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Bakersfield College

BC and Rotary: Building Peace in Kern County

BC and local Rotary clubs are partnering to raise the peace conversation to a new level locally. Join us to hear what your neighbors are already doing to promote peacebuilding in Kern County, and to learn how you can join in the effort! The seminar is free and open to the public.

Registration is required here: Register for the Event

In this 15-minute video, Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace Reem Ghunaim speaks about her experiences growing up in Palestine and how the violent occupation shaped her understanding of peace as a conscious choice: Watch at YouTube

This third seminar in Bakersfield College's Peace Seminar Series focuses on how individuals can join together with like-minded neighbors on projects that contribute to a peaceful community and world. Rotary International is truly a global entity (present in 145 countries) and it was brought to Kern County more than 100 years ago. Over the decades, clubs and their members have supported non-profits, families and individuals in need, beautification projects, youth empowerment, business and ethics, and many other service-oriented efforts. While each of these is an example of "Service Above Self" (Rotary's motto), they are also examples of peacebuilding! In fact, Rotary's mission includes the vision of advancing "world understanding, goodwill, and peace."

For questions or to request accommodations with advance notice, email Cheryl Scott at cheryl.scott@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Date & Time: 
Tue, 06/22/2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 
Zoom - register for link