Jose Bello, a Bakersfield College student who was detained Wednesday for the second time, shared this poem at Kern’s Truth Act Forum Monday.
I am Marivel Servin. Soy Mexicana, and I am a DACA recipient.
I was in the eighth grade when I realized not having “papeles” made me different.
BY JESSE AGUILAR
The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students.
BY ROSA LOPEZ
Since 2018, the TRUTH (Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds) Act required the local governing body of any county in which a law enforcement agency (LEA) has provided ICE with access to an individual during the prior year to hold at least one community forum.
BY OCTAVIO BARAJAS
Last year the Jess Nieto Memorial Conference inaugurated a formal reflection on Nieto’s legacy, one of Bakersfield’s finest internationalists, entrepreneurs, civil rights and educational leaders in context of the 50th anniversary of the Chicano student blowouts, a youthful 1968 movement demanding improvement for their community and to the educational system.
BY ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
As someone who grew up in Bakersfield, smog and air pollution was and still is a common topic of conversation between my parents and friends.