The American River Current

Pro athletes lead the charge in 2020 culture war

Professional athletes are making their voices heard in the charge toward social justice and police reform. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Nick Subia, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

In an era when human decency and non-politicized love for our fellow humans has all but disappeared from the cultural norm, it’s not politicians who are leading the charge toward a better tomorrow; it is professional athletes. Now it is up to all of us to hear them out and follow their lead. 2020...

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)

Ariel Caspar, Editor-In-Chief

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 a systemic disproportionate impact on multiple levels. This commitment was added to the district’s m...

ARC gives students the option to major in social justice

Social justice is about all groups in a society working to create a physically and psychologically safe environment for all its members. (file photo)

Ariel Caspar

December 12, 2019

It’s no secret that American River College is a thoroughly diverse campus. As ARC continues to become more diverse, social justice is becoming more of an interest and concern among students. Recently, ARC became the first in the Los Rios Community College District to offer Social Justice Studies co...

Professor Jessa Ciel is modern day Renaissance woman

American River College photography professor Jessa Ciel doesn't adhere to one medium of art and lets her passion for social justice guide her in her projects. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

May 8, 2019

Jessa Ciel is an activist and an enigma. A chameleon of an artist across many mediums. The American River College photography professor’s portfolio ranges from a social justice art installation, to directing her own short films and working on the Academy Award-nominated film “Lady Bird.” Ciel i...

ARC holds preliminary town hall meeting for Equity Plan

President Thomas Green (left) disscusses happenings at the Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit with Joshua Moon Jonson, dean of student services (right) in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

November 13, 2018

An Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Summit, hosted by the Equity Programs and Pathways department on Oct. 26, sparked a gamut of conversation amongst a diverse group of people. The goal of the summit is to make American River College a more equitable campus and to improve the success of its students by ...

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...

Thousands plan march on state capitol in support of women’s rights

A woman holds up a sign at “Women’s March on Sacramento,” a nationwide peaceful gathering to show support for all marginalized peoples in downtown Sacramento in 2017. This year's march is expected to draw 20,000 people into the streets of downtown. (File Photo)

Luis Gael

January 19, 2018

On Saturday Jan. 20, tens of thousands of people will flood the streets of Sacramento to participate in the 2018 Women’s March. The march will begin at Southside Park at 10 a.m. and protesters will walk a predetermined route all the way to the west steps of the California State Capitol. The ...

ARC prepares for massive redesign to make campus more inclusive

American River College Public Information Officer Scott Crow is working alongside school officials to implement the campus redesign. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

November 22, 2017

American River College is undergoing a massive redesign project that will see the core values that drive the college and its faculty adapt to the needs of it most at-risk students and attempt to create a more inclusive campus for all. This redesign will have the administration of ARC attempt to fin...

Editorial: ARC’s redesign efforts will help students succeed

Counselor Manuel Ruedas stands next to the decorative wall in his office at the HUB on Nov. 12. Ruedas works with the Puente Program to help disadvantaged students achieve academic success. (Photo by Ashey Hayes-Stone)

November 16, 2017

American River College is currently in the beginning stages of a process that administration says will make students more successful and will also provide an overall more inclusive campus. If the college can deliver on these promises, then ARC looks to be headed towards a bright and prosperous future whe...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
social justice