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Ruby Bridges honored at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Sac State

Ruby Bridges honored at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Sac State

Kayleen Carter and Dylan S. McNeill

January 26, 2020

Sacramento State held the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the University Union Ballroom on Saturday evening with a keynote speech from civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. Bridges was the first Black child to desegregate an elementary school in the south when, in 1960, she attended William ...

Thousands march for equal rights at 4th annual Sacramento Women’s March

Thousands march for equal rights at 4th annual Sacramento Women’s March

Kendra Rivera-Molina, News Editor

January 18, 2020

Thousands of human rights, supporters, community members, and activists rallied Saturday at the fourth annual Sacramento Women’s March. The march was held in solidarity with Women’s March Global, a movement started three years ago in support of preserving womens’ rights worldwide.  Members ...

Sac State Indigenous students and educators reflect on what Thanksgiving means to them

Sac State Indigenous students and educators reflect on what Thanksgiving means to them

Kendra Rivera-Molina

November 27, 2019

The first Thanksgiving was held sometime between late September and early November in the year 1621 at the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, according to the California State Indian Museum, a three-day feast held between colonists and Indigenous men. It is estimated that somewhere between 5 and 15 million Indigenous people lived in what is now the United States when Christopher ...

Anti-racism author speaks at Sac State about Trump, multiculturalism

Anti-racism author speaks at Sac State about Trump, multiculturalism

Chris Wong

November 7, 2019

Anti-racism author Tim Wise spoke at Sacramento State Thursday about the rise of hate speech during President Donald Trump’s administration and the need for acceptance of other races. Wise is a prominent anti-racism activist and has spoken at Yale, Harvard and Columbia University, according to ...

Sac State fraternity Phi Beta Sigma to host mental health forum Wednesday

Sac State fraternity Phi Beta Sigma to host mental health forum Wednesday

Aline Henda

November 5, 2019

Phi Beta Sigma at Sacramento State will host the mental health forum, “Let’s Talk About It,” in the University Union Wednesday. The forum will include a talk from Michael Dickerson and Courtney Hughes, mental health professionals at The WELL, an overview of mental health services The WELL provides, ...

Former inmate, Sac State alumnus defends incarcerated people’s rights to rehabilitation

Former inmate, Sac State alumnus defends incarcerated people’s rights to rehabilitation

Kendra Rivera-Molina

November 2, 2019

Sacramento State alumnus Eugene Dey served 15 years in prison after a third drug and weapon offense. His experience behind bars inspired him to fight the prison system that he said overlooked him and others locked behind bars. Friday afternoon, Dey spoke as one of the Renaissance Society's forum...

Galvanize California conference on gender equity held at Sac State

Galvanize California conference on gender equity held at Sac State

Kendra Rivera-Molina

October 27, 2019

The United State of Women held Galvanize California at Sacramento State Saturday, a conference focused on supporting gender equity through local organizations and teaching leadership and entrepreneurship skills to attendees.  USOW describes itself as “a national organization dedicated to convening,...

Educational Opportunity Program commemorates 50 years at Sac State

Educational Opportunity Program commemorates 50 years at Sac State

Nijzel Dotson

October 18, 2019

Sacramento State’s Educational Opportunity Program is using the month of October to commemorate its 50-year anniversary. The program has scheduled a number of events in celebration of the milestone, such as an open house, a paint night, an open mic event and an anniversary gala to cap off the festivities Nov. 9.  EOP was established in 1968 following the events of the civil right...

NEWS PODCAST: Take Back the Night Sacramento demands the end of gender-based violence

NEWS PODCAST: Take Back the Night Sacramento demands the end of gender-based violence

Kendra Rivera-Molina and Will Coburn

October 18, 2019

Last Saturday the 40th annual Take Back the Night, a march and rally against gender-based and sexual violence, was held in Midtown Sacramento Diversity/Identity reporter Kenda L. Rivera covered the event. RELATED: 40th annual Take Back the Night raises awareness of gender-based violence Rivera tells us about what happened at Take Back the Night an...

Sac State fraternity brings back annual drag show

Sac State fraternity brings back annual drag show

Leticia Sanchez

October 17, 2019

Delta Lambda Phi, an LGBTQ fraternity chapter at Sacramento State, hosted the annual drag show “Life is a Drag” Wednesday night in the University Union Ballroom.  The fraternity was founded by gay men and created to be a safe space. This show featured local Sacramento drag queens and kings, such as Mercury Rising, Ali Katraz, Sasha Devaroe, Coco Bechamel...

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