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BC holds lecture on social justice and officer-involved shootings

Shawn Collins, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Professor Shawn Schwaller of Chico State University drew a sizable audience to Bakersfield College with a lecture discussing the issues of social injustice and officer-involved killings in Kern County. The crowd was a mix of both students and community members, and, while some students had initially planned to attend for extra credit, many had students were eager to attend...

Dr. Baz Dreisinger signs her book, “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World,” for hundreds at CSUB’s Icardo Center.

Author of “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” speaks at the CSUB Icardo Center

November 9, 2018

Passion, purpose, persistence – those are the “three P’s” that Dr. Baz Dreisinger has clung to her whole career. The 2017-2018 Global Fulbright...

Gold Medalist delivers speech to Bakersfield College students

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Gold Medalist, Oz Sanchez came to the Leven center on Nov. 8 to speak about different struggles he faced in life and how he made it through them. He emphasized that people have the power to control their own personal narrative. After overcoming adversity, he won two gold, three, bronze and one silver medal in the Paralympic Games. As a young adult Sanchez fell into the...

M.E.CH.A club started the Arte a la Fresco at 5 p.m.

Bakersfield College’s M.E.CH.A hosts annual Noche de Cultura

April 15, 2018

The Bakersfield College M.E.CH.A club had a Noche de Cultura event that took place on Friday, April 13 in the Outdoor Theater from 6-9 p.m. The event also...

Bakersfield College welcomes speaker Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca reading one of his many poems about the struggles he faced at a younger age.

Alexis Pedroza, Reporter

April 15, 2018

Bakersfield College welcomed guess speaker, Jimmy Santiago Baca on April 4 in the Levan Center for the Humanities. The event had two different times one...

Horace Mitchell shares perspective on Black History

CSUB President Horace Mitchell shares his personal Black History during the Brown Bag Discussion at Bakersfield College Feb. 20, 2018.

Fitzgerald Graves, Reporter

March 11, 2018

Bakersfield College held a Brown Bag Discussion on Feb. 27, 2018 featuring guest speaker Horace Mitchell, who has been the President of Cal-State University...

Oliver A. Rosales speaks about the history of civil rights and Exploring Multiracial Activism in the American Far West at the Norman Levan Center on March 9.

Oliver A. Rosales speaks at Bakersfield College

March 11, 2018

On Friday, March 9, Professor Oliver A. Rosales informed students, staff and the public on his lecture “Writing Bakersfield into U.S. Civil Rights History:...

Anita Hill signs books

Anita Hill speaks about sexual harassment and sexual assault at BC

March 11, 2018

Correction: The print version of this article stated that Hill's speech was part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. However, the event was part of the...

Dr. Dyson talks racism and sexism at BC

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discussing his experience as an author.

Alexis Pedroza, Reporter

March 9, 2018

Bakersfield College hosted distinguished speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who spoke to students in an open forum on Feb. 8. As a part of Black History Month...

Gabriel Thompson joins BC students to discuss his book “America’s Social Arsonist”

Author Gabriel Thompson, signing his book “America’s Social Arsonist” for Bakersfield College students

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

January 28, 2018

Renegades and members of the community gathered at the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities to welcome award-winning journalist and author of “America’s...

Garcia’s story of a struggled youth

Ignacio Garcia entertains the crowd with stories about his childhood in San Antonio, Texas.

Brandon Cowan, Web Editor

October 23, 2017

In the Indoor Theatre at Bakersfield College, Ignacio Garcia spoke about his life during his youth with his speech being titled “Becoming Brown in America:...

Orubba Amansouri, smiles as she refers to her mother, who has been at her side since pursuing an education.

Speaker advocates for global education

October 4, 2017

Education is the key to solving most of the problems we have today, said Orubba Almansouri, a native of Yemen, at a distinguished speaker’s series, held...

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