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A Message of Solidarity and Action

June 2, 2020

Together we stand in solidarity with our Black community, and our students, faculty, staff, and administrators, to fight against systemic inequity, injustice, and racism.

Words cannot explain the pain our Black colleagues and students feel due to the racist atrocities happening nationwide. The deaths, the murders, the weaponization of race by calling the police on Black people, the wearing of white supremacist paraphernalia - it must stop.

It is heartbreaking to see our friends, loved ones, colleagues and community continue to suffer and grieve. As a parent, my heart hurts for parents of Black men and boys. As a human, my heart hurts for all Black people in the US.  

Together we stand in solidarity with our Black community - our students, faculty, staff, and administrators - to fight against systemic inequity, injustice, and racism. It is our responsibility to restore faith and hope to our campus.

The Sacramento City College African American Task Force has already convened to share, support and discuss what actionable change looks like at the college. The task force will continue to meet to provide guidance on the action needed to make systemic changes to our campus. More communication will be coming from the college as we take action steps to change. 

To the members of SCC’s Black community, we see you, we hear you, and we will take action to deconstruct structural racism so that our Black students can succeed at Sacramento City College.

Michael Gutierrez
President
Sacramento City College

Resources

Students can access free telehealth medical and mental health services are available to students through TimelyMD (until mid-August). To register and access this service, go to the TimelyMD landing page: campus.health or download the TimelyMD app. When your visit is over, enter code SCC2020 during check out to waive the cost. 

Employees can access mental health assistance through the  Employee Assistance Program.

Anti-Racism and Allyship Resources

Related Links

CCCCO Call to Action Webinar

Los Rios Statement on George Floyd Tragedy

ASHÉ Center
ASHÉ Center and Umoja-SBA seek to enhance the educational experience for students of African descent at Sacramento City College.

Black Student Union (BSU)
Our goal is helping our students know their history as well as lowering the black student drop out rate.

Our Values
Learn about Sacramento City College's vision, mission, and our commitment to equity.

Equity and Diversity
At Sacramento City College, we value equity and diversity. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against, harassed, or excluded from any benefits, activities, or programs.

Student Advisory Committee BLM Support Statement (PDF)