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Student Leadership at Rio Hondo College Shows off for Women’s History Month

Thursday March 15th, the student leadership institution gathered in the mid-quad to set up their display called “Women & Sustainability with Alternative Energy Solutions.” The purpose of this event was to send awareness of the different women in history who helped shape America even through different trials like racism and how it effects on indigenous peoples and communities. They also wanted to bring into the light the aftermath affects the Trump Administration gives when they ignore certain big issues.

Several women who made a huge impact on America were also featured as well like those who protested against the Dakota Pipeline. Names like Lauren Howland, Eryn Wise, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, and Jaslyn Charger are named among other women. Student leadership member, Marcy Serrano explained, “One of the examples we had was the Dakota Pipeline,” Serrano said, “It was very real, it was basically the loudest example of what can happen when we don’t listen to these communities,” Serrano goes on to say, “The pipeline did explode, and there were protests to stop it and the Trump Administration refused to listen to them.”

When awareness as such is brought to the attention of our own communities, it is necessary when trying avoid the dangers that form from these different types of problems. Student leadership also wanted to provide information based on things that President Trump has said about climate change and the denial of it all.

Since March is still Women’s History Month, the student leadership team also presented various pictures and information of different women who are involved in auto-technology and their impacting on what they are doing has on our community. A few names are Manuela Papadopol, Kathrin Winkler, Bea Perez, Arielle Bertman, and even Hilary Clinton were given mention on their presentation. Another goal that student leadership wanted to reach was having actual interaction with students.

An email and even flyer that was seen posted up on bulletin boards all around campus gave word to a sort of scavenger hunt and directions on how to become involved. Their flyer stated, “Find Scooby Doo and the mystery gang around campus, take pictures of all and stop by to claim a prize.”

Who doesn’t love a good challenge and to be rewarded after for competing? The student leadership team had pizza boxes stacked up, eager and awaiting different students to show up at their display tables to show the pictures of their Scooby Doo flyer which also had fun facts based on different women who contributed to alternative energy solutions. Although many participated to receive their free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, free food was promised with participation while supplies last! For more information on this or future events, more info is provided at Studentlife@riohondo.edu or you can call 562-908-3427.

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Student Leadership at Rio Hondo College Shows off for Women’s History Month