To sites of historic and contemporary importance to local issues. Students link classroom learning to the local context and experience networking opportunities.

Orange County
Theme: Local History of Segregation, U.S. Policy & Supreme Court Cases
Tour of Old Towne Orange “Mendez Museum Tour Without Walls”
Viewing & Discussion of Mendez v. Westminster documentary Hosted by documentary film producer, Sandra Robbie

Los Angeles
Theme: Gentrification, Police & Community, Mexican American Los Angeles History
Tour of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Tour of Hollenbeck Community Police Station
Conversation with police officers
Community Panel: discussion with local leaders of nonprofit organizations

Community Projects
Designed and implemented by high school students on their campus based on the needs of their school to create a more inclusive environment. This is the capstone of the DIRHA program, where students apply their knowledge in their community.


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