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With XIV, renowned performance artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez melds autobiography and history in a fearless performance that conveys the injustices racialized communities face as they fight for "equal protection of the laws." Revolving around a 1946 class action lawsuit by five Mexican-American families to have their children enrolled in Orange County, California, public schools by applying the 14th Amendment, XIV serves as a creative counterpoint to the current events surrounding the realities of undocumented "dreamers" and the vitriolic calls for building a wall.

With humor and spoken word testimony as poetic protest, Sanchez embodies a response to what we are seeing unfold before us — marginalized people struggling to survive within a broken landscape, pitting constitutional ideals against the experience of being treated as unequal and inferior.

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