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2021 Juneteenth Celebration Forums
Join us on June 15, 16 and 17 at 3 p.m. as we celebrate the history and contributions of African-Americans in Kern County during a series of virtual seminars leading up to June 19, an annual celebration of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation.

For the first seminar on June 15, Rich McCrow will be facilitating a discussion between BC history professor Jamal Wright and CSUB history professor Kiran Garcha about the history of Juneteenth between January 1, 1863 to June 19, 1865.

On June 16, Dean of Counseling and Student Success Marisa Marquez is hosting a forum titled "What Juneteenth Means to Me". The panel will feature Daron Mackey, BC Educational Advisor and Lead for the African-American Mentoring Program; Natasha Harris, Senior Admissions Officer at CSUB; and Julian West, Director of the Career Ladders Project.

Finally on June 17, we’ll close out the series with a look at Juneteenth customs and traditions facilitated by Keith Wolaridge, a BC professor of Business Management and Information Technology. The panel will feature Dee Slade, Executive Director of the African-American Network of Kern County, in conversation with Vikki Coffee, Co-Chair of BC’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee.
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