Beyond Kern

RYSE Festival Showcases Films Tackling Social Justice Issues Through Youth Lens

November 14, 2017 / By

Richmond Pulse, Mitzi Perez | Photo by Diana Diaz

RYSE Youth Center’s third annual film festival on October 28 showcased the works of youth filmmakers, exploring themes dealing with a range of complex issues, including social justice, gender equity and human rights.

Asistencia Monetaria Para Tu Solicitud De Daca

September 25, 2017 / By

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El pasado 22 de septiembre, The California Endowment anunció que comprometerá más de 1 millón de dólares de su fondo Fight for All Fund específicamente para ayudar a los californianos con la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés).

The True Cost of Transitioning

September 22, 2017 / By

By Abel Avalos

When the word transgender comes to mind, some immediately think of Caitlyn Jenner because in recent years, she was thrown into the spotlight for publicly coming out as a transgender woman.

2020 Census Off To A Rocky Start

August 25, 2017 / By
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The 2020 Census is off to a rocky start, with crucial preparations already delayed or falling to the wayside, largely a result of inadequate funding from Congress.

Q&A: Whitney Weddell, Organizer of Bakersfield’s Equality March, June 11

June 9, 2017 / By

By Randy Villegas, South Kern Sol

Local community members are organizing a National Equality March in Bakersfield to remember the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, one year ago at 9 a.m.

New Tool Helps Track, Document Rise in Hate Incident

May 11, 2017 / By

New America Media, Editorial

Since the 2016 election there has been an alarming increase in reports of hate incidents around the country.