Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common told local students they have the power to make a difference by voting.
“Voting is one of the greatest things a young person can do to create a better future for them and for their homies and everybody that is in your generation,” he said at a youth town hall at the Bakersfield Museum of Art last month.
A ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon opened the first meeting of Bakersfield College’s newest campus club — Latinas Unidas.
The club provides students with a support group and network and a space where they feel accepted and represented.
Editor’s Note: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable latinos in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.
South Kern Sol is accepting applications from Bakersfield College students to partake in the CA 2020: Democracy Media Fellowship.
Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common is heading to Bakersfield next week to inspire Kern County youth to be socially active by using their voices to advocate for healthy and inclusive communities.
South Kern Sol’s youth reporter Chyna Patz has received a Community Champion Award for the 2018 The California Endowment Youth Awards, which recognizes the incredible work young leaders have undertaken.