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THEATER | "Separate is Never Equal" 

Seven years before the pivotal Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954, Mexican-American students challenged discriminatory laws in the schools of California and won. A children's book by Duncan Tonatiuh, "Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation," tells about that fight for Mexican-Americans to attend a "whites only" school and the impact it had for Latinos across the nation. Locals Don Bartalo and Annette Ramos have adapted this book into the play "Separate is Never Equal," which will appear at MuCCC this weekend. Sylvia Mendez, who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, will attend the production on Friday, June 10.

"Separate is Never Equal," produced by the Rochester Latino Theater Company and BART Productions, will be performed Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. A VIP reception with Mendez will be held Friday night, 6 p.m., and is $20 advance or $25 at the door.;


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