Faculty in Charge: Dr. Oliver Rosales, Professor of History and Faculty Coordinator of the Social Justice Institute at Bakersfield College.
Objectives: 1.) Examine/discuss historical overview of poverty policy in the United States; 2) examine/discuss unique historical context of poverty in the San Joaquin Valley and efforts to overcome poverty; 3) examination of current statistics/policy implications related to poverty in the San Joaquin Valley from multiple perspectives, including student poverty, public health, substance abuse, etc.
24th October 2018 – WednesdayRead more
Faculty in Charge: Gene Voiland, Chairman, Valley Republic Bank
Faculty in Charge: Melissa Poole, Wonderful Orchards
Objectives: To provide an objective overview of our state government, economy, issues and opportunities and the effects on Kern County. The core issues that affect Kern County agriculture.
29th October 2018 – MondayRead more
Faculty in Charge: Scott Hurlbert, City Manager, City of Shafter
Objectives: To provide an objective overview of governance at the local level (City/County): State impacts, budget challenges; public safety and job creation.
5th November 2018 – MondayRead more
Faculty in Charge: Christopher Meyers, The Kegley Institute, CSUB; Steven Gamboa, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, CSUB; Michael Turnipseed, Kern County Taxpayers Association
Objectives: Bringing it all together; seeing how ethics and character underlie the entire process; reviewing the Academy and making suggestions for 2017.
7th November 2018 – WednesdayRead more