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Gadfly Cafe: Animals as food, test subjects, and pets

Haley Duval, Senior Photo Editor

October 18, 2019

The Gadfly Cafe held its second discussion of the semester in the Norman Levan Center at Bakersfield College, on Oct. 16.   The Gadfly is an open discussion for students and faculty staff to engage and share thoughts on a variety of different subjects and issues. Bakersfield College's Philosophy professor and host of the Gadfly for the past three years, Reggie Williams,...

Reggie Williams, a philosophy instructor at BC, talked about the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March. 13 at the Levan Center.

What does love mean?

March 15, 2019

For this Gadfly Cafe session, people discussed the meanings of love, purpose, and value on March 13 at the Levan Center. The Gadfly Cafe is where students...

Students and faculty members gathered to discuss the first amendment and how pornography affected the amendment.

Gadfly Cafe on social media, the web, and free speech

February 22, 2019

Bakersfield College Philosophy professor and Gadfly Cafe host Reggie Williams held the first Gadfly Cafe of the Spring school semester on Wednesday, Feb.13...

Gadfly: A roundtable talk on bias in society

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Reggie Williams is a white man. But the BC professor and Gadfly Café host can’t expect every person to know that just by looking at his name. “How many other white people do you know named Reggie Williams?” he asked the room. It’s a question referring to how the name ‘Reggie’ is predominant among African American men, a fact that presents an unfortunate...

Reggie William holds open forum in Norman Levan Center April 10.

Gadfly Cafe talks beauty and the pursuit, privileges, and pressures of it

April 15, 2018

The Gadfly Cafe hosted their last discussion for the spring semester in the Norman Levan Center on April 11 th. The Discussion was led by Reggie Williams,...

The audience of the Gadfly Café looks at Reggie Williams as he speaks.

Gadfly Café encourages BC students to discuss the concept of truth

March 21, 2018

The Norman Levan Center hosted the second Gadfly Café of the semester to discuss the concept of truth on March 14. Professor Reggie Williams, the director...

Bakersfield College student Kari Tiger, 25, and professor Reginald Williams laugh after Williams made a joke at the Gadfly Cafe event held in the Levan Center.

BC Professor Reggie Williams hosts final Gadfly Cafe session of the Fall semester in the Levan Center

November 20, 2017

Hosted by Reggie Williams, a philosophy professor, The Gadfly Café was held for the last time this fall semester on Nov. 8. The Gadfly Café was started...

Talk of issues at Cafe

Talk of issues at Cafe

February 13, 2013

The Gadfly Café is open this semester with new hot button issues. Every semester The Levan Center for Humanities hosts three Gadfly Café discussions,...

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