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Police need to be held accountable for actions

The Sacramento community is working on healing and coming together in the wake of the district attorney's office's announcement. Demonstrators hold up a sign that reads “We must love and support one another / Black Lives Matter Sacramento” banner during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Breawna Maynard

March 27, 2019

Another year, another unarmed black man killed by the police, and another injustice for the families of the victims involved. Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot in the Meadowview neighborhood in Sacramento by two police officers from the Sacramento Police Department on March ...

Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

Activist Ebony Harper stands in front of the mural that she helped fund behind the Lavender Library in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexus Hurtado

December 12, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s threats against the transgender community, a call to action has been made for trans and cisgender people alike, to take a stand in solidarity. Former American River College student Ebony Harper is a black trans woman who says she had a troublesome experienc...

Walking with Grace

Grace Deyanna takes a break from hosting to recite her poem, “Newsworthy” at Tell it Tuesday in the Student Center on December 4, 2018. (Photo By Felix Oliveros)

Felix Oliveros

December 12, 2018

Be the change you want to see in the world. Some people may have heard this saying before, and for some, it’s taken to heart and applied daily. Some might take it and become an activist, or a vital part of a program that pushes diversity like Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformative Education (...

Controversial protester in code violation on campus

Captain Chris Day from the Los Rios Police Department speaks to a protester in front of the Student Center on Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton

November 7, 2018

By Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton A protester made a direct campus code violation while preaching controversial messages on American River College’s campus on Oct. 31. The individual held a sign and used a speaker in the quad between the library and Student Center, while a Los Rios Police D...

Artivism: The true peaceful protest

Aurellius the Siant performs at American River College's artivism event on April 18, 2018. ARC's UNITE program invited Aurellius to lecture on the importance of words on April 17 and to perform at their artivism event the next day. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

May 11, 2018

In the wake of unrest and injustice, people grasp for ways to communicate their frustration. Discontent within society can ignite campaigns for change, some violent, some not. The frustrations of our nation have hit home in recent events and have sparked some of these campaigns in Sacramento. As...

Muralist and feminist presents at College Hour

Juana Alicia delivers her presentation at American River College (Photo by James Saling)

Cierra Quintana

September 13, 2016

Muralist and painter Juana Alicia gave a presentation of her work and her role as a women’s rights activist at American River College on Sept. 8 in Raef Hall as part of the College Hour series. Alicia mentioned that her passion for art and activism came to her suddenly. “There are two alar...

Art combined with activism comes to ARC

American River College student Kashia Lynhiavue paints one of her works titled

Shiavon Chatman

May 2, 2016

Artivism, a combination of art and activism to spread awareness of social injustices primarily toward people of color, came to American River College on Wednesday. ARC student and painter Kashia Lynhiavue was live painting at the event. The artwork that drew in the most viewers was her piece titl...

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