Cultures help define the identities of regions, neighborhoods and people, and there’s no shortage of them throughout Kern County. Some identify as part of broad ethnic cultures driven by heritage, like being a Latino or African American, while others fit themselves into smaller sub-cultures, like being a farmhand or oilfield worker.
The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity is partnering with the California State University-Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics and the CSUB Institute for Religion, Education, and Public Policy (IREPP), will soon host a unique interfaith forum tonight on the acceptance and contributions of LGBTQ people in Kern County spiritual communities.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario is coming to Bakersfield next month to discuss her experiences reporting on immigration and journalism.
Nazario, who is currently an opinion writer with the New York Times, won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for her six-part series “Enrique’s Journey,” which follows a Honduran boy immigrating to the United States, searching for his mother eleven years after she was forced to leave her family to find work in the U.S., according to the event page.
Jesus Rodriguez feeds America.
Rodriguez, 34, spends most of his days toiling in the fields south of Bakersfield picking grapes, but despite that, cannot afford to always feed his own family — especially in the summer when rising temperatures results in fewer hours worked in the field.
Nikolas Lopez, Youth Perspective
The Asian model minority myth is a very misleading title. It’s a plays on the stereotype that Asians are super smart, have a strong a work ethic and are good at math.
Ja’Nell Gore, Youth Perspective
It means dealing with ignorance every day till it seems as if you hear nothing else from people.