Please join Washington Square Neighborhood Association for a special online screening on Thursday, November 19 at 7 PM of “Can We All Get Along? The Segregation of John Muir High School”.
The film is a 49 minute documentary following filmmaker and Class of ’82 John Muir High Alumnus, Pablo Miralles (Gringos at the Gate) as he questions what has happened to his once diverse alma mater, and whether or not to send his own son to the school today.
In the film, Miralles explores the complex history of Pasadena’s schools and the 1970 court order that created the first Federal desegregation plan outside of the south.
Weaving stories from alumni, administrators, and civic leaders of John Muir High School’s multi-cultural community, Miralles illustrates the challenges and failures of California and the United States to promote well-funded and diverse public education.
After the screening Pablo will be available for a Q and A about his film and will be joined by Dr. Lawton Gray, . This should be a very interesting evening, and a great follow-up to Brian Biery’s presentation about the history of African American’s in Pasadena last month.
***Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register for this special event.