ARC Color Run postponed, CAEB director of activities says


John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

The Clubs and Events Board was informed at their Tuesday meeting that a 5k color run at American River College planned for Dec. 6 has been rescheduled for Feb. 28.

Director of Activities LeslieAnn Dameron found out it had been rescheduled while checking the website for the Color Run, which touts itself as “the happiest 5k on the planet.”

The run will be held to benefit the Domestic Violence Prevention Film and American River College Foundation.

During the meeting, Dameron revealed the password for the CAEB account with the Color Run, which refers to Dean of Student Development Manuel Perez.

Even though this information was said during a public meeting, CAEB members demanded the Current not publish it.

“You can’t print our password,” said CAEB President Jeremy Diefenbacher.

CAEB also allotted almost five thousand dollars to different campus clubs based on their participation in student events.

The club allocated with the most money was the engineering club, which received $262.27 out of $4,699.61 given out.

“Clubs can gain participation points when they show up to meetings, club days, and workshops,” said Dameron.

Perez said that the Center for Leadership and Development will be hosting a “brave space dialogue” relating to the social media hashtags #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and #JusticeforMikeBrown. He reiterated, however, that the dialogue will have no political or ideological bias.

CAEB also decided upon the themes for the club days next semester.

The Feb. 12 club day will have a gods and goddesses theme, harkening back to Greek and Roman mythology. The Mar. 19 club day will have an outer space theme. The Apr. 16 club day, part of school spirit week, will have a candyland theme.

Half of the unsold shirts from last month’s club day will be donated to the St. John’s Program for Women and Children. The other half will be given away to students “for advocacy’s sake,” according to Diefenbacher.

Members of CAEB discussed their experiences at the General Assembly for California Community College Student Senates.

CAEB President Jeremy Diefenbacher, who was sent home from General Assembly early for an incident “regarding substances,” according to Senate Director of Public Relations Cameron Weaver, said that the conference taught him about being a leader.

“If you are a leader you probably won’t fit in because that’s what makes you a leader,” said Diefenbacher. “You probably won’t gel with the rest of the group.”