IDRA has launched a new web site (www.idra.org/mendezbrown) to focus on the implications of Brown vs. Board of Education for Latino students and to catalyze a national action agenda for reform.
Business, education and civic leaders gathered in San Antonio in October 2003 to commemorate civil rights legislation that laid the groundwork for equity in education. This event, “The Latino Pursuit for Excellence and Equity in U.S. Public Schools – Mendez (1946) and Brown (1954) Today and Beyond,” was not just a time for reflection but one of dialogue and action. This web site is continuing the dialogue. By visiting the web site, you can:
- Get an overview of the landmark discussion of Latino and African American civil rights
- Experience the sights and sounds of the day’s events through videos and speeches
- Explore the roundtable discussions and what each group recommended
- Find out how you can learn and do more to fulfill the promise
The Latino Pursuit of Excellence and Equity is one of a series of events taking place around the country to celebrate the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and to advance its promise of quality education for all students. Convened by the Intercultural Development Research Association in collaboration with the Brown vs. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission and the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, The Latino Pursuit of Excellence and Equity is the only such event to focus on the implications of Brown vs. Board for Latino students. IDRA’s South Central Collaborative for Equity was a key sponsor and organizer of this event. This web site is created and sponsored by the Intercultural Development Research Association.
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[©2004, IDRA. The above article originally appeared in the May 2004 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]