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CREATING A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS: SRJC PASSES SAFE HAVEN RESOLUTION

March 8, 2017  En Español Santa Rosa Junior College’s Board of Trustees recently passed a resolution that demonstrates SRJC’s commitment to creating a safe learning environment for all, free from harassment and discrimination. It’s called “... Continue Reading

Speaking Out Against Gender-Based Violence in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“ON A TYPICAL DAY, MORE THAN 20,000 PHONE CALLS ARE PLACED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES NATIONWIDE.” “1 IN 3 WOMEN AND 1 IN 4 MEN HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF [SOME FORM OF] PHYSICAL VIOLENCE BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER WITHIN THEIR LIFETIME.” (National... Continue Reading

Lessons in Leadership

  What are we teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College besides academic subjects? Many of our students are young and learning about life, so what they learn outside of the classroom is at least as important as what they learn inside. When students... Continue Reading

Beginnings, Connections and Courage

  My first day of kindergarten, my mother walked me three blocks to school, P.S. 1 in New York City. I was terrified of school, but I got through the first day. The next day, she said, “Have a great day,” and sent me to walk alone. I was stunned... Continue Reading

LGBTQ Pride Month: SRJC Moving From Belief to Action

Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court ruling recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Photo credit: Simona R. StefanescuThe recent Supreme Court decision supporting same-sex couples’ right to marry marked a watershed moment, not... Continue Reading

Thoughts on the Influence of Women and Asian-Pacific Culture in My Life

In February, my family and my people welcomed the Chinese/Lunar New Year. In March, a larger number, at least in California, celebrates Women's History Month. For me, these two events represent deeply felt influences in my leadership style and my... Continue Reading

Thoughts inspired by Black History Month: a time to learn about African-American history and achievements

I grew up on the lower East side of New York City next to public housing, also known as “the Projects.” In my elementary school, it was African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Jews and Chinese immigrants. I felt an affinity for all of these groups and,... Continue Reading