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CSUB Partners with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Panel Discussion on Unlocking Diversity in Valley

California State University, Bakersfield is partnering with the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) for a community panel discussion, “Building Bridges: Unlocking the Rich Diversity in our Central Valley, ” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at the Beale Library Auditorium.

The panelists represent a variety of constituencies in the community, including Latina/Latino, African American, Sikh, Filipino, and Muslim.  Panelists are:

  • Lorena Lara, community organizer, Faith in the Valley
  • Faheemah Salahud-Din, executive director, First and Always Melanin (FAAM)
  • Manpreet Kaur, Jakara Movement
  • Suzanne Villaruz, FAHNS, Delano Chapter
  • Naseem Alshaif, Student at CSUB and Former CSUB Muslim Student Association (MSA) President

Guest scholar Dr. Isao Fujimoto, professor of community studies and development at UC Davis and organizer for the Central Valley Project, also will make a special presentation.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for food and fellowship. Children are welcome.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965 and is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. The NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans.

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