California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) group, Crossing Borders is proud to present its first keynote speaker, Dr. Anthea Hartig, on Thursday, October 6, in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter Stiern Library at 6:30 p.m. Her talk is entitled, “Multiple Views, Many Histories: Framing an Inclusive California.” This event is open to the public; off-campus guests may park in Lot M.
Dr. Hartig has been the CEO and executive director of the California Historical Society since 2011. Prior to that, she served with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where she directed the Trust’s Western Office and served the six continental for western states along with Hawaii, Alaska and the Pacific Island Territories of Guam and Micronesia. A third-generation Californian, Dr. Hartig holds a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in history from UC Riverside.
The Crossing Borders group is funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities. “Crossing Borders, Making Connections: The Humanities and Ethnic Studies” is an interdisciplinary ethnic studies initiative with diverse group of CSUB faculty and administrators. The grant brings faculty together from various disciplines, along with community partners to continue awareness of ethnic diversity in California’s central valley and increase study opportunities for students.
On Friday, October 7, Dr. Hartig will also meet with faculty and community members interested in faculty and community partnerships in the Castle and Cooke Lounge at 9 a.m. Looking forward, the Crossing Borders group will host a Tamalada, a traditional Mexican party including tamales, at South High School on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.