SACNAS Movie Night at City supports STEM

Movie night brings students together to discuss and relax before finals.


Valerie Vizcarra

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) held a movie night as way to inspire students and be engaged with the community. Photo by Valerie Vizcarra

Valerie Vizcarra, Staff Writer

What a great week for students to end the semester by sitting back, relaxing before finals week and socializing with science clubs. 

San Diego City College is working with the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science to not only help students, but also work as a community by fundraising for better communication. 

The purpose is to inspire students of all backgrounds to become engaged in and to bring growth to the sciences.

According to the fundraising organization, SACNAS helps get funding from donations at their events, such as SACNAS movie night, where students were able to support donations by purchasing food and snacks.

“I’m here today to be involved and to support clubs,” chemistry student Dyani Amo Melgarejo said. “I think (with) this movie night, the most important part was coming together. (It) attracts students (by) having fun and being a part of this growing organization.”

”(With) the movie “Prospect,” I think it was trying to show feminist empowerment, dictating what a woman’s role should be,” Melgarejo added.

In October 2019, SACNAS visited the National Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to Chris Isidoro, president of the film society and media master.

“This movie showed science discovery in a fantasy way. I think this is great for students who were part of it because we were able to bond by connecting ideas and thoughts at the end of this film,” said City College student and member of SACNAS Gram Williams.

More than 6,000 members are involved in SACNAS.

Students who plan on becoming STEM majors or plan a career in STEM will find that going to these conferences are an opportunity to be taken advantage of.

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