July 20 2015

Boyle Heights Beat – “We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice”: Young authors share experiences, change the conversation about their community

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…In “We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice,” 57 students from Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School explore a piece of history often overlooked: Mendez v. Westminster, the case that led to the desegregation of California schools and was a precursor to Brown v. Board of Education, which followed nine years later. In the anthology, the young authors delve into firsthand experiences with a variety of discriminations and prejudices, and express a desire to change the conversation about their community, Boyle Heights…

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