Fresno State’s Valley Public History Initiative will host a series of talks, conversations, and presentations about Fresno’s soccer history from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Tioga Sequoia Brewing (745 Fulton St, Fresno) and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Henry Madden Library in Room 2206.

The conference will feature the origins of professional soccer in Fresno as well as the history of women’s soccer in the Central Valley and Latin America. On Friday, there will be a panel conversation with Fresno Fuego coaches, founders, and players including Jaime Ramirez, Tony and Francisco Alvarez, Jose Luis Delgadillo, Nehemias Blanco, Jeremy Schultz and others.

On Saturday, there will be a panel and discussion on “Fandom with Vigilantes, Skulk and Fire Squad” from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 2206 at the Henry Madden Library and Women’s Soccer: Past and Present, from 11a.m. to 12p.m. The Valley Public History Initiative: Preserving Our Stories is a project of Fresno State’s History Department and the College of Social Sciences.