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American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

Ryan Sunzeri’s artwork hangs in the Pride Center at American River College after winning last year’s Lavender Art Show. The Lavender Art Show highlights art from ARC’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty and will be held on Feb. 24-26 in the Student Center. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Oden Taylor

February 19, 2020

The Lavender Art Show, put on by the American River College Pride Center, will take place in the Student Center Feb. 24-26. A reception is scheduled for the last day from 12-2 p.m. to announce the winners as well as allow for students to come and speak with the artists about their pieces. The Lave...

ARC students honor fallen members of the trans community

An altar, photographed on Nov. 19, 2019 was created by members of the American River College Pride Center, to honor members of the transgender community who have lost their lives due to gender-based violence and suicide. The altar was created for Trans Day of Remembrance which takes place annually on Nov. 20.  (Photo by Emily Mello)

Oden Taylor

November 21, 2019

The air was thick with humidity, the sound of breaking glass and the screams of rioters with lipstick stained lips echoing “Pigs!” through the streets of New York City. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, eight undercover police officers entered the Stonewall Inn. Their mission was simple; ident...

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...

Reflection on the burial of Matthew Shepard

The burial of Matthew Shepard brings awareness and understanding to the existence of LGBTQ+ people of faith. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Christian Sutton

November 6, 2018

I am often confronted by those who believe I live a dichotomy as a gay Christian. But I believe the way I live my life is as a coexistence between the way I was born and the way I was raised. I am an openly gay Christian, who was raised Catholic and influenced by my Episcopal godmother. I am als...

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation graduates (from second-left to right: Wendy Campbell, Madalyn Parker, Sergio Salcedo-Contreras, Kelley York, Heather Ogden) pose with their rainbow tassels, standing side-by-side with the Pride Award winners (left: Brett Spencer right: Dennis Lee, Jenna Grossman not pictured) at the Hub, May 4. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

May 8, 2018

American River College held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students on April 4. A Lavender Graduation is an event that is held in addition to a college’s main graduation ceremony to provide a space for LGBTQ+ graduates to celebrate alongside their biological o...

Review: “Breaking The Code”

The American River Production of “Breaking the Code” presented their show about Alan Turing who helped break the German code during WWII. The poster shows the actors in the show. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

Lidiya Grib

April 3, 2017

The play production “Breaking The Code” recently ran for two weeks at American River College, presenting a spectacularly performed show about a man that most people can appreciate and respect -- Alan Turing. This play is based on the true story of Turing, who is well known in history for hi...

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