In person college classes are coming back, but not without mandatory vaccinations.

College campuses, unlike K-12 educational institutions have had substantially less in person attendance, in which the facilities were practically empty except for essential staff members and certain services provided to students. Fresno City College (CCC, California Community College) and Fresno State (CSU, California State University) are expected to hold in person classes for the upcoming fall semester.

However, with the rise of the delta variant, COVID-19 vaccinations are now going to be mandatory. All CSUs and CCCs currently enforce this rule, as do many other institutions (500+) across the country. But for whatever reason, some “students” are opposing the mandated vaccinations. How stupid; did we just not endure hundreds of thousands of causalities and a crippled economy? Now we’re finally finally in the throes of recovering (thanks to vaccinations and other COVID-19 measures) only for people to make a u-turn back into the pandemic?

Featured image: Anti-vaxxer Alyssa Jones, as seen in the linked article.

Pride flag raising ceremony 9am tomorrow at FCC

Fresno City College will hold a Pride Flag Raising ceremony tomorrow, June 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the flag pole in front of Building A, off of the Maroa and McKinley Avenue entrance. At the State Center Community College Board of Trustees meeting held on Tuesday, June 1, Resolution 2021.23 was passed unanimously and formally recognizes _that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) people come from all walks of life including race, ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, economic status, physical or mental ability, medical condition, sex, or gender identity or expression.

June was declared “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” by President Bill Clinton, on June 2, 2000, with President Barack Obama expanding the commemoration by declaring June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” in 2011. “It will be my honor and privilege to share this moment with the college and the community,” said Dr. Carole Goldsmith, college president.

“Our students and community members deserve a safe, inclusive and caring school environment. All of these are hallmarks of Fresno City College. This resolution would not have happened if it were not for the work of individuals like communication arts instructor Jerry Thurston, who started the FCC Safe Space Ally Program more than a decade ago; engineering instructor, Dr. Liz Adams, who is the current Safe Space Ally Program Coordinator; Dr. Ray Ramirez, Director, Student Equity & Success; Cyndie Luna, Dean of the Fine, Performing & Communication Arts Division; and to the countless faculty, staff and administrators who work to make our community and college a better place for everyone,” said Goldsmith.

Transgender day of visibility event

There will be a free online event sponsored by Fresno City College in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, from 12 noon to 2pm via Zoom. This will be a presentation by AFSA President, Arien Reed, and ASFA VP of Staff, Virginia Beamer, in honor of Trans Visibility Day.

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Zoom Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97488035206

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