Cal State Bakersfield’s campus historian Albert Camarillo will speak next month about voting rights and his role as an expert witness in the recent Luna V. Kern County Board of Supervisors redistricting case at an event titled, “Latina/o Voting Rights and the Power of History: the Case of Kern County.”
As a witness in support of the plaintiffs, Camarillo will provide historical and contemporary perspectives of why this federal Voting Rights Act case is so important for the growing Latina/o population in Kern County.
Camarillo, who is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, is a past president of the Organization of American Historians, which is the largest professional academic group of historians who study American history. He has also served as the founding director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research, founding executive director of the Inter University Program for Latino Research, associate dean and director of undergraduates studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences and founding director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, according to CSUB.
The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 in the Dezember Reading Room in CSUB’s Walter Stiern Library. Parking is $6.