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Peralta Matters – College Presidents

27 February 2015

Peralta Matters 32: College Presidents

This month, we are talking to the Presidents of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Laney College President Dr Elñora Webb describes the power of saying yes. Merritt College President Dr Norma Ambriz-Galaviz highlights some new projects at Merritt, including the upcoming opening of the Barbara Lee Allied Health Building and a new certificate program in Cyber-Security. Our newest President, Dr Joi Lin Blake at College of Alameda, presents her vision and leadership style. And Dr Deborah Budd helps us understand the buzz at Berkeley City College.

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    Arts & Culture – Jane Chu visits Laney College

    26 January 2015

    Arts & Culture: Jane Chu visits Laney College

    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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      LIKE YOUR FUTURE with the Peralta Colleges!

      15 January 2015

      Peralta Colleges Enrollment Promo January 2015

      Classes Start January 20th, 2015. Enroll now!

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        For Faculty: District Flex Day, January 14

        6 January 2015

        If you are a faculty member, you won’t want to miss District Flex Day, January 14, 2015, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Laney College Theater.

        Keynote Speaker: Kevin Powell, “Equality in America: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King.”
        An interactive discussion on the educational, life opportunities and possibilities for all students.

        Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., will also give his annual Flex Day address.

        See the flier for more details: District Flex Day January 14, 2015 final


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          Peralta News – Eco Art Matters, Laney College

          22 December 2014

          Arts & Culture: Eco Art Matters!

          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:

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            Peralta Matters – Career Pathways Partnership

            10 December 2014

            Peralta Matters 30: Career Pathways Partnership

            We’re talking about Career Pathways this month on Peralta Matters. The Peralta Community College District is the fiscal agent for a $15 million grant linking local school districts with community colleges to train our youth for jobs in the 21st century. Karen Engels, from the Department of Educational Services, describes our work in this exciting partnership. And we highlight the Machine Technology program at Laney College, with Department Chair Louis Quindlen and father/daughter students Mike and Jackie Feeney, who both got good jobs after participating in the program.

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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


              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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                Benefits of Organic Foods Lecture #4 at Laney College with Victory V. Lee, Dec. 4

                26 November 2014

                POSTER -  Victory Lee -- WIP -- HEALTH BENEFITS  OF  ORGANIC  FOOD-4-1Thursday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the Laney College Forum.

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                  Peralta Engineering Medicine/Science (PEMS) hosting Pre-Med Workshop by UCSF, Nov. 25

                  20 November 2014

                  PEMSTuesday, November 25, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Laney College in Room B210. To RSVP email

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                    Open Door Mission Food Drive at Laney College, Nov. 20 – Dec. 15

                    20 November 2014

                    Open Door Mission Food Drive Flyer (PDF)

                    Please bring your contributions to the Laney College Library, Thursday, November 20 thru Monday, December 15 by 4:00 p.m. Library Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00AM – 8:00PM and Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM

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                      Short Films for Mental Health at Laney College, Nov. 17

                      13 November 2014


                      Free Admission. Dinner & Discussion. Monday, November 17 at Laney College located in D200. For more information go to

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                        International Education Week at the Peralta Colleges, November 17-21

                        13 November 2014

                        IEW FlyerA celebration and promotion of International Education and Exchange. For more information contact Thomas Torres-Gil at or call (510) 587-7835.

                        The Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week!  This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

                        Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel.  Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!

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                        Study Abroad Information:

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                          Tobacco-less Clubs Reduce Smoking On Campus Meeting at Laney College, Nov. 18

                          13 November 2014

                          Tobacco_lessTuesday, November 18 at the Laney College Bistro. Lunch will be provided.

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                            Ebola Relief Effort at Laney College, Nov. 21

                            13 November 2014


                            Food packing event on Friday, November 21 at the Laney College Student Center located on the 1st floor.

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                              Laney College Department of Dance Presents Afro-Cuban November Workshops, Nov. 25 – 26

                              6 November 2014


                              Upcoming Afro-Cuban Master Dance Workshops at Laney College will be taught by the renown Dolores Perez of Afro-Cuba de Matanzas and Ana Perez of Los Munequitos de Matanzas! Dance for a vibrant life!


                              Instructor Bios:

                              Ana Herrera Perez:
                              Ana Perez Herrera has been the lead vocalist and dancer for Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, since 1980. Los Muñequitos de Matanzas is one of the highest regarded masters of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and dance, especially known for Rumba.

                              Ana grew up with a rich family culture, a descendent of the Villamil Family, who developed artistically the seat of Afro-Cuban Folklore. She is not only an accomplished rumba dancer, highly sought after for classes and workshops worldwide, but her distinctive voice, has added an essential dimension to the Muñequitos sound, with her ease of singing in a very high range.

                              Dolores Perez Herrera:
                              Dolores Perez is one of Cuba’s greatest singers and dancers from the province of Matanzas. She was one of the founding member of Afro Cuba de Matanzas and can be heard on all of their recordings. She is best known for her performances on Caridad

                              An Omo Ochun and a Madrina to many, Dolores was featured in Afrocuba’s 1987 trip to the Smithsonian Folkway Festival.

                              Dolores is an ahijada of her aunt Tomasa Villamil, the Matriarch of the Villamil family. Tomasa’s grandparents were two musicians from Oyo, Nigeria, the old imperial Yoruba capital. They were kidnapped and brought over to Cuba in the 1880’s. The family has given Matanzas many of its best musicians, singers, and dancers.

                              Prior to joining Afrocuba, Dolores sang and danced with Los Portuarios, La Imaliana, and in the Carnival Comparsas in Matanzas. In addition to her overwhelming talents as a singer, Dolores is also a well-respected teacher of dance.

                              She has lead and participated in Afro-Cuban folkloric workshops world wide; both by invitation and while touring with Afro Cuba de Matanzas.

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