BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Best-selling author, adventurer, and survivalist Aron Ralston is coming to Bakersfield College on Aug. 25th as part of the college's free Distinguished Speaker Series.
Ralston's story of survival after being trapped by a boulder in a remote area of Utah in 2003 captured headlines worldwide.
His story was featured in the best-selling book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" and the Oscar-nominated movie "127 Hours."
Ralston's program is set for 2 p.m. at BC's Levan Center and 7 p.m. at the Indoor Theatre located on college’s Panorama campus.
The program is free and open to the public.
A screening of "127 Hours" is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 24th.
Other speakers in the 2022-23 series include:
Dr. James Lindsay: Author, mathematician - Thursday, Sept. 8th
Rev. James Lawson: Strategist of non-violence, revolutionary activist - Sunday, Oct. 2nd
Mark Rabbitt: Trainer, leadership authority – Tuesday, Nov. 15
Evan Austin: Paralympic medalist, coach – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
Dr. Eddie Cole: Author, professor, scholar - Thursday, Feb. 9th
Kwame Anthony Appiah: Ethicist, New York Times Magazine columnist - Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri: Historian, author - Thursday, March 2nd
Will Gadd: Adventurist, ice climber - Thursday, March 23rd
Dr. Melanie Lundquist: Philanthropist, advocate - Thursday, April 13th