On April 26, 2013, the Laney College Journalism 65 ‘Social Media for Journalists’ class enjoyed lectures from Sumul Shaw, a local musician; Aaron Harbor, manager of Oakland’s 9th Floor Radio; and James Calhoun, Producer at peraltaTV.
15 May 2013
Berkeley City College multimedia arts students Marilia Lobo and Kaylin Warren are first and second place winners, respectively of Inspire Oakland’s (and Inspire Berkeley’s), collaborative billboard design contest sponsored by Oakland Digital (ODALC). The contest is co-sponsored by the City of Oakland, CBS Outdoor, Améredia, Oaklandish, Cal State East Bay and the Peralta Colleges. Lobo, a student in Michel Bohbot’s Survey of Digital Imaging (MMART 130) class, will see her design appear on University Ave. in Berkeley.
“I’m studying animation at Berkeley City College, but I graduated in Industrial Design, Visual Programming in Brazil, and I would be sooooo happy to get an internship with ODALC,” first place winner Lobo said. “For my billboard art I tried to embrace all the elements that represent Berkeley to me; the bear is the California symbol, and also it’s the UC Berkeley mascot. He is with a megaphone because UC Berkeley was the stage where very important movements such as women rights and free speech took place in the 60’s.”
Warren ‘s billboard inspiration was the downtown Berkeley BART station. “I remember when I first started going to Berkeley City College, that first time I came up that escalator and stood in that circle, I did a full 360 turn just so I could soak everything in,” she recalled. “You know that any time you come to Berkeley there’s going to be an adventure because of the many possibilities and things that it has to offer.” The artist used cool tones and colors to represent Berkeley’s “chilled, laid back” atmosphere. She also thought that the BART station represented Berkeley residents’ affinity for using public transportation.
“I used layered textures to give it a mystical, magical feel because e Berkeley is like my own Diagon Alley (Harry Potter); it has so many hidden treasures and hideaways you never know what you’re going to find,” Warren explained. “It’s hard to put in words but Berkeley is something that you have to experience yourself because that’s just what it is, an experience. Just don’t forget to wear your walking shoes… ”
Each year, Oakland Digital invites local community members to participate in “Inspire Oakland,” and “Inspire Berkeley,” contests which encourages interest in graphic design and information technologies through creative expression. Project’s goal is to promote a positive image of Oakland that unites and inspires its diverse population, while encouraging young talent to jumpstart their digital media careers.
Learn more about Inspire Oakland at: (http://www.inspireoakland.com/tag/inspire-oakland-billboard-contest/)
The background’s boldness is to represent the present and retro kind of look for the past. It is colorful, because I have never seen a place that holds so much diversity in a positive way as Berkeley has. Berkeley is a colorful, creative and engaged melting pot; people who live there tend to make the difference in the society.
15 May 2013
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.
8 May 2013
It is that time of the year again. This Friday, May 10, 2013 the Laney Bistro will feature its end of the semester Grand Buffet. We will open at 11:00 a.m. and close at 1:30 p.m.
8 May 2013
8 May 2013
6 May 2013
The April 23, 2013 meeting began with calls for increased support for our Veteran students. The Peralta Student Council asked for the expansion of the student leadership program at College of Alameda. And Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services Mike Orkin presented a report on using high school grades to predict student success.
3 May 2013
Yes, it’s that time of year again! It’s SHOWTIME! The Laney College Department of Dance is proud to announce it’s annual Spring Recital Concert, which highlights 13 classes and features more than 90 hard working, committed students who, eat… breathe… and live for dance. Please come out and support the many rehearsal hours both our faculty and students have given to make this the best recital concert yet!
2 May 2013
Merritt College screened a documentary film, “Herman’s House”, on April 24, 2013. The documentary is about Herman Wallace, who has been incarcerated for 40 years. The program included a panel of distinguished community representatives, including Dr. Siri Brown and Melvin Newton.
30 April 2013
New Exciting Activities!
Law Enforcement * CSI * Hands on Horticulture * Nutrition* Nursing
Art * Music * Sports & Fun!
29 April 2013
29 April 2013
29 April 2013
This month’s episode of Peralta Matters is focused on safety. First up, Margaret Dixon, Legal Administration Department Chair at Merritt College, describes the programs that prepare students for jobs in the Public Safety sector. Next up, Greg Valentine, Peralta Director of Risk Management, details his work to keep our campuses safe for our students and staff. And finally, Alameda County Sheriff Chris Shepard describes the work of the Sheriffs throughout the District.
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