The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

CoSponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center

At 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of each month the UUCOC hosts free screenings of socially relevant films followed by a (usually intense) discussion of actions we can take.



October 4th, 2016:

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The Video Project: Stolen Education
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This film documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. As a 9 year-old second grader, Lupe had been forced to remain in the first grade for three years, not because of her academic performance but solely because she was Mexican American. She was one of eight young students who testified in a federal court case in 1956 to end the discriminatory practice (Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District), one of the first post-Brown desegregation courtcases to be litigated.

Degraded for speaking Spanish and dissuaded from achieving academically, Mexican American students were relegated to a “beginner,” “low,” and then “high” first grade – a practice that was not uncommon across the Southwest. School officials argued in the case that this practice was necessary because the "retardation of Latin children" would adversely impact the education of White children. The film portrays the courage of these young people, testifying in an era when fear and intimidation were used to maintain racial hierarchy and control. The students won the case, but for almost sixty years the case was never spoken about in the farming community where they lived despite its significance.

If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/-eezpudH6LE

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Link to a Pegasus News Article on the Film Festival
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"Oak Cliff church putting on social film series"
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Some of our co-sponsors
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The Dallas Peace & Justice Center


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Downwinders at Risk


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EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project


Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling

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Sierra Club Dallas


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Spiral Diner & Bakery


Jobs with Justice logo
www.LaborDallas.org



CAIR logo
Council on
American-Islamic Relations



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Animal Connection Texas



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Amnesty International
DFW & SMU Chapters


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Texas Coalition to Abolish
the Death Penalty

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