Community Service

Community Voices Articles (click on link to access article)

“PBIS, and time, are still solutions for KHSD,” in the Bakersfield Californian, May 30, 2018.

“Get engaged to end pushout of students of color,” in the Bakersfield Californian, October 30, 2017.

“Normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations benefits Cubans,” in the Bakersfield Californian, February 19, 2017.

“Barks’ rant ignored the facts behind gun vote,” in the Bakersfield Californian, February 17, 2017.

“Students need Kern schools to continue shift away from zero tolerance,” in the Bakersfield Californian, March 3, 2016.

“Funds for low-income and English language learners misused,” in the Bakersfield Californian, September 22, 2015.

“On Panhandling, Let’s Not Lose Perspective—or Compassion,” (with Jim Wheeler) in the Bakersfield Californian, March 5, 2014.

Media Interviews

KBAK: Kern High to vote on redistricting plan, May 21, 2018

KBFX: Investigative report on PBIS at Kern High, April 30, 2018

In the 661: Gerald Cantu explains the Local Control and Accountability Plan process, April 11, 2018

In the 661: Gerald Cantu explains the Kern High School Redistricting process, April 11, 2018

KBAK: KHSD trustees see proposed maps for new voting districts, April 10, 2018

KBAK: Trustee: KHSD to examine voting districts under criticism Latinos are underrepresented, March, 6, 2018

KBAK: Students and activists call on state to ban willful defiance K-12, Feb. 26, 2018

KQED: Coalition Asks Kern High to Reverse Policy Allowing Teachers to Carry Concealed Weapons on Campus, Dec. 19, 2016

KBFX: Businesses and advocates weigh in on implementation of Bakersfield’s panhandling ordinance, June 18, 2014

Articles Referencing My Community Engagement

“BC engaging our community on issues of Equity and Inclusion,” Sonya Christian’s Blog, Sept. 27, 2015 (moderator of panel discussion on health)

“If panhandling ordinance passes, group urges enforcement delay,” Bakersfield California, March 18, 2014 (lead researcher on survey of downtown business on panhandling)

“Survey finds diversity among Latino voters, Bakersfield Californian, Feb. 22, 2014 (lead researcher on survey)