John E. Valdez currently teaches Chicano Studies at Palomar College. He's a member of the Oxford Roundtable, and has presented on topics of multiculturalism in America & American foreign policy, the Oral History of the Mexican-American Community from the Mexican Revolution to World War II in Lemon Grove, CA, and the life of Cesar Chavez and his life and struggle for social justice.

Professor Valdez is in the process of developing a documentary on the first desegregation court case, which occurred in Lemon Grove, California in March of 1931. He plans to screen the documentary honoring the 1930's Mexican-American generation of the community of Lemon Grove, California in March of 2011, marking the 80th anniversary of this court case.


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