Tuesday, March 24, 2015

His Students: Escalante's Living Legacy

If you look at the banners that surround PCC you'll see images of alumni who have gone on to make their mark in the world after having attended the college.  You'll find images of Jackie Robinson, Dr. Adriana Ocampo, Bob Mackie, Jerry Tarkanian, Betti Mae Scott.   You'll see many more on the banners and on the PCC website.*  This is a bit public history - sharing history in ways that are somewhat nontraditional.

The Escalante Project offers a similar opportunity.  The project uses a traditional exhibit - beautifully curated by Reina Prado - as well as a series of panels, a play, a movie as a means to share how he taught, where he taught, and who he taught.  How he felt politically about bilingual education - all of this is a part of who the man was and his impact on education in California.

Lawyers, engineers, and teachers that will be participating at the following events.  They are, as Luis Torres' has titled his panel discussion, the living legacy of Escalante's work.

March 20
Washington Post journalist Jay Matthews biography Escalante: The Best Teacher in America 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Westerbeck Recital Hall

March 24
Luís Torres, journalist and author of
His Students: Escalante’s Living Legacy
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Creveling Lounge
Pasadena Unified School District Exhibit Tour – Circadian

April 2
Stand and Deliver Film Screening 6:00 p.m. – WiFi Lounge

March 26
Puente Project Exhibit Tour – Circadian 


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