The American River Current

Tolerance does not require tolerating the intolerant

From members of our law enforcement, to politicians, to the founders of hate groups, the intolerant believe that challenging them and their views is a form of intolerance. (Photo from of pixabay.com)
Bigots argue they should be tolerated. They are wrong.
October 30, 2020

On Oct. 14, my article about the challenges of identity and ethics facing journalists today went live on the Current’s website. The following day, Wayne Lela, founder of an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group, Heterosexuals...

Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea

The American River College Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea by attending Communi-Tea Tuesdays, a virtual Pride Center Space, during the fall 2020 semester. (Photo courtesy of the ARC Pride Center)
Communi-Tea Tuesdays give students a space to be themselves
October 21, 2020

The American River College Pride Center is holding a weekly virtual event, Communi-Tea Tuesdays, as a way to help create a space for LGBTQ+ students to talk and share their experiences while they are away...

Social justice courses use history lessons to empower change

Asha Wilkerson, department chair of Legal Studies, and Sociology professor for the fall 2020 semester is co-teaching Introduction to Social Justice Studies (SJS 300) in a synchronous online course at American River College. The SJS 300 course is a required course for students majoring in social justice. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
SJS 300 dives into the importance of social consciousness
September 30, 2020

Over the last couple of years, the Los Rios Community College District has gone through an institutional redesign, with a commitment to the social justice and equity of all students who have experienced...

Sacramento community joins up to collect donations to help with the fight for change

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Gender Health Center stationed themselves in the Center’s parking lot on 20th and J Street in downtown Sacramento to provide medical supplies for protesters, on June 2, 2020. Volunteers assembled care kits that contained medical supplies, snacks, and water to be distributed for the demonstrators while they marched against police brutality. (Photo by Emily Mello)
“This is people power; it’s community collaboration.”
June 16, 2020

On a hot afternoon in early June, in a parking lot near the Sacramento LGBT Community Center in downtown Sacramento, individuals set up a donation tent, with two tables underneath it, each one stocked...

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)
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...

Pride Center offers guidance to being an ally to LGBTQ+ community

The Pride Center hosted a How to be an Ally event which focused on intersex individuals at American River College on Oct. 24. (Photo by Marquala Brown)
November 21, 2019

The American River College Pride Center hosted a How to be an Ally to LGBTQ+ event to bring awareness and educate about the intersex community on Oct. 24. The Pride Center’s goal for the event, which...

Outdated homophobic policies on donating blood still plague society

Disagreeably, gay men are unable to donate blood regardless of their HIV status. (file photo)
November 6, 2019

In the early ‘80s, rumors of a “gay disease” spread across America, completely misrepresenting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as something only gay people—specifically men—could contract....

Students shine at Lavender Graduation

Fourteen graduates collected their diplomas on May 3 in the music recital hall at American River College's Lavender Graduation. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 16, 2019

Fourteen graduates walked across the stage on May 3 to collect their diploma, rainbow cap tassel and unicorn pin from the American River College Pride Center staff. Departments across campus banded together...

Photo Gallery: Second Annual Lavender Graduation

Pride Center student mentor Tori Miller and Equity Programs and Pathways Dean Joshua Moon Johnson pose with a prop frame at the ceremony on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 14, 2019

& Ashley Hayes-Stone

Editorial: Toxic Masculinity is a danger to society

Toxic masculinity can pressure men into hiding their emotions, to avoid being perceived as weak or unmasculine. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)
May 8, 2019

For decades, society has used terms like “macho,” or “red-blooded” to describe the kind of burly masculinity that men are, on some level, expected to adhere to. Today society has started to call...

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

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

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