen Education" - Film and Special Speaker

When:
Thursday, February 06, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
Alkek Library Teaching Theatre
Description:

Screening of the documentary Stolen Education followed by Q&A with producer Dr. Enrique Alemán Jr. Stolen Education is a powerful documentary about how Mexican American students were segregated by race and had to attend three years of first grade to overcome their "language problem" in Driscoll, Texas in the 1950s. It also covers the subsequent landmark court case in 1956, in which eight of the children who were being retained had to testify when they were only eight and nine years old. Dr. Enrique Alemán is Assistant Vice President for Student Equity & Diversity and Associate Professor at the University of Utah. Sponsors for this event include Curriculum & Instruction and the Honors College.

Cost:
free
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Sponsor:
Contact:
Diane Osborne
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Entertainment, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students
"Stolen Education" - Film and Special Speaker