The Liberty Institute promotes diversity of thought and intellectual literacy through the free and open discourse of American ideals, including civil, economic, and religious freedom.
Dedicated to preserving American freedom, the Liberty Institute serves as a forum for free speech and thought at Bakersfield College. The Institute emphasizes American ideals and their broader Western traditions central to our historical values as a democratic republic, with emphasis on our nation’s foundational philosophies of meritocracy, individual agency, civic virtue, liberty of conscience, and free markets. These ideologies underpin the American Experiment, long serving as the nation’s primary bulwark against the political and ideological tyranny of both individuals and of the masses. As an advocate for intellectual literacy and diversity, the Liberty Institute reaffirms civil, religious, and economic freedom upon which the academe and the nation must stand or fall. Through intellectual exploration and reason, the Institute works to preserve each of the above virtues as necessary for a free people and to advance the cause of liberty in America.
Functioning as a resource to students, faculty, and community members dedicated to the expansion of liberty in Kern County and America, the Liberty Institute hosts a variety of activities, including but not limited to guest speakers, debates, colloquia, seminars, conferences, book clubs, brownbag discussions, film screenings, and student awards.
Presented by Carol Swain, PhD.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Levan Center
2 p.m. | Livecast to Delano, DST 118
7 p.m. | Indoor Theatre
Support the Liberty Institute at Bakersfield College. Support a free market of ideals and the ideals of the free market by donating to the Liberty Institute at Bakersfield College. Your investment will directly fund Liberty Institute programs, including nationally-recognized speakers, conferences, brownbag discussions, and more. Please help promote traditional American ideals at Bakersfield College and throughout Kern County with your tax-deductible donation today!
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Christina Sommers, Ph. D.
Who Stole Feminism? How Women have Betrayed Women
Thursday, October 11, 2018
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