Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez
to speak at Texas State Oct. 25
Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez will speak at Texas State University Oct. 25, 2012.
By Ann Friou
Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez will speak on “Critical Issues of Equity in Education” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Texas State University. Her talk will be held in the Wittliff Collections, located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library.
Mendez is the oldest daughter of Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican immigrant, and Felicitas Mendez, a Puerto Rican, who challenged segregation so that their children and other Latino children could obtain the same quality education provided to white students. Continue reading
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CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien to speak on First Amendment freedoms
By Catherine Harper
How does the First Amendment impact our daily lives and careers? Next month, award-winning CNN anchor and producer Soledad O’Brien will join Texas State as the Lyndon B. Johnson Distinguished Lecturer and 2011 Fall Common Experience Speaker to explore the relevance of the First Amendment in today’s society. O’Brien will take the stage at Strahan Coliseum on Wednesday, Oct. 5 starting at 7 p.m.
Throughout her career, O’Brien has gained national recognition and fame through humanitarian efforts in both the media and with grassroots organizations. O’Brien has led the media for over two decades in keeping the public informed and connected to a society made free by the First Amendment.
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