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Jess Nieto Memorial Conference - Day 3

The 2nd Annual Jess Nieto Memorial celebrates the life of Chicano activist and BC professor Jess Nieto. This year's conference also recognizes the 50th anniversary of the MEChA program, and this year's theme is "Self-Determination for the Liberation of Our People".

The conference will take place from April 23-25 on the BC campus. To attend, please fill out the Jess Nieto Memorial Conference Registration form. Programming for the first and third days will take place at the Levan Center, while the second day of the conference will be in Forum 101 for the screening of "Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo", a PBS film about Chicano activist Oscar Zeta Acosta.

Accommodations are available with advanced notice. Please contact Octavio Barajas.

Day 3 Agenda

  • 3:00 p.m. - Opening Statements and Conference Recognitions
  • 3:15 p.m. - MEChA Panel: Current Update and Testimonials
  • 4:15 p.m. - Rising Scholars - Graduate Student Presentations
    Randy Villegas, UC Santa Cruz
    Francisco Beltran, UC Santa Barbara
  • 4:50 p.m. - Immigration Panel moderated by Jose Bello and Tania Bernal
    Mark Jimenez and Dr. Gonzalo Santos
    Closing statements and Levan Student Award winning presentations
  • 6:00 p.m. - BC student Hispanic/Native American Interest Presentations
  • 8:00 p.m. - Baile by Conexiones Estudiantiles Hechando la Casa Por La Ventana
Date & Time: 
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 3:00 pm to 11:50 pm
Levan Center

Kern Community College District