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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...

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)

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 was held Oct. 24, was to help the ARC community better understand gender and sexual identity of...

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)

Hannah Yates

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 to ensure that the 2019 Lavender Graduation was an uplifting and powerful event. Lavender Gr...

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...

Trans rights are not optional

A protester carries a transgender pride flag and wears angel wings during the #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 10, 2018. The wings symbolize the many transgender women who have been murdered. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates

December 12, 2018

In October, a note was released containing details of the Trump administration's plans regarding LGBTQ+ rights. In particular, the plan affects trans people's rights in schools, and could put thousands of students in danger. Currently, aspects of a guideline for public schools released during Obama's pres...

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...

ARC opens first Pride Center for LGBT community in the Los Rios Community College district

American River College opened a Campus Pride Center for the LGBT community. They are now looking to hire someone to run the center. (Illustration by Lidiya Grib)

Solange Echeverria

December 7, 2016

ARC is opening an LGBTQ Pride Center on campus as part of its ongoing commitment “to provide a safe and inclusive learning and working environment for everyone at ARC,” according to a recent statement from ARC President Thomas Greene. The Pride Center is the first throughout the Los Rios Community ...

Student Senate joins CAEB in support of pride center

Senate President David Hylton and Director of Activities Kevin Phan listen, during Thursday's Student Senate meeting, to ASB adviser Juan Miguel Blanco as he tells the board that they need to get minutes from the previous four meetings posted online as soon as possible.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

November 13, 2015

The Associated Student Body Student Senate voted Thursday to approve a resolution that offers support to a proposed LGBT pride center on campus, just as the Clubs and Events Board did on Tuesday. The resolution met less opposition in Senate than it did CAEB with the only two people voting against, one o...

CAEB votes to support LGBT pride center

CAEB Whip Laurie Jones discusses the wording of a resolution supporting a potential LGBT pride center Tuesday. CAEB voted to support the proposal. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

November 12, 2015

The Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board voted Tuesday to approve a resolution that offers support to a proposed LGBT pride center on campus. The resolution, which was authored by CAEB Whip Laurie Jones, calls for “the ARC Senate to urge the ARC administration, in partnership with the...

Student Senate begins discussion on proposed LGBT pride center on campus

Sen. James Cortright discusses a resolution in support of a proposed LGBT pride center on campus at Thursday's meeting of the Student Senate (Photo by Jordan Schauberger).

Jordan Schauberger

November 6, 2015

The Associated Student Body Student Senate entered discussion on supporting the potential creation of a pride center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students on campus. The resolution, which was authored by Director of Legislative Affairs Laurie Jones, calls for “the ARC Senate to...

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