Bakersfield College

Jess Nieto Memorial Conference: Exploring Chicano Studies at BC

This conference recognizes the life and service of Dr. Jesus "Jess" Gilberto Nieto to Bakersfield College. Dr. Nieto was one of BC's first Chicano faculty, a pioneer of BC's Chicano Studies curriculum, and founder of BC's Chicano Cultural Center. Parking will be available in the solar panel lot on the east side of campus near Mt. Vernon from 2-8 p.m. on the day of the event.


  • 3-4:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion of current and former BC MEChA members from 20 and 40 years ago
  • 4:20-5:30 p.m.: Showcase of faculty research projects related to Chicano Studies, featuring BC professors Javier Llamas and Olivia Garcia, as well as CSUB professor Dr. Gonzalo Santos
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.: UC Santa Barbara Chicano Studies Professor Ralph Ambruster-Sandoval discusses his book, "Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, and the Struggle for Dignity".
Date & Time: 
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Levan Center