This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s tale of the Dust Bowl emigration to California – the Grapes of Wrath. Late last year, Cal State Bakersfield launched a year-long celebration of the book and its author, which includes an event taking place Wednesday night at CSUB titled “If Steinbeck was a Farmer.”
The event, which is presented by the Kegley Institute of Ethics, will feature will feature a discussion led by award-winning author and organic farmer, David Mas Masumoto. The panel will also include Jill Egland, Director of Community Development, United Way of Kern County; Aaron Hegde, Director of CSUB's Environmental Resource Management Program; and Fatima Hernandez, BIA Accredited Representative, UFW Foundation.
Masumoto and CSUB's Dr. Jackie Kegley joined us on Valley Edition to talk about the Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's legacy and the upcoming event at CSUB.