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Rocklin, Calif.- The Sierra College Gender Equity Committee is proud to announce our partnership with Stand Up Placer,  a local and community-based organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. 

Sierra College has a long and supportive relationship with Stand Up Placer and we are thrilled to be officially partnering via our Gender Equity Committee. This fall, Stand Up Placer’s Chief Operating Officer, Jenny Davidson and Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, Amy Maggard, will be joining the Sierra College Gender Equity Committee to serve in official capacity as Community Representatives to the committee.

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Stand Up Placer states that they firmly believe “that everyone – regardless of sex, race, religion, or occupation, whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender – deserves to live a life free from violence. [They] provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County with a safe, caring and nurturing environment.”  Megan Seely, Gender Equity Committee chair states that “we are excited to be formally partnering with such an important and vital organization in our community, one that certainly supports the Sierra College mission to ensure a safe and equitable environment for all students.”

The Gender Equity Committee, as a standing committee of the Academic Senate, exists as a formal body whose mission includes facilitating a safe and equitable campus climate through cultural, social, structural, legal and academic change.  Gender equity issues are universal.  Therefore, the Gender Equity Committee seeks to collaboratively address the intersection of gender with sex, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, age, disability, creed, and political background.

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