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Black Panther Documentary Screening at Alameda City Hall

9 October 2017

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Black Panther Documentary Screening at City Hall
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Will Be Present at the Screening to Offer Opening Remarks
 
Few know that the Black Panther Party was founded at Merritt College in Oakland in October 1966, and many of its early social justice programs still largely go unrecognized.
 
The television station of the Peralta Community College District, Peralta TV, produced a national award-winning film, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” narrated by U. S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, about the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. The film, which was shown at the United Nations as part of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, features rare interviews with Black Panther founder Bobby Seale, as well as members David Hilliard, Ericka Huggins, Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard, Emory Douglas and Richard Aoki.
 
The City of Alameda is happy to partner with the Peralta Colleges in bringing this illuminating film to Alameda.
 
What: Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers (Documentary Film Screening)
 
When: Saturday, October 14, 12:00-1:30pm
 
Where: Alameda City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, 3rd Floor, Alameda
 
Who: The screening is free and open to the public. Speakers include U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer, and the film’s executive producer and director, Jeffrey Heyman, and writer and producer, James Calhoun.

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Merritt College’s New, Unique Africana Center

2 February 2016

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What better way to start Black History Month than by visiting Merritt College’s New Africana Studies Community Research Center, led by African American Studies Department Chair Siri Brown.

The Department of African American Studies at Merritt College has completed a unique Africana Studies Community Research Center that houses an originally designed curriculum to be used on ipads and/or computers.  The curriculum comprises of interactive museum-quality learning modules where students can engage through visual, touch screen and e-portfolio lessons about African American history. The modules are multilayered high impact visual installments produced by award winning filmmakers and graphic designers.

The center is fully ADA compliant for hearing and visually impaired learners and accessible in Spanish.

The Africana Center includes a Black Family Research Specialist who works with students 2 days a week to train them on genealogy processes.  Students work on their own family histories through interviewing elders, archival research and DNA testing to create portfolios to enhance academic skills and enrich families with more information about their history.

For more information, visit http://www.merritt.edu/wp/afram/

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Arts & Culture – Eco Arts Matters Gallery at Laney College

3 November 2015

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The Eco Art Matters class at Laney College covers the history of the environmental/social justice arts movement. Students take field trips, volunteer, watch documentaries and put together an eco art exhibit.

The students do extensive research on an important “matter” of their choosing, develop a proposal, and then create artworks, installations, visual presentations or performances which are installed by the artists and exhibited at a local gallery.

Check them out on Facebook!

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Arts & Culture – Native American Blessing

10 June 2015

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Merritt College hosted the ‘Native American Blessing’ event in honor of our Native American & Indigenous students. It was an amazing event filled with food, drumming, song and dance. Tables and booths offering information on higher education and organizations lined the hallways. If you missed the event, here is your chance to see it!

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Arts & Culture – College of Alameda

9 March 2015

College of Alameda Dance instructor, Danny Nguyen and his students kicked off the Lunar New Year with an outstanding dance performance!

For more information visit http://alameda.peralta.edu/dance/

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Peralta TV’s Black Panthers Documentary Now Streaming

10 February 2015

In honor of Black History Month, Peralta TV is now streaming its award-winning documentary “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers.” The documentary won a national best college video award and was featured at the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Previously it was only available on DVD. You can now watch the full documentary here: http://bit.ly/PanthersDoc.

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Peralta Colleges FM Radio Station On the Air in July

2 February 2015

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For the first time in its 50-year history, the Peralta Colleges will have its own FM radio station to provide educational programming to the community and hands-on broadcast experience to our students.

The FCC granted the Peralta Community College District a Low Power FM Community Broadcast Station license (“construction permit”) after a lengthy application process. There was plenty of competition for the broadcast licenses following a rule change by the FCC, and Peralta’s Public Information Department was successful in its bid to broadcast on one of the two available frequencies in the Bay Area.

Beginning in July, you will be able to hear Peralta’s community radio station in the East Bay at 96.9 FM. The tentative call sign is KGPC.

If you would like to get involved in Peralta’s community radio station, please contact our Executive Director for Public Information, Communications and Media, Jeff Heyman, at jheyman@peralta.edu or 510-466-7369.

Don’t forget to tune into all the great programs on our Internet radio station, 9th Floor Radio, at http://www.9thfloorradio.com/.

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Arts & Culture – Jane Chu visits Laney College

26 January 2015

Laney College welcomes the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu and Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council to celebrate the Chinese Music Program led by Sherlyn Chew.

Sherlyn is an extraordinary music teacher whose mission in life is to teach music to children from lower income circumstances using Chinese instruments. She is also founder of Purple Silk Music Education Foundation, an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports music education for inner-city youth. The program includes the Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus of Laney College and the Purple Bamboo Orchestra & Chorus of Lincoln Elementary School. The mission is to instill in young people an appreciation of music from all cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese instruments. The Purple Silk Music Foundation promotes opportunities for children and youth of low-income families to receive music education from professional musicians, perform in public venues and become proficient musicians themselves.

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Peralta News – Eco Art Matters, Laney College

22 December 2014

The Eco Art Matters class at Laney College covers the history of the environmental/social justice arts movement. Students take field trips, volunteer, watch documentaries and put together an eco art exhibit.

The students do extensive research on an important “matter” of their choosing, develop a proposal, and then create artworks, installations, visual presentations or performances which are installed by the artists and exhibited at a local gallery. You can check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtMatters

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AND STILL WE DANCE… “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within” at Laney College, Dec. 12-13

1 December 2014

DANCE

Witness the artistry of Laney’s ILO ~ Communication, through the lens of dance! Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 8:00PM in the Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center. General Admission $15.00. Students, Seniors & Children $10.00.

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