Bakersfield College

Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College

Lectures and Events

Public Lectures/Events

The Levan Center is proud to announce its first event for the Fall 2022 semester, and also the first of three events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Tuesday, September 13th, UC Berkeley Emeritus Professor, Alex Saragoza, will speak in person at the Levan Center. The event will be from 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public!

Professor Alex Saragoza will discuss the distinctive character of the history of Latinos in the Central Valley from the Spanish presence to the present, with particular attention to the period since the 1980s. The lecture is based on the exhibit currently showing at the Tulare County Museum of Farm Labor and Agriculture at Mooney Grove in Visalia. Professor Saragoza is the historical consultant for the exhibit.