Green Festival Speakers

Sylvia Mendez


On February 15, 2011, President Barack Obama presented Sylvia Mendez with the Medal of Freedom. "She has made it her mission to spread her message of tolerance and opportunity to children of all backgrounds and all walks of life,” Obama said. Sylvia retired from USC Medical Center after 33 years where she served as the Assistant Nursing Director of the Pediatric Pavilion. Today, Sylvia speaks around the country continuing the legacy of her parents and Mendez v. Westminster.