The Segregation of John Muir High School

by Pablo Miralles, Arroyo Seco Films

Is a PBS-quality feature documentary by Pasadena California's John Muir High School (JMHS) alumnus Pablo Miralles ('82).

In the film we see the school's unique history of racial integration, which predates the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, to it’s current struggles as part of the ‘failing’ and 'resegregated' public education of the 21st Century. The audience will see the effects of 40 years of funding and reform decisions which have harmed both Muir and a majority of public schools across the country.

By the end of the film, Pablo answers the question, "Would I send my son to Muir today?"

The film includes interviews with JMHS' multi-cultural alumni, teachers, administrators and community leaders from the 1930s to today, and examines how a diverse education generally enriches the participant while questioning why we have devalued integration today.

A true "labor of love", Pablo has been working on this project for over 5 years and has been honored to have the Muir community support it's production. Over the years he has put in 1000s of research, production and post-production hours while never taking a cent in compensation.

The first major screening of the finished film is planned to coincide with the re-opening of the Rufus Mead Auditorium at JMHS around Homecoming 2018.

The John Muir High School Alumni Association is proud to assist Pablo in finishing "Can We All Get Along?" by acting as the film's fiscal sponsor. Any donation made will now be tax-deductible and used for this project's completion exclusively.

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