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Our House is a radically inclusive space where students form bonds across differences 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.

Your attendance at any of the events highlighted below can qualify you to enter a drawing for Airpods. Read more here: welcome.santarosa.edu/events

Accessibility Note: If there is a Deaf participant who requests interpreting services to access your event, please contact the Interpreting Services Office at least one week prior to the event to make arrangements. InterpretingServices@santarosa.edu, or send a text to (707) 230-3895.

Click Here for Queer Resources and Programming 

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The Healing Space-A Private Space To Hold Your Therapy Sessions at Our House

The Healing Space at Our House (Jacobs 116) is available for use!

Our House and QRC offer a healing space for any individual that would like to access their online therapy appointments, if you want to meditate, or just take a break! The room has a computer to access your sessions, the ability to dim lights, fidgets, a noise machine, coloring books, plants and comfortable blankets.  The space is available M-Th from 9:30 to 2. 

To reserve this space please visit this link and sign up for a slot: Student Office Space

Below you can find the times for psychological services:

Santa Rosa: In-Person & Zoom:
Mon - Thu 8:30 AM -5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Petaluma: In Person & Zoom
Wed: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Both Locations: call for after-hours appointments

Santa Rosa: In-person & Zoom:
Mon - Thu 2:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM

Petaluma: In-Person & Zoom
Wed: 2:00 PM


Spring 2024 Events

Park Design LogoJoin us on Tuesday, May 14th from 11 AM to 1 PM for a pop up art event at SRJC Petaluma at the outdoor canopy! Our House is excited to collaborate with Raizes Collective, Kimzin Creative and Petaluma River Park for this amazing event!

Work with professional artists from Raizes Collective while we help envision a brand new multi-million dollar park in the heart of Petaluma!
Martes 14 de Mayo 11 AM-1 PM. Trabaja con artistas profesionales de Raizes Collective mientras exploramos estas preguntas y ayudamos a avizorar un nuevo parque en el corazon de Petaluma!






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 Join us to hear from Katie "KD" Dixon on Tuesday, February 20th from 11-12:30 at Our House (Jacobs 116). KD, a community organizer and advocate, will be presenting on how we can seek to empower community members through advocacy and healing sessions. HTA combines political education with community-based healing. KD hopes to empower people on the importance of getting involved and discuss why healing through action should be a part of a person's healing journey.  We are also very excited that Vegan Mob, a Black owned, Oakland based vegan BBQ and soul food spot founded by Toriano Gordon will be catering!

Registration: Closed

Link to recording: Healing Through Action







 Preserving Indigenous Cultures with Reuben Crowfeather

Join Reuben Crowfeather at Our House (Jacobs 116) from 11 AM-12 PM on Thursday November 2 for a discussion on how he continues to preserve his tribes cultures, language, identity, and customs.

Reuben Crowfeather is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation now resides in Santa Rosa with his wife and kids. Reuben is a traditional dancer, singer, and Eyapaha (master of ceremonies) for his tribe. He is passionate about sharing the teachings that have been passed down to him. 

Reuben’s educational background is in Addiction Studies. Another passion for Reuben is planting seeds of addiction prevention in our youth using non-western modalities. He currently works as a cultural/spiritual mentor in Sonoma County and Bay Area. 

Reuben will discussing how Indigenous cultures have evolved and continue to evolve, how they continue to practice their culture, customs, and preserve their language.

Registration Closed


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Sanacion del Pueblo Campus Edition   Hosted by Our House, MEChA de SRJC, Petaluma Council, and North Bay Organizing Project

Tuesday, April 4th, 11am-2pm

Sanación del Pueblo (community healing) Campus Edition is coming to SRJC Petaluma, Tuesday April 4th from 11am-2pm!

This event is collaboration with Our House Intercultural Center, Petaluma Council, North Bay Organizing Project and MEChA de SRJC to help build a bridge for students experiencing stress and what we have heard as a desire for more support for mental health and physical wellbeing. We will be hosting this event on the same day as SRJC Petaluma’s Fresh Farmer’s Market and will also be offering lunch to students, as well as massage therapy, herbal workshops, art workshops, yoga led by the SRJC Petaluma’s Yoga Club, and restorative listening circles. This event will be held outside in the areas by Our House Intercultural Center and the Welcome and Connect Center. The event, including listening circles, has bilingual capacity and we highly encourage students whose primary language is Spanish to participate. We hope that students will experience a sense of support and relief as well as share their experiences and ideas on how to build a caring and supportive campus community. 

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 When We Translate  Conversation with Kailea Frederick, NDN Collective/Loam

Wednesday, March 15th, 11am-12pm

Registration Closed.

