Our House Intercultural Center

Our House is a radically inclusive space where students form bonds across difference and find a sense of home. From the socially conscious artwork on the walls to the eclectic music playing inside, Our House welcomes students from diverse backgrounds. Beyond simply providing a “safe space,” 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! 


FALL 2019 EVENTS

Chicano Literary Icon Victor Villaseñor
Tuesday October 8, 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Although he grappled with racial discrimination and a learning disability during his school years, Victor Villaseñor went on to publish Rain of Gold (1991), a bestselling novel about his family’s immigrant journey from Mexico to California during the Mexican Revolution, and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir Burro Genius (2006). In his inspiring campus talks, Villaseñor encourages students to cultivate their own unique genius in the face of life’s challenges.


Indigenous Peoples' Day: A Brief Overview of California Indian History
Monday October 14, 12:00PM – 2:00PM

In this workshop by Rose Hammock of the Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians and Round Valley Indian Reservation, you’ll learn more about indigenous tribes within Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino County, followed by hands-on activities exploring significant objects from Pomo and Coast Miwok culture such as baskets, jewelry, and traditional medicines, foods, and teas. Part of Undocumented Student Week of Action honoring the concept that “no one is illegal in stolen land.”


Spoken Word Workshop with Fire Circle Theater
Wednesday October 16, 12:00PM – 2:00PM

As part of Undocumented Student Week of Action, the performing-arts dynamos of Fire Circle Theater will host a fun, low-stress spoken-word poetry workshop where you’ll explore themes of belonging, empowerment, and advocacy for undocumented folks. As part of the workshop, you’ll write your own performance poem. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to share it!


UndocuAlly Legal Observer Training
Thursday October 17, 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Want to support those who are vulnerable to immigration raids and warrant-less searches? Join the new Rapid Response Network hotline (aka "MigraWatch") in Sonoma County as a “legal observer,” someone trained to document what’s going on at the scene of an ICE raid. You don’t interfere or intervene—you collect information that could be crucial later if someone’s rights were violated.Part of Undocumented Student Week of Action.


SRJC For Free! Financial Aid Workshop
Monday October 28, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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!


Fotos y Recuerdos for Selena y El Dia de Los Muertos

Talk and Workshop by las Dos Amandas
Wednesday October 30, 1:30PM – 3:00PM

In honor of El Dia de Los Muertos, SRJC's Dr. Amanda Morrison will facilitate a conversation on the enduring significance of slain pop star Selena Quintanilla, still revered in Latinx communities as a folk icon. This will be followed by a short workshop by local artist and educator Amanda Ayala on how to build beautiful and meaningful altars. Bring fotos or recuerdos (mementos) of Selena or anyone you love to share on our Dia de los Muertos community altar!


Kaila Love Hip-Hop Performance--NOTE TIME CHANGE
Tuesday November 5, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

A local legend! Many SRJC students know Kaila Love from her work with 10,000 Degrees, helping first-gen students like herself go to college. Kaila’s also an up-and-coming hip-hop MC with a soulful flow and empowering message of self-love and sex positivity. She describes her style as “smooth West Coast rap with a hint of hyphy, a sprinkle of soul, and a lot of storytelling.”


Word! Spoken Word and Open Mic ft. AndYes a.k.a. David Loret de Mola
Wednesday November 20, 4:00PM – 5:15PM

David Loret de Mola, a.k.a. AndYes, is a Cuban-American first-generation performance poet, youth educator, and Grand Slam Poetry Champion of Sacramento. He has toured throughout the U.S. and was featured with 100 Thousand Poets for Change in Europe. His poetry has appeared in Button Poetry and numerous chapbooks, and he’s been featured in The Huffington Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Capital City Radio. Among his distinctions, he’s the founder of The Spoken Word Federation, which combines pro-wrestling with poetry slams!


Interested in joining the OUR HOUSE LEARNING COMMUNITY? Learning communities provide extra support and a family-like structure to help students make the most of their first years in college. You form bonds with your student cohort, linked faculty and mentors, and participate in special outings and cultural events in Our House. To find out more, click here.

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