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College Notes: Take advantage of Peralta Colleges’ ‘Super Saturday’ enrollment

23 January 2018

The Merritt College men's basketball team went 3-0 and won the Allan Hancock College Holiday Tournament Championship in Santa Maria this winter. There are plenty of sports and student events during the spring semester at the Peralta Colleges. The Merritt College men’s basketball team went 3-0 and won the Allan Hancock College Holiday Tournament Championship in Santa Maria this winter.

 

The spring 2018 semester is here and there are literally thousands of classes that await you at our local community colleges.

 

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to better yourself this year? How about taking a class or two at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda or Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland?  The best thing is if you sign up for a class at one of the Peralta Colleges, you can take classes at any of the other schools. And, it’s super affordable for anyone who is a local resident.

 

Take advantage of “Super Saturdays” at our community colleges and do everything you need to do in one day to enroll in classes. On Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, the Peralta Colleges Admissions and Records offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide you with the resources you need to get the classes you want. Read all about it on the Super Saturdays’ website right HERE.

 

Read more about the exciting goings-on at the Peralta Colleges online in the College Notes column in the East Bay Times HERE

 
If you have a story you would like me to feature in the column, please email me at jheyman@peralta.edu.
 
 
Happy Spring Semester!

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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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