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The political climate drives LGBTQ+ students such as senior international relations major and co-President of the Lavender Alliance Emilie Jocson, to help organize student groups to push back against anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric on campus. Student organizations such as the Lavender Alliance have committed themselves to helping students connect with their peers. (Photo by Brionna Woody. Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Sac State community reacts to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the US

Mia Huss and Alexander Musa February 16, 2024
Sacramento State students weigh in on the 2024 presidential election and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being instated nationwide as many fear for their rights being revoked
“Construction Zone” sign posted on the ‘Esak’tima Center door in Lassen Hall Thursday, April 23, 2023 . To respect the land Sac State occupies, the name ‘Esak’tima means ‘A Place Where Knowledge Comes’ in the Nisenan language. (Photo by Jasmine Ascencio).

Renovations further delay launch of Sac State Native student center

Jasmine Ascencio and Elizabeth Meza May 24, 2023
In development since 2016, the ‘Esak’tima Center for Native and Indigenous students is set to open in early October 2023.
William Gow, Asian American Studies assistant professor, gives opening remarks before the screening of short films based around Asian America stories during COVID Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Gow’s ETHN 113 Asian American Communities class screened  documentaries.

Asian-American Studies program hosts student art showcase

Jourdan Jackson May 8, 2023
Asian-American studies program awarded $150,000 grant in support of student showcase.
Dr. Mia Settles-Tidwell, vice president and chief diversity officer for the Division of Inclusive Excellence, gave opening remarks at the Anti-racism & Inclusive Campus Plan symposium in the University Union Tuesday, March 28, 2023. She urged attendees to engage in learning and discovery at the event in an effort to develop solutions to problems affecting marginalized groups on campus.

Sac State discusses racism, explores inclusive learning at campus symposium

Justine Chahal and Cristian Gonzalez March 29, 2023
The event allowed students to attend educational workshops to promote inclusivity.
Andrew Yang, Sac State’s first coordinator for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center, hanging out in the APIDA Center lounge in Lassen Hall on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Yang aims to encourage students to join the APIDA Center and offer support services such as scholarships and internships.

‘We are the product of everyone who has supported us’

Jasmine Ascencio March 15, 2023
Andrew Yang, a first-generation Hmong-American, is Sac State’s first APIDA Center Coordinator.
Students, faculty, and community members posing for a  group photo in The Engrained Restaurant Thursday, March 9, 2023 in honor of Native American Culture Week.  Native American students make less than one percent of Sacramento State’s student population, according to Native American Studies professor Nia Gregory. These events are pathways for everyone to connect to one another.

Community gathers to commemorate Native American Culture Week

Jasleen Kaur and Eric Davis March 14, 2023
“We feel like a little fish in a big pond. Events like this help us find out where our students are and form connections with them.”
Mic in hand in the Sac State University Ballroom, one woman chokes back tears opening up about experiences with ongoing violence against people of color by police during the Ending the Epidemic of Racial Violence Forum Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Few attendees are seen in the crowd at the forum, set up to provide healing and discussion for those triggered by Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of Memphis police.

Sac State students mourn and react to loss of Tyre Nichols

Eric Davis, Tobi Fakunle, and Jasleen Kaur February 27, 2023
Sac State students said they want change and accountability from police officers following the death of Tyre Nichols.
The Martin Luther King Jr center and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center will open their doors to students Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. The MLK Center, originally established in 2015, will be reopening as part of a relaunch, while Tuesday will mark the grand opening for the new APIDA Center. (Graphic created on Canva by Jacob Peterson)

Sac State launching two student centers in dedication to educational equality

Jourdan Jackson February 26, 2023
Sac State concludes Black History Month with grand opening of APIDA and MLK Center
PRIDE Center Coordinator candidate Brittney Dinelli on the third floor of the University Union Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Dinelli’s open forum was the first of three to highlight potential candidates to fill the space left by the previous coordinator, Tranh Pham.

PREVIEW: PRIDE Center in search of a new coordinator

Jourdan Jackson and Alyssa Branum February 26, 2023
PRIDE Center candidate forum introduces potential coordinator to Sac State community.
(L - R) Dr. Bena Arao, the senior director for resource management of Business and Administrative Services, and speaker Jerry L. Blake, Education Opportunity Program senior lead and male empowerment coordinator, at the Black Professional Speed Mixer hosted in Sacramento State’s University Union Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. The Male Empowerment Collaborative is designed to work with other support and academic enhancement programs, rather than compete with them.

The Male Empowerment Collaborative tackles Sac State’s low minority graduation rates

Eric Davis February 23, 2023
The Male Empowerment Collective has taken on a new challenge of improving graduation rates among Black American students
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