The American River Current

UNITE kicks of Black Lives Matter Brave Space series

Info graphic by Jordan Schauberger

Solange Echeverria

October 20, 2016

American River College’s Universal eNgaging Inclusive Transformative Education (U.N.I.T.E.) program is spearheading a series of events that address the Black Lives Matter movement and the painful impact of the controversial police killings of black men and women. Since Aug., UNITE has been trying to spread ...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu coming to ARC

Nobel Peace prize winner Rigoberta Menchu's  autobiographical novel about what it was like growing up a peasant in Latin America and the hardships she had to endure; military oppression, moral endurance and the fight for justice. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

September 30, 2016

Nobel Peace Prize winner and political activist Rigoberta Menchu will be the featured guest speaker at American River College on Oct. 3. in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. The event will be open to only Los Rios students and employees with Los Rios IDs. Menchu is a Guatemalan indigenous k’iche’ wo...

Last days of conference on race bring music, faculty voice

A crowd dances on stage during rapper Aisha Fukushima's performance at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education on June 2, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

June 13, 2016

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education was held in San Francisco May 31 to June 4, and the final three days of the conference gave American River College staff and faculty a voice through workshops and panels. June 2, the conference hosted more than 50 workshops, panels and...

NCORE welcomes students, faculty to annual conference on race

NCORE attendees watch from their seats in the ballroom as labor leader Dolores Huerta gives her keynote speech on June 1, 2016. Huerta spoke at the conference in San Francisco about the importance of education. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

June 13, 2016

Star-studded keynote speeches, three-hour panel discussions, a concert and a seemingly endless schedule of workshops awaited attendees of this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, which took place in San Francisco last week. The first two days of the conference, May...

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Claire Bathory

May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United States after his time in the service. PTSD, like many mental health issues, isn’t spoken about openl...

ARC hosts self-care fair for mental health week

Lend a Heart member Sandy McKaig talked with American River Student Brian Loclo during the UNITE Self-Care fair May 3. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Justina Sharp

May 3, 2016

American River College’s UNITE program hosted a self-care fair today as part of its Mental Health Week. “We developed it to encourage mental health in a fun way,” said Valencia Scott, a UNITE intern and ASB vice president. “We wanted to respond to student need.” The fair had booths wit...

ARC hosts Brave Space on microaggressions

American River College students ask each other questions during the

Allante Morris

March 11, 2016

American River College hosted a Brave Space meeting organized by UNITE, where students come together and engage in a critical dialogue through conscious questioning and active listening, on Mar. 9. The Brave Space dialogue was focused on microaggressions, which are subtle but racist comments that...

ARC celebrates Black History month

UNITE will be hosting a Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Feb. 22. (File photo)

Sharriyona Platt

February 18, 2016

The Center for Leadership and Development at American River College is hosting a black heritage celebration in honor of Black History Month. The celebration will take place Feb. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the student center. This event will display African American culture and the contr...

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