The Lemon Grove Incident: A Paul Espinosa Film Screening

10/23/2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Please join the UC San Diego Library and the Cross Cultural Center at the film screening of The Lemon Grove Incident, by award-winning filmmaker, Paul Espinosa, on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 7 – 9 PM at the UC San Diego Cross Cultural Center. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP.

The award-winning independent filmmaker is renowned for his documentary and dramatic films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region, immigration, and cross-cultural issues. His films include The U.S.-Mexico War, …and the earth did not swallow him, and Uneasy Neighbors. Paul Espinosa, whose personal archive was recently acquired by the UC San Diego Library, will attend and participate in a Q&A after the film screening.

This event helps celebrate 25 years of the UC San Diego Ethnic Studies Department’s commitment to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, and more. The department’s innovative approach represents a dedication to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts.

Film Synopsis: Focusing on one of the earliest school desegregation cases in U.S. history,The Lemon Grove Incident utilizes a unique combination of dramatized scenes, documentary interviews, and historical footage. The film examines the response of the Mexican American community in Lemon Grove, California, to a 1930 school board attempt to create a segregated school for the Mexican American children of the district.

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All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Cross Cultural Center is the Gilman parking structure. More information on parking on campus

For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows, via email at

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