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Friday, October 18 • 2:35pm - 3:35pm
How Commemorating Mendez v. Westminster is Rejuvenating the Orange County Department of Education and the City of Westminster

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Organizations are often absorbed in the urgent matters and internal conflicts of the present.  The immediate challenges and crises can obscure the animating stories that are at the heart of their mission.  Over the past three years, the City of Westminster and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) have been remembering and embracing a core story that shaped the history of both the city and the department: the case of Mendez, et al, v. Westminster, et al (1947). In this session, leaders from Westminster and OCDE reflect on the ways in which remembering that story (in the form of collaborative work on a Mendez Freedom Trail and Tribute Monument) is rejuvenating both the city and the department. Lessons will be shared on how remembering core stories, even stories that include organizational failures, can help organizations and communities revitalize their mission.

1. Jeff Hittenberger, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA, jhittenberger@ocde.us
2. Nicole Chavez, Ed.D., Manager, Language, Learner, and Multilingual Services, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA
3. Sergio Contreras, City Council Member, City of Westminster, Director of Education and Health Programs, Orange County United Way

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hittenberger, Ph.D.

Jeff Hittenberger, Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer, Orance County Department of Education
SC

Sergio Contreras

City Council Member, City of Westminster
DN

Dr. Nicole Chavez

Administrator, National Training Center for OCDE Project GLAD(R), Orange County Department of Education


Friday October 18, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm PDT
Heath 108

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