"This work needs those who bridge worlds, who walk the in-between of identities, maybe accepted fully in none yet familiar with all." - Ruth Łchav'aya K'isen Miller 

In a moment marked by social and political division, it can be easy to forget that many of us carry the inherent skills to create and build bridges between unlikely worlds. In this session students will be guided through an interactive exercise where they will have the chance to reflect on their own lived experiences and how they translate the worlds they bind together. 

Kailea Frederick (she/her), Community Publisher, is a mother of Tahltan, Kaska and Black American lineage. She has dedicated the last ten years to working at the intersections of climate justice, resilience thinking and independent publishing, previously serving as NDN Collective's Climate Justice Organizer, Editor for Loam Magazine and as a Climate Commissioner for the City of Petaluma. Her diverse publications on climate change, disaster preparedness and parenting during collapse have been utilized as curriculum across schools in the United States and Canada, and her 2021 publication with NDN Collective, Required Reading: Climate Justice, Adaptation and Investing in Indigenous Power was recommended reading by the White House.  



flyer for We The Future social justice conferenceWe The Future! 
Annual Social Justice Conference

Friday, April 21st, 9am-2:30pm

Click HERE for more information about We The Future








 Flyer for paint workshop, grey background with white text, surrounded by yellow and orange water color.Painting Workshop with Lucero Vargas


Tuesday January 31st from 12 to 1pm.

Registration is closed.

Attendees will meet at Our House (Jacobs 116) at noon. No art experience necessary!

Lucero employs a native folk art style to explore identity, post-colonialism, gender, and race in American society. Art transformed her life and has helped her heal her trauma. She hopes to use the same process to help young people and empower all marginalized groups, to capture their beauty and strength and share it with the world. Vargas strongly believes art is one of the best tools for anyone to heal the spirit, mind, and body.


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 Black Wellness: Cultivating Legacies of Vibrancy
 Two-Part Workshop by Abi Huff

Tues & Thursday, February 21st & 23rd, 12-1pm

Registration is closed.

Join Abi Huff, Herbalist, Educator, Activist/Organizer for a community exploration that centers the Black Experience through dialogue, discussion, and practices rooted in a healing justice framework. We will explore the impact of systems of oppression on the Black Body, Psyche, and Black Spirituality/Cosmologies while focusing on a spectrum of anecdotes to support our healing that includes our connection to land, plant medicine, somatics, and ancestral healing. 

Abi Huff has been building relationships with the plants intentionally for nearly 2 decades, realizing that the plants have been her primary Teachers who have raised her up. Her sacred work is dedicated to healing the land and people, facilitating explorations of ancestral healing through herbalism, somatics, plants and their spirit medicine, and the continued work of understanding and embodying the complexities of decolonizing our medicines, foods, relationship to land and place, and our lineages. 



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 Self-Care Hour: Herbal Remedies and Meditation 
 Workshop by Nadia Solano

Monday, March 6th, 12-1pm

Registration closed.

Nadia Solano is back for another workshop on herbal remedies for mental and physical health and wellness. Nadia will guide us through a meditation, teach us about springtime herbal allies, and share an activity creating floral tea blends.

Nadia Solano (she/her) is a traditional yerbera who studied from elders in Mexico, a reiki practitioner, and reconnecting indigenous woman based in Southern Pomo land. Inspired by her father's garden and his innate communication with the plants, she strives to continue that conversation through plant medicine and communal offerings. Nadia hopes to inspire ancestral connection and forming alliances with plants as we walk this earthly path.


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 Power, Advantage, and Oppression
 Training with On The Margins

Friday, March 10th, 3:45-6:15pm

Registration closed.

Join us for a dynamic training with On The Margins on the topic of Power, Advantage, and Oppression. Participants will:

  • Reflect on how power and advantage show up for them personally.
  • Identify what power is and how it shows up in society.
  • Learn new ideas and perspectives on power sharing.
  • Explore different ways to encourage a shift in power dynamics.

A little bit about On The Margins:

We envision a world without prisons and borders; that centers racial, gender, economic and ecological justice; that is pro Black Indigenous Womxn of Color and Trans communities; that cherishes pleasure, creative pedagogy, and imaginative exploration; and that centers community accountability.

Our commitment is inspired by Fannie Lou Hamer’s freedom teachings. We believe that "Nobody's free until everybody's free." Our work seeks to amplify community care, cultural wealth, and resilience in bold and politicized ways. Understanding that marginalized communities are under assault, we are trying to disrupt systems of oppression in academic, clinical, health systems, and political spaces.



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