Professor Zepeda represents OLLU in Washington DC

Candace Zepeda, PhD, assistant professor of English, presented to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in Washington regarding the progress in planning for the national conference “Holding Up the Mirror: 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hearing on Mexican-Americans in the Southwest,” that will be held Nov. 15-17 at OLLU.

The conference reviews a landmark 1968 hearing on civil rights issues facing Mexican Americans and examines the progress that has been made for the nation’s largest minority throughout the past 50 years. It will include a retrospective look at the six-day hearing – held at OLLU on Dec. 9-14, 1968 – as well as a contemporary review of the civil rights challenges facing Latinos in education, employment, economics and the administration of justice.

For more information about the conference, visit www.50yearslater.org.