The American River Current

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

The LGBTQ+ Pride Center provides information about resources to students, staff, and faculty. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Katia Esguerra

March 6, 2019

Here at American River College in the HUB, the Pride Center is making changes to help support, educate and inform the community on how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ students. Emilie Mitchell, coordinator for the ARC Pride Center and faculty member for the psychology department, defined LGBTQ+ for students and...

UNITE works to create an inclusive campus

A table adorned with candles, a Black Lives Matter flag, and messages acknowledging and celebrating the lives of black Americans is set up in the Student Center. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Makenna Roy

March 5, 2019

The Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformative Education Program, or UNITE, at American River College is focused on creating a more inclusive community for the student body. UNITE is focused on helping create a more comfortable space by participating in community outreach, hosting speakers, holdin...

AB620 brings resources for LGBTQ+ students

Emilie Mitchell, professor and faculty coordinator for the Pride Center, handles reports on harassment or mistreatment. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

October 15, 2018

This semester, American River College took a step towards more inclusivity for students by opening a staffed Pride Center, along with the designation of an AB620 officer for reports of harassment or mistreatment. Assembly Bill 620 concerns LGBTQ+ students in higher education. The bill, passed in ...

Diversity does not equal inclusion

Students hangout at the Hub in the Student Center at American River College on Sept. 25, 2018. Even though ARC is a diverse campus, the campus could be more inclusive to its marginalized students. (Photo by Imani Smith)

Imani Smith

October 1, 2018

American River College is undoubtedly a diverse campus. There are students here from all around the world, students with disabilities, and students who are a part of the LGBTQ community. However, there are steps that ARC could take to become a more inclusive campus. An inclusive campus can make or break a stud...

ARC professors become students once more

Professor Heidi Bennett adresses the New Faculty Academy about the next reading assignment,

Brienna Edwards

September 19, 2017

For someone who dreams of being a professor, the road to teaching may seem simple; he or she must go to all their classes, graduate with a master’s degree or better in their field, apply to every opening available and then finally make it through the hiring process. But then what? For many new hires it can...

Fashion production presenting diverse fashion show

Fashion show model casting held on March 24 in the Arts and Science building. The model, Alexis Wilson is posing in the forefront. 
(Photo credit Sara Durrant)

Lidiya Grib

April 20, 2017

The fashion program at American River College will present a diversity themed fashion show “Fluent” on May 5.   There was a model casting on March 24 where models, both men and women, were selected to present the designer’s clothing style for the upcoming fashion show. There was a good tur...

Opinion: New voices in media must be heard, not just seen

The fall 2016 staff of the American River current represent a diverse newsroom. (Photo illustration by Justina Sharp)

Justina Sharp

October 31, 2016

Stories reflect the people telling them, and for far too long those stories have been told by straight white middle-class men, congregating around water coolers to rehash experiences that everyone’s heard before. The media is no different, and cracks are starting to form in this good ol’ boys ...

ARC staff organize group to discuss diversity

Julius Smith, a student at American River College speaks at the first Men of Color meeting Feb. 17. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Nicole Kesler

March 1, 2016

American River College staff are coming together to form the group “Men of Color,”  which allows students to voice their opinion in finding more efficient ways to create a welcoming environment at ARC. Men of Color is the beginning stages of constructing a group to help ARC staff understand ...

Editorial: It’s time for diversity issues to take center stage at ARC

Los Rios Chancellor Brian King address faculty during his convocation speech prior to the start of the Spring 2016 semester where he talked about diversity issues facing the district.
(Screencapture from 'Fast Forward: Los Rios Convocation - 2016')

February 3, 2016

In light of the recent nation-wide push to increase student and faculty diversity on college campuses, it’s about time that American River College joins the conversation and addresses their own issues with diversity. Often times, it is easy to live under the assumption that problems involving divers...

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