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November 5, 2021
Honoring and Supporting Our Veterans

All Los Rios student veterans are invited to a listening session on Monday, November 8, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm via Zoom. This event will provide a supportive place for our veterans, in light of recent events surrounding the U.S. withdrawal out of Afghanistan and issues related to the pandemic. Hosted by the ARC Veterans Resource Center in collaboration with Los Rios’ Center for Mental Health and Wellness. Additional resources are available to veterans – contact the Veterans Resource Center for more information.

Then join FLC's Equity Center to honor and celebrate the contributions and creativity of veterans in our community on Wednesday, November 10, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm via Zoom. Presenters include veteran Reneé Marie and Maria Maldonado of Peace Poles for Schools, as well as student veteran Will Hong.

American River College will also be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. No classes will be held and all college offices will be closed. Thank you to all of our student veterans and our faculty and staff who are former military for your service!

Watch the video below for messages of support for our veterans.
November is Native American Heritage Month

In November, we celebrate Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month and the history, culture, accomplishments, and contributions of the people who were the first inhabitants of the United States. Explore the dances, family traditions, and music of American Indians and Alaska Natives with a special collection of films, short stories, and resources on the PBS website.
Wellness Writing for Stress Relief
Join us for a "Write Your Way to Wellness" workshop on Wednesday, November 10 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm via Zoom. Learn about the therapeutic power of wellness writing and journaling, which can help you decompress when life's many demands start to overwhelm you. Hosted by FLC’s Tom Goff with the Reading & Writing Center and Mary Hansen with Health & Wellness Services.
Movies for Mental Health
You are invited to “Movies for Mental Health” on Wednesday, November 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm via Zoom (register now). This interactive, online experience will feature an anonymous, chat-based discussion on mental health, the stigma that frequently surrounds mental illness, and media portrayals of mental health issues. Following this will be a live screening of three award-winning short films, therapeutic activities to consciously connect minds and bodies, and collective exploration of what the work means for us as individuals. The event will culminate in a panel of lived-experience speakers and mental health resources, empowering us to share our own stories and access support available to us in these uncertain times. Hosted by SCC Health & Wellness Services.
November Career Workshops

This November there are a number of free virtual workshops to help you boost your career skills. Please register in advance to save your seat!

Understanding Afghanistan Beyond Soundbites

All are invited to "Understanding Afghanistan Beyond Soundbites," a teach-in with special guest speaker Dr. Hakeem Naim on Tuesday, November 16, 3:00 to 4:15 pm. Dr. Naim is an SCC alumnus who currently teaches history at Northern Arizona State University. He grew up in Afghanistan and has lived in multiple countries as a refugee/immigrant. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Middle East history from the University of California at Davis in 2019. In his research, Dr. Naim focuses on late 19th century Islamic nationalism, colonialism, post-colonial theories, and comparative intellectual history of the Ottoman Empire, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Dr. Naim will help us understand the nature and impacts of 20 years of US military occupation of Afghanistan and the recent withdrawal of US troops. Register in advance for this event sponsored by SCC’s Global Studies program.
The New Parrot Is Here
The new issue of the Parrot, the newsletter from ARC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program, is available online now. Enjoy a variety of stories and profiles from ESL students and faculty.
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