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College Notes: Merritt College to Honor Black Panthers, Other Events

19 October 2016

Don’t miss Peralta’s newspaper column for October covering some of the outstanding events at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

You can read it right here: http://bit.ly/2elhyaV

Black Panther press conference in Oakland, Calif., after the shooting of one of their members 17-year old Bobby Hutton in 1968. Hutton was shot by Oakland Police when he and Panther Elridge Cleaver were envolved in a shootout with police. At microphones is  Bobby Seale, and behind his left shoulder is William Lee Brent. (Ron Riesterer/Staff Archives) Black Panther press conference in Oakland, Calif., after the shooting of one of their members 17-year old Bobby Hutton in 1968. Hutton was shot by Oakland Police when he and Panther Elridge Cleaver were envolved in a shootout with police. At microphones is Bobby Seale, and behind his left shoulder is William Lee Brent. (Ron Riesterer/Staff Archives)

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Black Panther Party: Community School Speaker Series: Merritt College, April 8, 22, 24, 29

7 April 2014

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You are welcome to join the open classroom series on the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School (OCS) at Merritt College in room A218, 11am – 12:30 pm on April 8, 22, 24 and 29. Speakers: Ericka Huggins and Teresa Williams.

April 8: Teresa Williams and Gregory Lewis former children of the BPP Oakland Community Schools

April 22: Gayle Dickson: BPP artist and teacher at the BPP Oakland Community Schools

April 24: Alessandro De Giorgi, Justice Studies Professor and Scholar, SJSU

April 29: Meres-Sia Gabriel, Poet and former student at the BPP Oakland Community Schools

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P-SPAN – Merritt College: ‘Free Huey! The Trial of the Century’

7 November 2013

Judge Lise Pearlman spoke to Merritt College on October 30, 2013.  Judge Pearlman wrote a book and is working on a film about Huey Newton and his 1968 trial for murder.  Also at this event: special guest speaker Professor Emeritus Melvin Newton, former black panther and brother of Huey Newton.

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Ericka Huggins, Laney College Professor and former member of the Black Panthers will speak to New Jersey High School Students

10 May 2013

In 2009 Peralta TV produced an award winning documentary on the origins of the Black Panther party at Merritt College. The film has been used in schools and colleges across the country in political science, history and ethnic studies classes.

Recently, Peralta College District Trustee Linda Handy, arranged for a high school class in New Jersey to watch the documentary. High School Teacher, Thomas Jones from the Montclair Kimberley Academy, wanted to take it once step further…

He wanted his class to speak with an original member of the Panthers.

Ericka Huggins, a Peralta College District Professor and former member of the Black Panthers, agreed to talk to the class via Skype.

There’s no doubt the kids were impressed, and the issues discussed ranged from the history of slavery in the US, to how wealth is distributed in today’s America.

To receive or purchase a copy of Peralta TV’s documentary on the Black Panther Party, please visit BlackPantherstheMovie.com or go to our Website at peralta.tv

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Peralta News: Richard Aoki Special Report (3 Episodes)

19 September 2012. 0 comments

In 2008, Peralta TV produced an award-winning documentary on the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. As part of the documentary, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” Peralta TV interviewed Richard Aoki, who for many years worked for the Peralta Community College District as a teacher, administrator and counselor.

Although regarded by many as a leader in civil rights and activist circles, recent evidence suggests that Richard Aoki may have been an FBI informant. Peralta TV conducted a 90-minute interview with him in October 2008, just months before he died in 2009.

Was Richard Aoki an FBI informant or a committed revolutionary? See his story, and our conclusion at the end of Episode 3. (click here)

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Peralta TV To Broadcast Exclusive 2008 Interview with Richard Aoki

11 September 2012. 2 comments

In 2008, Peralta TV produced an award-winning documentary on the origins of the Black Panther Party at Merritt College. As part of the documentary, “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” Peralta TV interviewed Richard Aoki, who for many years worked for the Peralta Community College District as a teacher, administrator and counselor.

Although regarded by many as a leader in civil rights and activist circles, recent evidence suggests that Richard Aoki may have been an FBI informant. Peralta TV conducted a lengthy interview with him in October 2008, just months before he died in 2009.

Peralta TV will broadcast its entire 90-minute interview with Richard Aoki in three episodes this week on Wednesday (9/12), Thursday (9/13) and Friday (9/14) at 8:30 p.m. Peralta TV can be seen on Comcast cable channels 27 (Alameda and Berkeley) and 28 (Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont) and throughout the Bay Area on AT&T’s U-Verse channel 99.

Was Richard Aoki an FBI informant or a committed revolutionary? See his story in his words this week on Peralta TV.

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Women and the Black Panther Party’s Community Survival Programs featuring Ericka Huggins

2 May 2012. 0 comments

Laney College Library Event
Women and the Black Panther Party’s
Community Survival Programs
Featuring Ericka Huggins

Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 9:00 am
Laney Library Browsing Area

Ericka Huggins is an educator, former Black Panther Party member, political prisoner, human rights activist and poet. For the past 30 years Ericka has lectured throughout the United States on the restoration of human rights, whole child education, and, the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change.

Ericka is currently a professor of Sociology at Laney College and Berkeley City College. She is also a professor in the Women’s Studies department at California State University-East Bay.

She teaches relaxation and resiliency skills in elementary and secondary schools as well as juvenile and adult prisons and jails.

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Peralta News – 10th Oakland International Film Festival featured Peralta TV’s own documentary Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers

16 April 2012. 0 comments

The 10th Oakland International Film Festival was full of promise this year and Peralta News was in the building for the festivities. Hosted by the Oakland Film Society, this annual event has been growing under the direction of David Roach. Over 60 films were screened and the Oakland Museum of California had one of it’s busiest weekends this spring. Peralta TV’s own documentary ‘Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers’ was one of the featured documentaries shown with a host of talented and cinematic films, music videos, narrative features and sci-fi. For more information on the features premiered at the Festival visit OIFF.org.

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Peralta News – Black History Month Kicks Off at Merritt College

6 February 2012. 0 comments

Black History Month is a celebrated time of the year when African Americans everywhere regroup and energize their shared destiny towards equality through progress and cultural reflection. The Black Panther Party was a major cultural icon and it was their creation of Ethnic Studies at Merritt College that was highlighted at the Feb 1st Rally. College and High School Students learned about the Panther’s educational Legacy in “MERRIT COLLEGE: HOME OF THE BLACK PANTHERS” a documentary produced by Peralta TV.

After the film, attendees heard music, inspirational messages and were able to hear from the keynote speaker and co-founder of the Black Panthers, Bobby Seale.

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Bobby Seale, founding member of the Black Panther Party, speaks at Merritt College

3 February 2012. 0 comments

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