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.
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.
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.
2-4 p.m. | Zoom
Registration required. Register for Gandhi Interfaith Program.
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.
Motivational speaker Thomas Blackwell gave a series of presentations about how changing our words can help us achieve success and create healthier communities..
Stafford Betty, a professor of Religious Studies at Cal State Bakersfield, lectured on Gandhi and his influence. pictures of A Look at Gandhi event
BC faculty hosted a panel discussion on identity-based issues in social justice initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
BC Choir and Chamber Singers honored the legacy of Gandhi with accompaniment by the Synergy String Quartet.
Communication students competed in a speech tournament on informative topics focused on Gandhi's Legacy. See pictures from the Gandhi Legacy Speech Tournament.
Communication students competed in a one-on-one debate on informative topics focused on Gandhi's Legacy.
Library Reading Room
A diverse group of people were "on loan" to students to talk about their experiences and challenge prejudices.
The BC Jazz Ensemble presented a concert of works for big band on themes of social justice and civil rights.