BCC News

Filipino American History Celebrations: Oct. 24 & 26 @ College Hour

21 October 2016

The Filipino Students Alliance (FSA) at BCC is hosting two upcoming events you won’t want to miss:


Monday, October 24 – Elementary Tagalog Instruction, Room 51, from 12:20 – 1:20 pm

Wednesday, October 26 – Filipino Barrio Fiesta***, BCC Atrium, from 12:20 – 1:20 pm, fun, games, music, culture and history, and Filipino food!


*** For the Barrio Fiesta, our featured performers will be Lendl “Ukulenny” San Jose, Jamie Danila and the Bongat Trio. Our keynote speaker will be Assemblymember Rob Bonta.


View the colorful FSA flyers below:

Elementary Tagalog Instruction Flyer

Filipino Barrio Fiesta

FSA Event Flyer


For more information, contact

Dave Ivan Cruz, dcruz.asbcc@gmail.com

Student Trustee, Peralta CCD
Vice President of Administration, ASBCC
Founder/Academic Affairs Advisor, BCC Filipino Students Alliance
Communications Officer, SSCCC Region III
Member, National Association of Parliamentarians

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Nov. 1 Town Hall Forum: 2016-17 Budget Outlook for Peralta and BCC @ 12:15 – 1:30 pm, Auditorum

20 October 2016

A Town Hall Forum on Peralta’s and Berkeley City College’s 2016-17 budget outlook is set for 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Tue., Nov. 1 in the ground floor auditorium.  The presentation will be lead by Ron Little, Peralta’s Vice Chancellor of Finance and Shirley Slaughter, Director of BCC’s Business and Administrative Services.



  • Provide an Update on Peralta’s and Berkeley City College’s 2016-17 financial outlook
  • Answer Questions from Faculty and Staff


The town hall information flyer is provided below:

Town Hall flyer


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Presidential Debate Watch Party Tonight, 10/19 @ 6 pm, Auditorium

19 October 2016

Tonight at 6:00pm in the BCC Auditorium the Political Science Students Association (PSSA) will host the BCC Watch Party for the third and LAST 2016 Presidential Debate.  The debate starts @ 6:00pm, but doors open at 5:30.  Please make this announcement in your classes and encourage your students to attend.  Thanks and I’ll see you there!!!


For more info, contact Matthew Freeman, Professor of Political Science at Berkeley City College, mfreeman@peralta.edu



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Health Education Students’ Health Fair on 10/20 @ 11 am – 1:30 pm, Atrium

19 October 2016

BCC’s Health Education students will present valuable information and resources on a wide variety of health educationtopics at the Fall 2016 Health Education Fair. The students have also arranged for participation of several vendors and agencies’ representatives.


When: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time:  11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where:  The Atrium

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Flu Shots for Students Every Mon. & Wed., 10 am – 4 pm (closed 1-2 for lunch) in BCC Wellness Center at 2000 Center Street

17 October 2016

No Cost but Bring Your Student ID Card! This is covered by your Student Health Fee — come get your flu shot today!

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BCC Voice: Rethinking Justice

16 October 2016

In the spring of 2016, the English Department at Berkeley City College sponsored a school-wide student essay contest on the theme of “Rethinking Justice,” and some of the winning students read excerpts from their essays during the recent Flex Day activities.


All three essays are now published in a special online edition of the BCC Voice, available here:
http://pub.lucidpress.com/BCCVoiceRethinkingJustice/ and on the BCCvoice.net website:

BCC Voice website


The BCC Voice is produced by Berkeley City College students in English 14 and English 15 classes, and generously funded by the Associated Students of Berkeley City College (ASBCC). Students interested in journalism are encouraged to sign up.


For more information, contact:

Hollie Hardy
English Instructor
Berkeley City College

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“What Will It Take to Save the Earth?” – Presented by Carol Dansereau on Tues., Oct. 25 @ 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Auditorium

10 October 2016

Come hear a talk by Carol Dansereau, organizer and author of What It Will Take: Rejecting Dead-ends and False Friends in the Fight for the Earth, followed by a discussion. It takes place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm in the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Why are we losing our fight for the Earth? And what will it take to win?


Dansereau says, “to answer these urgent questions, we need to step back far enough to see the big picture. We must identify what’s blocking our way forward: an economic system inconsistent with democracy. We must acknowledge that many of the strategies we have relied on up until now have limited the possibility of real change.”


There are solutions for all of the world’s environmental problems. We can create the world we want and prevent the destruction of the planet when we open the way to allow these solutions to be implemented.”


Carol Dansereau has been fighting for the Earth as an organizer, attorney and non-profit director for three decades.   Based in Seattle, she is the author of What It Will Take.  Rejecting Dead-ends and False Friends in the Fight for the Earth. (2016) www.caroldansereau.com.


View the event flyer below:

Carol Dansereau Event flyer

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Register to Vote – League of Women Voters @ BCC on Tuesday, 10/18

6 October 2016

The League of Women Voters will be on campus 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Tue., Oct. 18 to help register students to vote, on the 1st floor.


Voter registration needs to be completed 15 days prior to the election. There are also California Voter Registration Forms in the library by the Reference Desk.


The California Community Colleges and the Secretary of State team up to increase civic participation and voter registration by students from all segments of higher education.


The Secretary of State’s office created a webpage which hosts resources for campuses, faculty and students for frequently asked questions related to voting, sample posters, sample social media posts for voter registration efforts, key deadlines and dates, and a guide to facilitate voter registration drives.


To visit the California Students Vote Project page, click here: http://www.sos.ca.gov/castudentsvote
*The California Students Vote Project is a public-private effort led by the California Secretary of State’s office in partnership with the California Lieutenant Governor’s office, and three nonprofit organizations; CalPIRG, California Common Cause, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. These groups recognize that a healthy democracy must include the voices of California’s next generation. The California Students Vote Project is advocating for the implementation of student voter registration best practices at all of California’s public colleges and universities. The California Students Vote Project has the potential to dramatically increase voter engagement in upcoming elections.


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.


[Source: Press Release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/DocDownloads/PressReleases/SEPT2016/PR-Voter-Registration-Partnership-With-SOS-FINAL-9-19-2016.html ]



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