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American River College students and staff visited the Pride Center on Jan. 31 to mark its reopening. David Austin, pride center coordinator; Mary Goodall, and UNITE Center Concierge, Corey Winfield pose for a photo. (Photo by Kaitlyn Riley)

Pride Center reopens for in-person activities

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The Pride Center reopened at American River College’s main campus in the UNITE Center on Jan. 31. The UNITE Center is home to many groups on campus and oftentimes those programs intersect with one...

David Austin, new Pride Center coordinator, focuses on community in and outside of the classroom. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

David Austin, communications professor at ARC, is the new Pride Center coordinator

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor December 16, 2022

The Pride Center, a hang-out space centered around LGBTQIA+ identities at American River College, is getting a makeover for the spring of 2023. David Austin, professor and department chair of communication...

Using gender affirming pronouns allows people to be more comfortable in their own skin. (Photo via Freepik)

Respecting gender affirming pronouns helps people embrace their identity

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

The use of gender-affirming pronouns can be an important form of self-identity. Gender affirming pronouns have captured the eyes and ears of many and some say that while an emphasis on identifying one’s...

Queer, nonbinary, Native two-spirit activist Candi Brings Plenty, was promoted on UNITE’s Instagram before their appearance in The Movement Will Be Intersectional speaker series, at American River College in Spring 2021. (Photo via UNITE’s Instagram)

ARC’s UNITE Center partners with Pride Center to bring an intersectional speaker series about social justice to students

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Beginning over a decade ago, the issues of police brutality and transphobic bathroom laws and marriage equality laws brought stories of unjust treatment to the tongues and minds of many in the form of...

 Pride Center Program Specialist Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia has made sure that the center has remained operating during distance learning for students to build community and receive resources. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Pride Center program specialist strengthens community during distance learning

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Eliminating prejudice and barriers on campus and in life is the goal of Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia, the program specialist and co-coordinator of the American River College Pride Center. “There’s...

The American River College Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea by attending Communi-Tea Tuesdays, a virtual Pride Center Space, during the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of the ARC Pride Center)

Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor October 21, 2020

The American River College Pride Center is holding a weekly virtual event, Communi-Tea Tuesdays, as a way to help create a space for LGBTQ+ students to talk and share their experiences while they are away...

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