Our House Intercultural Center

Our House is a radically inclusive space where students form bonds across difference and find a sense of home. Beyond simply providing a “safe space” for diverse students, Our House offers opportunities for deep levels of student engagement through consciousness-raising activities and multicultural events that range from musical performances to art workshops to guest talks by social-justice activists. It’s also a comfortable place to hang out, study, hold club meetings, and meet with staff who are here to help you thrive in your studies and in life.


HOSTED CLUBS

SRJC Petaluma Queer Student Union
Wednesdays 11:30AM – 1:00PM

President's email: abigailh360@gmail.com
Vice President's email: lucaqford@gmail.com
Club email: srjcqsupetaluma@gmail.com
Club Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/srjcqsu/

The SRJC Petaluma Queer Student Union's purpose is to support the social, political, and academic success of LGBTQ+ students and allies. Come join us! 


SPRING 2020 EVENTS

 

"Black Futures: On Mermaids, Resilient Interventions, and Environmental Catharsis”
Workshop with Teju Adisa-Farrar
Wednesday February 5, 12:00PM – 1:30PM

In honor of Black History Month, Bay Area cultural geographer,urbanist, environmentalist, and poet Teju Adisa-Farrar will lead a workshop on black geographies and racial justice. 


SRJC For Free! Financial Aid Workshop
Wednesday February 5
11:00AM – 1:00PM, Student Success Center (PC 690)   OR
5:00PM – 7:00PM, Our House Intercultural Center (PC 116)

It’s not too late to apply for financial aid—not just for next school year, but for this current one! See if you qualify for FREE MONEY to go to college… lots of students do. All you have to do is fill out an application. SRJC Financial Aid expert staff will be on hand to help get it done and get your money on! 


​Right to a Roof!/Derecho al Techo Workshop with North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP)
Wednesday February 26, 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Do you seek to live in a society where dignified housing is accessible to all, with no one sleeping on the streets, and working families live without fear of eviction, displacement, and harassment? Learn how to get involved in the fight for fair housing in Sonoma County, one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S.


“Moon Mujeres” Painting Plática with Amanda Ayala
Wednesday March 4, 10:30AM – 12:00PM

In honor of Women’s History Month, Sonoma County artist and SRJC alum Amanda Ayala will lead a Chicana-feminist themed painting workshop focused on the motif of la luna (the moon).


Best Practices for Serving Undocu & LGBTQ Students
CANCELLED--RESCHEDULED DATE TBD

Let's build our cultural competency and make sure all students feel safe. Learn the difference between terms like "undocumented" and "dreamer" and get clarity on queer-friendly ways to use gender pronouns. 


National Poetry Month Workshop with July Westhale
Wednesday April 8, 11:30AM – 1:00PM

Award-winning author July Westhale will present a poetry workshop exploring LGBTQ+ themes, in partnership with SRJC Petaluma’s Queer Student Union (QSU).


We The Future Social Justice Confernce
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2020. RESCHEDULED DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

We the Future is a day-long conference aims to raise consciousness and inspire action. Our theme this year is “CITIZEN 2020: POWER IN NUMBERS.” Given that 2020 is the year of a presidential election and a U.S. Census survey, we’re exploring issues of citizenship and non-citizenship, franchise and disenfranchisement, cultural and global citizenship, civic engagement and public commons, counting and being counted, and being heard.