The American River Current

Opinion: From safe spaces to Brave Spaces

Brave spaces are a unique place that allow students to speak about issues currently bothering them. (Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock)

Solange Echeverria

March 6, 2017

It was the Wednesday just after last November’s Presidential election. The mood on campus was at best, subdued. Those of us who did not vote for Donald Trump and what his supporters stood for were swinging on the continuum between somberness and outright anger with a hefty dose of fear. I needed so...

Brave space tackles representation and racism in the media

A subgroup of students participate in discussion at a brave space meeting on March 31. (Photo by Allante Morris)

Shiavon Chatman

April 6, 2016

American River College hosted a brave space meeting Thursday, organized by the members of UNITE. The event primarily focused on the importance of representation for people of color in the media and the presence of racism in film and television. Brett Spencer, a UNITE community intern, warned the audience...

ARC hosts Brave Space on microaggressions

American River College students ask each other questions during the

Allante Morris

March 11, 2016

American River College hosted a Brave Space meeting organized by UNITE, where students come together and engage in a critical dialogue through conscious questioning and active listening, on Mar. 9. The Brave Space dialogue was focused on microaggressions, which are subtle but racist comments that...

Dialogue in Student Center addresses campus violence

Sen. Laurie Jones, left, speaks during the Brave Space Dialogue regarding campus violence in the community rooms Wednesday as Dean of Student Development Manuel Perez and ARC student Nilo Nabavian look on. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

John Ferrannini

October 1, 2015

Students joined together in the community rooms of the Student Center Wednesday to dialogue about violence on campuses. The Deconstructing Violence Brave Space dialogue, called in response to the Sept. 3 shooting at Sacramento City College, attracted a dozen students and was moderated by Manuel Perez,...

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