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Sac State hosts community forum discussing Asian American discrimination, coronavirus

Sac State hosts community forum discussing Asian American discrimination, coronavirus

Gavin Rock

March 5, 2020

Students and faculty gathered Wednesday evening in Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom for a community forum regarding the discrimination against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Along with a panel of law enforcement and health experts, Sac St...

‘It’s called a deadname for a reason’: Sac State LGBTQ+ students on importance of preferred names

‘It’s called a deadname for a reason’: Sac State LGBTQ+ students on importance of preferred names

Kayleen Carter

February 13, 2020

Lee Kennedy, a communications major at Sacramento State who identifies as transgender and nonbinary, was in a crowded classroom when their professor asked them what their name was before they changed it.  They responded by telling their professor that they didn’t feel comfortable talking about it. ...

Sac State students reflect on identity and the Black experience on campus

Sac State students reflect on identity and the Black experience on campus

Kayleen Carter and Nijzel Dotson

February 7, 2020

Throughout history, Black Americans have endured oppressive abuse.  They were forced to work in grueling, inhumane conditions for no pay. They were denied home ownership and the pursuit of interracial relationships. They were told their livelihoods were to be controlled by those in power. Bla...

NEWS PODCAST: The Black student experience at Sac State

NEWS PODCAST: The Black student experience at Sac State

Kayleen Carter and Nijzel Dotson

February 6, 2020

This week on The State Hornet News Podcast, diversity and identity beat reporter Kayleen Carter and staff writer Nijzel Dotson sit down with freshman criminal justice major Hannah Rowlett to discuss the Black student experience at Sac State in honor of Black History Month.  Carter and Dotson are working on a feature s...

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...

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