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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 ...

Sac State fraternity Phi Beta Sigma to host mental health forum Wednesday

From left to right: Phi Beta Sigma members Stephen Arnold, John Kimani,  Malachi Powell, and Mark Hamlett. The fraternity is hosting the

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

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...

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