Category Archives: Cultural Awareness Center

During a lunchtime assembly in the main quad on Monday, Nov. 14, Interim President Michael Poindexter, Student Trustee Marianna Sousa and about 150 members of the college community discussed the 2016 election during an event entitled: “Campus Civility in Time of Discord: Reflection of our 2016 Election.”

The event was staged by the Cultural Awareness Center and Student Leadership and Development.

For more photos from the event, please see the SCC Slide Show  page on our website.

Join us on Tuesday, March 8 for “Quilts of Many Colors,” a celebration of quilts, and meet the women of the Sisters Quilting Collective.

The reception will be held from noon to 1:30 in the Cultural Awareness Center.

For more information, contact the CAC at 558-2575. Students requiring additional accommodations, please contact the DSPS office at 558-2087. Faculty/staff requiring sign language interpreter service should contact Chris Iwata at 558-2552.

Sacramento City College formally introduced itself Tuesday, Sept. 15, as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) during a lunchtime ceremony that included a ribbon cutting, free cake and a great concert.

SCC has been designated an HSI college by virtue of the fact that more than 25% of all students claim Hispanic/Latino background. In fact, Sac City is now more than 29% Hispanic/Latino, representing the single highest racial/ethnic group at the college.

As an HSI college, SCC can apply for federal grants, through the United States Department of Agriculture, to provide more services for students. SCC has applied for available grants and is awaiting word on whether the application has been accepted.

In addition, Tuesday was Mexican Independence Day.

In commemoration of Mexico & Central American Independence Day, the Cultural Awareness Center will sponsor a special performance by James Barrera.

Student Leadership and Development is bringing out DJ Big Al from ALifornia Entertainment to play salsa, Cumbia, and Mariachi music.

The celebration will be held from 12 pm – 1 pm on the SCC Quad.

World-renowned composer and singer-songwriter Lourdes Pérez will give a free concert on Thursday, October 2 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC – 106) from 12 pm – 1 pm.

On Friday, October 3, 2014  from 10 am – 5 pm in the Cultural Awareness Center,  Pérez will offer a workshop entitled, “Compose Yourself”. The workshop  is a day-long journey into the heart and soul of songwriting, where people with no prior experience writing lyrics or composing music move through a process of writing songs.

Please note this workshop is by registration only, and open to everyone except those who participated in the songwriting workshop held during spring semester.

“Compose Yourself” is open to everyone, but space is limited. Please contact Professor Riad Bahhur at or 916-650-2738 to register.