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American River College students and staff visited the Pride Center on Jan. 31 to mark its reopening. David Austin, pride center coordinator; Mary Goodall, and UNITE Center Concierge, Corey Winfield pose for a photo. (Photo by Kaitlyn Riley)

Pride Center reopens for in-person activities

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The Pride Center reopened at American River College’s main campus in the UNITE Center on Jan. 31. The UNITE Center is home to many groups on campus and oftentimes those programs intersect with one...

David Austin, new Pride Center coordinator, focuses on community in and outside of the classroom. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

David Austin, communications professor at ARC, is the new Pride Center coordinator

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor December 16, 2022

The Pride Center, a hang-out space centered around LGBTQIA+ identities at American River College, is getting a makeover for the spring of 2023. David Austin, professor and department chair of communication...

Using gender affirming pronouns allows people to be more comfortable in their own skin. (Photo via Freepik)

Respecting gender affirming pronouns helps people embrace their identity

Maya Barber, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

The use of gender-affirming pronouns can be an important form of self-identity. Gender affirming pronouns have captured the eyes and ears of many and some say that while an emphasis on identifying one’s...

 Pride Center Program Specialist Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia has made sure that the center has remained operating during distance learning for students to build community and receive resources. (Photo courtesy of American River College)

Pride Center program specialist strengthens community during distance learning

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Eliminating prejudice and barriers on campus and in life is the goal of Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia, the program specialist and co-coordinator of the American River College Pride Center. “There’s...

As of October 2020, all students and employees can now indicate their gender pronouns in eServices. Any changes made reflect in Canvas and on official rosters. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

ARC provides option to select gender pronouns in learning platforms

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

Earlier this semester, it was announced district-wide through various mass communication platforms—including the American River College website—that in recognition of the Los Rios Community College...

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)

Pride Center invites LGBTQ+ students to spill their tea

Oden Taylor, Feature Editor 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...

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)

American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

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...

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)

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

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...

Fourteen graduates collected their diplomas on May 3 in the music recital hall at American River Colleges Lavender Graduation. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Students shine at Lavender Graduation

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...

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

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

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...

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)

Trans rights are not optional

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...

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