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‘You were my bullies’: Sac State theatre and dance students confront faculty over systemic racism

Students, staff and alumni attending a

Khala Clarke and Nijzel Dotson

August 9, 2020

Over the past month, members of the Sacramento State theatre and dance department have set up virtual meetings for students and alumni to share their stories of systemic racism from professors in the theatre and dance department. “Black lives are and have always been subjugated to oppression in...

NEWS PODCAST: Assembly Bill 2023 and deadnaming in the classroom

Sac State alumnus Lauren Pulido currently works for the state legislature. Pulido appeared on this episode of the News Podcast to discuss Assembly Bill 2023.

Kayleen Carter and Robbie Pierce

April 27, 2020

On this episode of The State Hornet’s News Podcast, our diversity and identity beat writer Kayleen Carter interviewed Lauren Pulido, a class of 2019 alumnus who now works at the state legislature, about AB 2023. If passed, the bill would allow transgender and nonbinary students to use their preferred...

Sac State hosts community forum discussing Asian American discrimination, coronavirus

Democratic California Senator Richard Pan explains information about the novel coronavirus and medical advice to prevent contamination at Sac State's University Union on Wednesday, March 4

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

Rosie Quinzel, a computer science major, poses in the Pride Center at the University Union at Sac State on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Quinzel is transgender and said she agrees students should be allowed to use their preferred names on diplomas.

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

Donny Lewis Jr., Chukwudi Nnodim and Jordan Neel pose for a photo near Lassen Hall on Monday, Feb. 4. All three men shared their thoughts on their experience as Black students.

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

From left to right: Staff writer Nijzel Dotson,  freshman criminal justice major Hannah Rowlett and diversity and identity reporter Kayleen Carter. On Feb 5, 2020 they discussed the Black student experience at Sac State for this week's episode of The State Hornet News Podcast.

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

Racial equality activist Ruby Bridges addresses the crowd during the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Sac State Union Ballroom on Sunday, Jan. 26. Bridges was recognized for being the first Black child to desegregate an elementary school in the south.

Kayleen Carter and Dylan 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

#VivaLaMujer advocate Ruth Ibarra speaks at Southside Park for organization NorCal Resist at the Sacramento Women's March on January 18, 2020. Thousands marched together in support of equal rights at the fourth annual iteration of this event.

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

Al Striplen is a retired professor and counselor at Sacramento State as well as a teacher of Native American flute. He said that he separates his Indigenous heritage from Thanksgiving, in order to participate in the holiday.

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

Author Tim Wise lectures Sac State students in the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Nov. 7. Wise is a prominent anti-racism activist and spoke on the rise of white nationalism during the Trump administration.

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 ...

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