SCC News

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Phi Theta Kappa is holding  a food drive now through Nov. 28. Help us grow our stash of non-perishable food items to be donated to those in need this holiday season!

Drop off donations at the food bins on campus or the SCC Foundation Office, Rodda Hall North, RHN-222.

On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, join us for a rally at the Student Center to take stock of the food donations, meet Hughie the Panther, show your gratitude and take an #unselfie, enjoy tasty snacks, and learn how you can volunteer in the community.

Additionally, you can donate online to the Student Emergency Fund, which provides assistance to students in the times they need it most.

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Dear Los Rios Community,

On Tuesday, the United States Department of Justice announced the administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has the potential to be incredibly harmful for our students, the state of California and indeed the entire nation.

Many of our students are understandably scared and worried about what this means for them and their families. We continue to stand with our students and remain committed to their safety and well-being (read our Board resolution on this topic (PDF)). DACA has afforded hundreds of students in the Los Rios colleges with the opportunity to pursue a college education and improve the lives of their families. Its elimination would cause serious and lasting damage.

In the announcement, the federal government indicated that they plan on “winding down” the program, saying that there will be no immediate change in status for those currently enrolled in DACA but that they will no longer accept new applications. They also announced that those whose permits expire by March 5, 2018 will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals, but it’s unclear what the long-term implications of this would be for applicants. The announcement by the Trump Administration also indicates a desire for Congress to address this issue, but it remains to be seen what, if anything, Congress will do.

We encourage all DACA students to stay informed on this issue and take advantage of the various resources available on campus and throughout our community. A list of some of those resources can be found on the Los Rios Website. Additional resources are also available from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  While we know these are uncertain and scary times, we encourage students to stay enrolled in classes and, for those who are working, maintain their employment. Students should not do anything to jeopardize their current status. DACA enrollees should not leave the country.

As we mentioned last week, we have formed a Rapid Response Team of appropriate leaders from around Los Rios to coordinate our district and colleges’ response to the changes to DACA and all the potential impacts on students, both in the short and long term. We will also continue to advocate to state and national leaders – and anyone else who will listen – for the protection of DACA and for our students.

We will continue to keep you updated as new information is available.

Brian King
Chancellor, Los Rios CCD

Ed Bush
President, Cosumnes River College

Thomas Greene
President, American River College

Michael Gutierrez
President, Sacramento City College

Whitney Yamamura
President, Folsom Lake College

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Join lesbian activist and attorney Rosemary Metrailer on Friday, Dec. 8, for a screening of her documentary, “Legends of Courage,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in PAC 201.

As a part of the film series for the LGBTQIA subcommittee of Staff Equity & Diversity and Student Equity, “Legends of Courage,” an LGBT oral history and documentary film series project, was founded in 2013 to preserve the rich social and political history of advocacy by men and women who led the movement for LGBT equality in the Sacramento region.

Together with 3D Media Solutions, the project focuses on a collection of filmed oral history interviews with individuals who played significant roles in this struggle. The inaugural documentary film features Metrailer, whom Sacramento City College has the opportunity to bring to campus to share her documentary and tell her story of courage and forthright strength in advancing civility for LGBT+ people.

Among the invited guests with the possibility to attend: civil rights advocates and LGBT activists, Laurie McBride, Dennis Mangers (former assembly member), Linda Birner, former publisher of MGW, law partners and civil rights attorneys, Carolyn Langenkamp, and Tami Buscho, and former Mayors Anne Rudin and Heather Fargo.
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Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges, whose main mission is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Sacramento City College – Beta Eta Psi Chapter, will be hosting its Fall 2017 induction ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 2, to welcome and honor these students.

If you have any questions, please email sccptk2015@gmail.com.

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SCC Health Services will host an event called “Paws to Relax,” featuring certified therapy dogs from Pet Partners, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center.

This is an opportunity for students to break away from their studies for some stress-relieving puppy snuggles. But we know students aren’t the only ones who needs a break — faculty and staff are also welcome to take “paws” in their busy day and swing by the event!

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Love the Avengers, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman? Want to know more about the larger world of graphic novels?

Come join us and learn about the artistic and literary merits of graphic novels by Gioia Fonda and Hayley Laird. We even have a few graphic novel activities planned on top of the excellent presentations from our guest speakers. If you like comics or graphic novels, come on over and check out our event. Students and faculty are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

From noon to 1 p.m. in South Gym SOG-119 on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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Dr. Nancy Brown, Women Veterans’ program manager for Northern California Veterans’ Affairs, will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 14, to answer questions about health benefits, disability claims, dependent care, dental coverage and more.

Join us at noon in PAC-102 (adjacent to the Veterans Resource Center). Food and drinks will be provided.

For more information, visit the Veterans Resource Center or go to the VRC women veterans website.

Faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to meet and chat with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 12-1 p.m. in the Student Center.

“Brown Bag with Brian” is an informal conversation with Chancellor King on topics related to the present and future of SCC and the District.

Participants are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch. Lemonade, iced tea and cookies will be provided. Questions or comments may be sent to the Chancellor at kingb@losrios.edu.