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Annette Reed, Tolowa Dee-ni, sits as chair of Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State. Working at the university since 1998, Reed previously served as director of Native American studies at Sac State. Photo courtesy of Annette Reed.

Native American ethnic studies chair recounts higher education journey

Emma Hall April 13, 2021
Annette Reed, one of 18 Native American faculty members at Sacramento State, has become a mentor and inspiration for Native American students at Sac State.
(Left to right) Jeannie Wong, Chi Vang, Seunghee Wie and Yee Thao spoke about the surge of anti-Asian attacks at Sac State’s virtual Stop AAPI Hate event on March 30. This event comes after the mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16 that killed 6 Asian women, which also provoked national dialogue about anti-Asian racism. Screenshots by Emma Hall.

Sac State AAPI community members respond to nationwide anti-Asian attacks

Emma Hall March 30, 2021
Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty, staff and students are calling for change following the Atlanta shooting on March 16 that killed six Asian women, as well as the increase in anti-Asian attacks.
From left to right, peer mentors Alexis Jimenez, Ashley Jeffers, and women and gender studies department chair Dr. Sujatha Moni discuss inclusivity in the women’s studies department at Sacramento State. The department celebrated its 50th year anniversary this year. Photos taken via Zoom.

Women’s and gender studies students and faculty reflect on department’s 50th anniversary

Estefany Nuñez and Skyler Lacey March 29, 2021
Sac State’s women’s gender studies department was one of the first programs of its kind in the United States when it was first established October 1971. Faculty and students spoke with The State Hornet to share their thoughts on the department’s 50th anniversary.
Andrea Ritchie discusses police violence, mass incarceration, and criminalization through the perspective of Black women and women of color in a Sac State virtual event Monday, March 8, 2021. The event was held in celebration of Women’s History Month and the 50th anniversary of the women’s studies department at Sacramento State. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Attorney and activist Andrea Ritchie talks police violence against women of color

Diego Tejeda March 8, 2021
Activist and attorney Andrea Ritchie discussed the rising rates of female incarceration, the death of Breonna Taylor and police misconduct against women of color in honor of Women’s History Month.
Environmental science professor James W. Reede stands outside the University Union’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic Feb. 8, 2021. Reede was raised by his community activist mother who worked alongside many prominent civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Belafonte and A. Phillip Randolph.

Environmental studies professor reflects on experience with civil rights movement

Estefany Nuñez February 26, 2021
Sac State environmental studies professor James Reede said he will never forget seeing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King sitting in his mother’s living room. Read about his experience with the civil rights movement.
From left to right, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina are Black politicians that have risen in prominence in local and U.S. politics. “Rep. James Clyburn” by SEIU International is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. “Kamala Harris” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo of Carroll Fife courtesy of City of Oakland's website. Graphic made in Procreate.

Sac State Black community reflects on Black leadership’s impact in politics

Sydney Roll and Jacob Holden February 19, 2021
Black Sacramento State students, an alumnus and a professor reflect on the rise of Black political figures.
Author Feminista Jones speaks about Black liberation during a virtual Zoom event hosted by Sac State’s Unique on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Jones’ event accompanies the university’s celebration of Black History Month.  Photo taken via Zoom by Emma Hall.

Author Feminista Jones talks social media activism at Sac State virtual event

Emma Hall February 17, 2021
Feminista Jones, author of “Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from Tweets to the Streets,” spoke at a virtual Sac State event about Black liberation and social media activism.
PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Legal advocate explains the situation for DACA and Dreamers

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Legal advocate explains the situation for DACA and Dreamers

Estefany Nuñez, Maria Ceja, Mercy Sosa, and Robbie Pierce December 17, 2020
DACA was fully reinstated this month but faces legal challenges such as an upcoming court case Dec. 22. In this bilingual podcast, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights advocate Andrés Guerra explains how to apply and what to watch for when applying.
PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Defensor legal explica la situación de DACA y Dreamers

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Defensor legal explica la situación de DACA y Dreamers

Estefany Nuñez, Maria Ceja, Mercy Sosa, and Robbie Pierce December 17, 2020
DACA estaba completamente reinstalada al principio de este mes, pero hay desafíos legales como un juicio en Dec. 22. En este podcast bilingüe, el defensor legal para la Coalición por los Derechos Humanos de Inmigrantes Andrés Guerra explica como aplicar y lo que deberían vigilar para cuando apliquen.
A judge ordered the Trump administration to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was ended in 2017. Program coordinator for the Dreamer Resource Center Erik Ramirez said DACA will protect undocumented young immigrants from deportation and let them work lawfully. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

DACA reinstated for first time since 2017

Estefany Nuñez December 9, 2020
A judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security to reinstate the DACA program this week and accept new applicants.
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