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

Sacramento State alumnus Eugene Day speaks at the Renaissance Society's weekly forum about his experience as an inmate and drug addict Friday afternoon November 1, 2019 in the University Union Redwood Room.

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

The United State of Women held Galvanize, CA at Sacramento State Saturday. The event is meant to support gender equity through coalition collaborations at the national and local level.

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

Sac State Alumni tell current students about their experiences at EOP's Open Mic Event Monday. The event was part of the celebration of the program's 50th anniversary.

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

Community members march during the 40th annual Take Back the Night rally on Saturday, Oct. 13.

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

Coco Bechamel performs in the University Union Ballroom Wednesday, Oct. 16. They wore a sparkly dress and flashy jewelry for the performance.

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...

40th annual Take Back the Night raises awareness of gender-based violence

Emigh Turnbull, an El Camino High School junior, holds up a sign in front of protesters at the Take Back the Night rally and march Saturday evening.

Kendra Rivera-Molina, Brooke Uhlenhop, and Patrick Walsh

October 13, 2019

Take Back the Night Sacramento held their 40th annual rally and march to raise awareness of, and bring an end to gender-based violence Saturday evening in Midtown, Sacramento. Take Back the Night is an organization that works toward ending all forms of violence. The organization supports LGBTQ+ a...

‘Nothing in my life is secure’: Sac State DACA recipients speak out

From left to right, in this photo illustration are DACA recipients Israel Flores, Denisse Garcia and Erik Ramirez. The California State University recently granted funds for schools in their system to offer legal services to DACA recipients.

Kendra Rivera-Molina

October 9, 2019

Seven years ago, President Barack Obama announced an immigration policy that allowed those who were brought to the United States as undocumented children and youth to lawfully stay in the country, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program. In 2017, President Donald Trump declared the...

State funding allows Sac State to expand immigration services

A pin with the Dreamer Resource Center sign. The Dreamer Resource center recently received funding from the CSU that allowed them to hire a third lawyer to offer immigration services.

Max Connor, news editor

October 8, 2019

For two years the Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) at Sacramento State, in collaboration with non-profit groups and pro-bono lawyers, has been providing legal immigration counseling for students and their families.  With the passage of the California state budget in June, California State Universities ...

University Library celebrates 25th anniversary of Japanese American Archival Collection

Taking the stage, Mitchell Maki addresses the crowd after being introduced by Sac State assistant sociology professor Susan Nakaoka Thursday. Maki was Susan Nakaoka's professor and acted as advisor to her master's thesis, which studied female second-generation Japanese American activists.

Chris Wong

October 4, 2019

The Sacramento State University Library celebrated the 25th anniversary of receiving the first donation of the Japanese American Archival Collection Thursday in the Union. The event’s main guest speakers were civil rights attorney Mia Yamamoto and Mitchell Maki, executive director for the Go For Brok...

Conservative club TPUSA hosts Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, talks free speech

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley takes the stage on Thursday, Sept. 26 at an event organized by Sac State's campus chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative group. The chapter's president Megan Masten said 69 people were in attendance at Thursday's event.

Chris Wong

September 27, 2019

Conservative campus club Turning Point USA, TPUSA, hosted Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, R-Granite Bay, Thursday to discuss issues surrounding free speech on college campuses. Kiley is currently a state Assemblymember representing District 6, which covers Lincoln and the suburbs around Folsom Lake. H...

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