Cover illustration of the comic book, depicting three young women of color, smiling warmly, with arms around each other and fists raised

How Did We Get Here?

A former SCC sociology student, Sociology Professor Nich Miller and several city organizers made an incredible comic book that tells stories from South Sacramento!

The stories in the comic came from interviews with community members across the city, including SCC students participating in an optional service-learning assignment in Professor Miller’s HSI-SAGE Sociology 300 course. They explore topics of systematic inequality, structural violence and racism, and community health.

The comic book was funded by the California Endowment as part of a four-city community engagement project.

A digital copy of the comic book is available online at