For Census Day 2020, the California Youth Media Network highlighted stories from those on the front lines across the state who are working to make sure each Californian is counted. Read more from Richmond Pulse, South Kern Sol and YR Media.Read More Be Counted: 2020 Census
For many marginalized communities, living in fear of a financial crisis is nothing new, so why are at-risk families just now getting assistance? Marivel Servin breaks down the ways in which our government has failed those working in essential services, and why a pandemic might just be the wake-up call America needs. Read Marivel’s commentary […]Read More Living In Crisis Has Been People’s ‘Normal’ For Generations; Why Wait For Pandemic To Do Something About It?
As people across the country worked hard to get young people civically engaged, one local professor from Bakersfield College took it to the next level by cancelling his classes for Super Tuesday so his students had time to vote. South Kern Sol’s JaNell Gore reports.Read More From The Classroom To The Polls: Local Professor Gives Day Off So Students Have Time To Vote
Bernie Sanders made an appearance at the Get Out the Early Vote Rally in Bakersfield on February 21 as part of his campaign to capture the Democratic Party nomination. He drew thousands out to the Spectrum Amphitheater in the Central Valley. “Discovering Bernie Sanders in 2016 inspired me to be civically engaged, not only in […]Read More Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Attracts Thousands To Rally
The third annual Women’s March in Bakersfield, California drew over 4,000 men, women and children out to protest. “We will never have peace if we don’t have power,” said civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farmworkers of America Dolores Huerta, who led the march in January. She, along with many other outspoken citizens, […]Read More ‘Coming Together For One Cause’: Thousands March For Equality For Women, Safety For Local Families
Tens of thousands of children under the age of 18 are in the foster care system in California, with black and Latino children making up the largest percentages. Hear from foster youth on the flaws in the system, and the changes they’d like to see at South Kern Sol.Read More Foster Youth Speak On How To Improve Foster Care System
Central Valley health professionals came together to introduce an initiative to bring health equity to rural communities in the area. Read more at South Kern Sol.Read More Bakersfield College Introduces Valley-Wide Health Equity Collaborative; Aims To Improve Rural Health With Policy Change
“Without a complete count, the majority of our Brown and Black community will not get the needed funds to support our schools, health, and environment.” Hear from one teen why it’s so important to be counted in the 2020 Census, and what he’s doing to get others involved at South Kern Sol.Read More It’s Time To Count Everyone To Ensure Funding For The Next Decade
“These clients just want to be able to walk, move, and do basic life activities that we all take for granted.” A program in Kern County called “Move to Improve” brings people to the gym who have physical limitations, and can’t jump into a regular fitness class. South Kern Sol reports on how the program […]Read More Program Helps Those ‘Move To Improve’ Daily Activities With Recovery Class
As county officials in Kern County, California propose a plan to jail homeless people on trespassing and drug charges, hear from Kern County teens on their thoughts on the plan, as well as some ideas for solutions at South Kern Sol.Read More Sol On The Street: What Do You Think Of Jailing The Homeless?