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Silhouette of Gandhi leading people against a rising sun with doves.

A Celebration of Gandhi

The Renegade family is coming together to celebrate the 150th birthday of civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi with a series of special events and contests throughout Kern County.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Distinguished Speaker Louie Cruz Beltran

10 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Zoom and BCSGA Facebook

Louie Cruz Beltran is a master percussionist, superb singer and versatile entertainer. For more information and to register, see the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Peace Garden Ground Breaking Event

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | BCSGA Facebook Live

We will break ground on the Peace Garden at the southwest corner of the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library. The event will be live on BCSGA Facebook.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Gandhi Interfaith Program: Religion and the (lost?) Art of Conversation

2-4 p.m. | Zoom

Registration required. Register for Gandhi Interfaith Program.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Jai Jagat

Indoor Theater

Manav Sadhna, an organization based in the Gandhi Ashram of Gujarat, India, shared an inspiring story about love and oneness. See more about Jai Jagat.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Thomas Blackwell

Levan Center

Motivational speaker Thomas Blackwell gave a series of presentations about how changing our words can help us achieve success and create healthier communities..

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Look At Gandhi

Levan Center

Stafford Betty, a professor of Religious Studies at Cal State Bakersfield, lectured on Gandhi and his influence. pictures of A Look at Gandhi event

Monday, September 23, 2019

Faculty Panel on Restorative Social Justice

Levan Center

BC faculty hosted a panel discussion on identity-based issues in social justice initiatives.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Arun Gandhi

RFK High School Auditorium - Delano, CA

The fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi spoke to Delano Early College students about how to channel their anger into positive change. See pictures from the Arun Gandhi event.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Erin Gruwell

Levan Center and Indoor Theatre

The founder of Freedom Writers gave a series of presentations on how to inspire students. See pictures from the Erin Gruwell event.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dr. Paula Green

5:30 p.m. | Levan Center

Dr. Paula Green from the Karuna Center presented on peacebuilding in divided communities as part of BC's Distinguished Speaker Series. See pictures from the Paula Green event.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Building Bridges in the World

Indoor Theater

BC Choir and Chamber Singers honored the legacy of Gandhi with accompaniment by the Synergy String Quartet.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Gandhi Legacy Speech Tournament

Delano Campus

Communication students competed in a speech tournament on informative topics focused on Gandhi's Legacy. See pictures from the Gandhi Legacy Speech Tournament.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Gandhi Legacy Debate Tournament

Delano Campus

Communication students competed in a one-on-one debate on informative topics focused on Gandhi's Legacy.

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Human Library

Library Reading Room

A diverse group of people were "on loan" to students to talk about their experiences and challenge prejudices.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Indoor Theater

The BC Jazz Ensemble presented a concert of works for big band on themes of social justice and civil rights.

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