SRJC clubs present online in semester’s first Club Day

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Prospective and current club members gathered on Zoom Wednesday in the first ICC Club Day of the semester.

Ashley Luna, Staff Writer

Santa Rosa Junior College Inter-Club Council showcased a multitude of clubs eager to inform and recruit new members over Zoom Wednesday. 

The event featured representatives from the ASL Club, Baha’i Club, Biology Club, Black Student Union, MEChA, Second Chance Club, Student Ambassadors and Young Americans for Liberty. 

Following Young Americans for Liberty SRJC President West Below’s presentation, which included information regarding an upcoming event featuring controversial conservative TikTok star Tyler Breen, Student Body President Delashay Carmona Benson spoke out against the club’s involvement with Breen.

“For anyone to dehumanize a group in our community and belittle them in doing so is wrong,” she said.

Second Chance Club member Julio Torres agreed with Benson, saying although he does not “support the censoring of ideas, theories or thoughts,” he condemns Breen’s rhetoric. 

“I did ask about the allegations of homophobic and transphobic remarks, but I did not get the necessary information,” Below said. Benson later said she supports Young Americans for Liberty and “believes all voices count, but not hate speech of any kind.” 

Inclusivity was a common theme among Club Day presentations. 

Representative from the Black Student Union announced an incredible lineup of discussions and workshops that will be held over Zoom for Black History Month. Events including ”Black Disability in Resistance and Creating” and “Black Mental Health Matters” are designed to highlight intersections within the Black community to foster an educational and informative dialogue.

The Second Chance Club, currently the biggest club on campus with over 80 members, is a program for formerly incarcerated students that offers services for career counseling, home life transition and integration back into the community.

ASL Club President Grace Mosier spoke about the importance of inclusive accessibility during her presentation. Her goals for ASL Club are to connect students to the deaf community’s culture and curate a safe space for all members.

Ken Beck, Baha’i Club president, said his club welcomes all walks of spiritual life to form a club promoting peace and unity. The Baha’i Club mission statement emphasizes spiritual growth, openness and peaceful action.

The Inter-Club Council meets  1:30–3 p.m. every Wednesday via Zoom. To join the next meeting, visit https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/7334819778

More clubs will continue to form over the next few weeks. For more information, visit https://studentlife.santarosa.edu/student-clubs.