Sylvia Mendez explains journey fighting for education

Civil rights and education activist Sylvia Mendez returned to ELAC on March 30 continuing to enlighten students as the latest speaker of the ELAC Racial Equity & Social Justice Town Hall series, since her last visit in 2014. The theme of the workshop was β€œFighting for Racial Equity and Social Justice.”

April 16, 2021
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Women share stories of Hispanic segregation

By Maegan Ortiz Recipient of the 2011 Medal of Freedom Sylvia Mendez and other women involved in a landmark segregation case spoke about the importance of community action on March 4. The event gave the history and personal accounts of the struggle against segregation of Mexican Americans in the Orange County public school system. Speaking at ELAC was a homecoming to Mendez, having taken classes at ELAC in 1975. She…

March 13, 2014
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ELAC Anthropology is advocated by instructor, archeologist

By Jane Fernandez Anthropology professor Julie Bernard aspires to create a better learning environment for students at East Los Angeles College. β€œI love to see them being able to see the world in a different way and to see themselves in a different way as a result of some of the stuff we see in class,” Bernard said. Bernard started her teaching career at ELAC in 2008 as an anthropology…

May 22, 2013
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