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Award-winning animator to speak at Bakersfield College Wednesday

Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 19:41:46-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Oct. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. Bakersfield College Inclusivity Lab will host Grammy-nominated award-winning filmmaker and animation artist Quique Rivera to speak with BC students via Zoom.

Registration for the Zoom event is required and available here.

“Our goal, in bringing talented artists such as Quique Rivera to Bakersfield College is to show students real-life success stories from people who often share similar backgrounds. It is my hope to bring other talented and well-known artists that have dealt with personal struggles like balancing families of their own and their education. It is my hope that our students would feel inspired by these artists as our students overcome their own struggles, especially with everything we are facing these days. Also, it is my goal to expose our students to a diversity of artistic communication that they may not have otherwise encountered in their daily lives," says Ronnie Wrest, an advocate for diverse representation throughout the arts.

Quique Rivera is a Puerto Rican artist based in Los Angeles.

This event is supported by the Finlinson Endowment Grant and the Bakersfield College Foundation.

BC remains closed to the general public and is only offering essential courses with strict protocols and guidelines.