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African/African-American Graduation 2019 – “Reclaiming Our Narrative: Looking Back and Moving Forward!

4 March 2020

The Peralta Colleges’ 2019 African and African-American Graduation ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African-American students who, through unyielding determination, have successfully completed an associate degree and or certificate from a Peralta College. The ceremony is representative of African and African-American culture and heritage and embraces the values of community and scholarship.

We are also proud to announce that the Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) 2020 Scholarship recipients from each of the colleges will be recognized at this year’s graduation program.

Reserved and secure parking will be provided in the church’s parking lot for trustees, faculty, staff, and administrators. We ask that Peralta faculty, staff, and administrators dress in academic regalia or African attire for the event. Please feel free to do the same or to wear whatever you should choose. We recommend that you arrive by 10:30 a.m. to participate in a group photo and the processional into the sanctuary at the beginning of the program. This year, faculty, staff, and administrators in the procession will be seated on stage.


11 a.m. (no tickets required for entry)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Beebe Memorial Cathedral
3900 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Graduate Information:

Arrival Time: 9-9:30 a.m., check-in and Continental Breakfast (you must RSVP below)


Dress to Impress. Please wear cap and gown.

Items to Purchase:

Kente sashes will be available before the ceremony. $15. (cash only)

Photographers will be available for photos.

AAA-Graduation Certificate Banner

Here’s a look at a previous graduation ceremony in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPql0LDn3ps&list=PL8177FF051D0E7F9B&index=96&t=0s

Please fill out the survey below to RSVP

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