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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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Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center at Merritt College Wins Prestigious Awards

2 December 2016

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The Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center is the newest building at Merritt College in Oakland – one of the four colleges of the Peralta Community College District, which includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney College, also in Oakland – and is now one of just two buildings named as “Outstanding Project for 2015” by the prestigious Western Council of Construction Consumers during their annual Excellence Awards ceremony that was held on October 27, 2016 at the Lafayette Hotel and Spa.

In announcing Merritt’s award, the Council said that the Barbara Lee Center was “Among the most sophisticated community college learning centers in the U.S., and the most advanced community college science center in California.” The building was also one of the few recipients during the program to receive a “Sustainability Excellence Award” for its LEED Gold Certification.

“I am very pleased that the Barbara Lee Science Center has been recognized with these awards,” said Peralta Colleges Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D. “It clearly demonstrates what we can do to education our community’s students with the facilities bond funds that the public has generously entrusted to us.”

“We are planning future endeavors and I have every reason to believe those will also win recognition,” the Chancellor added.

On hand to accept the award for the Science and Allied Health Center was Derek Labrecque, Partner, and Shawn Percey, BIM Manager, from JK Architecture – the firm that designed the Center – along with Ted Foor, Larry Cabodi, Sean Burnie and Anna Kennedy from Clark/Sullivan Construction, the firm responsible for the construction of the Center. Also in attendance at the ceremony, and representing the Peralta District, were Chancellor Jowel Laguerre, Ph.D., and Dr. Saddiq Ikharo Vice Chancellor of Facilities, along with Merritt Dean Rosemary Delia and Gary Banks.

After the ceremony, architect Derek LaBrecque talked about the honor of receiving the award. “I’m excited that Merritt’s building was recognized tonight, partly because the essence of this project was built upon the vision of the college and history of the community. And also because of what will be done in this facility to prepare students with the skill sets they need to succeed in the 21st century.”

With over 110,000 square feet of dedicated space for science and technology, the Barbara Lee Health and Science building is the region’s newest epicenter for innovation in science and technology. As part of the Peralta Community College District’s commitment to provide access to the region’s student population, the building will be open all strata of students – concurrent enrollment high school students to life-long learners.

The majority of the four-story building, which was completed on time and within budget, is dedicated to programs in the Sciences and Allied Health, but includes Mathematics and Business Technology as well. The architectural design of the building, and the state-of-the-art equipment, provides something for everyone, enhancing the student learning environment, promoting the growth of the sciences and energizing the campus as a whole.

At various locations throughout the building, there are a number of public common areas for students and faculty to freely interact. These common areas have an open environment within the building to encourage active learning in an environment that is not just limited to the classroom.

The $59 million Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center was built with funds from the Measure A Bonds that were voted in place by the Citizens of North Alameda County that constitute the six communities served by the Peralta Community College District – Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont. According to Vice Chancellor Ikharo, “The construction of the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center demonstrates accountability to tax payers who voted for Measure A Bond Funds and promotes awareness to the greater community of how the bond measures is being spent. Additionally, the success of this building, by way of this prestigious award by an unbiased third party, represents confidence in possible future bond measures for the community.”

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Peralta News – Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Chancellor Jowel Laguerre at Flex Day

31 August 2015

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The Peralta Colleges celebrated a very special Flex Day to kick off a new semester and welcome our new Chancellor, Jowel Laguerre. Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined the festivities, filling the packed Odell Johnson Theater with words of encouragement and inspiration. Board President Meredith Brown, faculty members and staff leadership also spoke at this joyous event!

The Peralta family was treated to an outstanding performance by the Jiklele dance group, hosted by Laney’s very own dance department.

We look forward to a new semester with more fantastic happenings at Peralta and a heartfelt welcome to Chancellor Jowel Laguerre. Many thanks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee and her staff for sharing this momentous day with us!

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The NEW Peralta Way: Chancellor Laguerre’s District Flex Day Address

21 August 2015

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If you missed Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre’s District Flex Day address, “The NEW Peralta Way,” you can watch it, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s opening remarks and Board of Trustees President Meredith Brown’s inspiring introduction on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:25:50, the Congresswoman’s remarks at 22:05 and President Brown’s at 38:10).

If you wish to download the text of Dr. Laguerre’s address, you can find it here: New Peralta Way Flex Day Fall 2015 Chancellor Laguerre Address

You can also read a profile of Dr. Laguerre that was published in the Oakland Tribune here: http://bit.ly/LaguerreTribProfile. Also, Dr. Laguerre’s Guest Commentary in the Oakland Tribune and other Bay Area newspapers can be found here: http://bit.ly/LaguerreGuestCommentary.

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee at District Flex Day

18 August 2015

Welcome to a new school year! Please join faculty and staff in welcoming our new Chancellor, Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., on District Flex Day, Wednesday August 19th, 8;30 a.m., at Laney College’s Odell Johnson Theatre. We’ll be joined by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and the Chancellor will present his State of the District address. 

If you cannot make Flex Day in person, you can watch the live video stream of the morning session starting at 9:00 am — with remarks from Congresswoman Lee, Board President Brown, Chancellor Laguerre and others — on the Peralta TV’s Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:25:50, the Congresswoman’s remarks at 22:05 and President Brown’s at 38:10).

 

District Flex Day, August 19, Laney College

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District Flex Day, August 19, Laney College

17 August 2015

District Flex Day, August 19, Laney College

 

Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend District Flex Day on August 19, 2015, at Laney College in the Odell Johnson Theater, For more information, please visit http://web.peralta.edu/staff-development/

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