Allen Matkins hosted an event with the Orange County Diversity Task Force on Monday, June 7 – a screening of the documentary film “Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice” at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast. Several organizations, judges, and students were invited to participate. More than 150 people came to the school for the reception, film screening and Q&A with Justice Cruz Reynoso. Film maker Abby Ginzberg, Retired Judge Frances Munoz, Judge Salvador Sarmiento, and Orange County Superior Court Judge Fred Aguirre were also in attendance.
Nearly 50 students came from the UCIrvine Saturday Academy of Law, which hosts a series of Saturday morning classes for 9th grade students in the Santa Ana Unified School District to help them develop the skills they need to successfully pursue higher education and a potential career in the law. Representatives from various organizations, including the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Foundation, Public Law Center, Orange County Bar Foundation, among others, also attended. Those from the firm involved in planning the event include Guy Rounsaville, Bob Hamilton, Susan Johnson, Pam Kuckelman and Ewelina Kajak.