Category Archives: Cultural Awareness Center News

Group of "Emerging" male leaders who received the 2018 award stand smiling for a group photo with President Gutierrez and vice presidents Poindexter and Palm

More than 75 people attended the Young Men Emerging Leadership awards program at SCC.

Students were able to invite family and friends to join in the celebration. SCC President Michael Gutierrez, Vice President of Student Services Michael Poindexter and Interim Vice President of Instruction Don Palm were present to congratulate the recipients.

The Cultural Awareness Center has hosted this awards program for the last 13 years. The men are SCC students nominated by  faculty and staff. To be considered, students need to have excelled in one or more of these areas: have a 3.7 or higher GPA; be a community leader; overcome obstacles; have a non-traditional career path (for example, nursing); and/or be a scholar athlete.

Over the years, more than 400 students have received this distinguished award.

 

Four drummers of different ages are drumming enthusiastically outdoors in front of the Student Center at a previous event on campus

The Sacramento Taiko Dan drummers will be on campus on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

Sacramento Taiko Dan is the premiere Japanese drumming ensemble in the greater Sacramento region. The combination of renowned drummers and outstanding drums enables them to provide audiences with world-class entertainment.

Several hands of different skin color, stacked in the center of a huddle, suggesting friendship, teamwork and support
The Cultural Awareness Center and International Student Programs present “Coming Out Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Stop by the Student Center throughout the day to learn, share and celebrate!
  • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Being Transgender in America
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Light refreshments
  • 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. Open mic: Coming out stories
  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Screening of film: “Transamerica”
  • 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. Discussion of film and follow-up
Time Wise speaking on stage

Tim hosted an interactive talk and breakout session in which participants were invited to examine institutional practices and procedures which often inadvertently perpetuate unequal opportunity and treatment.

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of seven books including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America and his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

Through Wise’s lively and informed talk, attendees discussed tools and developed strategies for shifting the institutional culture at SCC in the direction of greater parity.

Tim Wise Workshop March 17, 2017

Tim will host an interactive breakout session in which participants will be invited to examine institutional practices and procedures which often inadvertently perpetuate unequal opportunity and treatment. Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of seven books including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America and his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

Attendees will develop strategies for shifting the institutional culture at SCC in the direction of greater parity. Space is extremely limited for the workshop. Please, RSVP for the 2:30 p.m. workshop by sending an email to dennism@scc.losrios.edu as soon as possible.
You are invited!

1-2:30 p.m. Talk
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
*Open to everyone

2:30-3:15 p.m. Book signing
PAC Lobby

3:30-5 p.m. Workshop
Cultural Awareness Center
*Please, note: Workshop is full and closed.

For more information, contact:
Mark Dennis at
DennisM@scc.losrios.edu
or (916) 558-2395

Refreshments will be served
during the workshop!

Jazz band performs on stage in front of an image of MLK projected on the screen in the Student Center before a seated audience.

Local jazz vocalists Virginia Ayers Dawson, Aaron Gayden and Beth Duncan performed “What the World Needs Now,” celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Sacramento City College Student Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

A crowd of about 60 was in attendance.

students standing in quad

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.

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.