The American River Current

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...

Michael Brown Sr. speaks at Sac State

Michael Brown Sr. answers a question from audience member after his speech at Sacramento State on Oct. 20. Brown Sr. talked about his son's death and how he deals with the aftermath. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Shiavon Chatman

October 21, 2016

“Close your eyes and imagine losing a child. Imagine they’ve been murdered. Now open your eyes. That's my reality.” Michael Brown Sr., the father of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago, spoke in the fully packed Sacramento State Uni...

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