BCC News

Richard Wolff Speaks on “Trump’s Economy: Talk vs Reality” on Wed., Feb. 22 @ 12:15 pm, Auditorium

3 February 2017

The BCC Students for Socialism Club and the Jerry L. Adams Endowment Fund present our first spring 2017 Social Justice event:

Marxist economist Richard D. Wolff, Ph.D., speaking on “Trump’s Economy: Talk vs. reality”, on Wednesday, February 22 at 12:15 PM, in the BCC auditorium.

Wolff, an economics professor emeritus, a radio show host and author is funny, easy to understand and totally relevant to helping us to make sense out of the economic questions we confront today.

View the Richard Wolff flier below:

Richard Wolff flyerCan Trump change our inequality, debts, wages, and jobs?Join us as we examine likely winners and losers in the U.S. economy under the Trump administration

For questions, please contact Joan Berezin at jberezin@peralta.edu


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Student Teach-In: Feb. 7 – 9, Atrium @ College Hour

2 February 2017

The BCC Sociology Club is presenting BCC’s first ever Student Teach-In, February 7 – 9, 2017, during College Hour (12:15 – 1:15 pm) in the Atrium. In collaboration with five other clubs and student organizations, we have organized three days of lecture and resources based on our experiences, studies, and passions for how our student body can stand together as a united front in light of our nation’s new leadership. We hope this first Teach-In will provide a platform for even more student groups to openly discuss and problem-solve issues that affect them through this semester and beyond.

The event flyer and schedule are provided below:

Student Teach-In Flyer

Teach-In Schedule

Teach-In Schedule:

Tuesday, February 7

  • Black Student Union: The importance of breaking down stereotypes and harmful rhetoric that affect groups of people. An interactive experience.
  • Floetry Club: Understanding the right to freedom of speech, divulging basic guidelines in the protections of the 1st Amendment, and related laws and amendments centered around freedom of speech.

Wednesday, February 8

  • STEM Club: Analysis of digital technology’s role in the exponential rise of divisive rhetoric, from social polarization to delegitimization of fact. Discussion about social media and its relation to international science funding cuts, and a desensitized general public.
  • Students For Socialism: How we can go further than a constant defense of our most basic human rights and work towards organizing the fight for a better society.

Thursday, February 9

  • Undocumented Community Resource Center: The problems with police interactions (protesting and unlawful detention) and racial profiling.


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Get Your Questions Answered About Immigration & Visa Issues – Thurs., Feb. 2, @ College Hour in Rm 33

1 February 2017

Sean Brooke, Director of International Education for Peralta District, will be on hand to answer questions about immigration and visa issues related to the executive order on immigration. The information session will be held at BCC on Thursday, February 2, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, in Room 33.

Sean is a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, where he interpreted, applied, and enforced an intricate field of Immigration & Nationality Law. He later went into private practice where he represented clients on a variety of immigration matters.

Please RSVP for this event at:


For questions, please contact Thomas Torres-Gil, DSO, International Program Manager, at ttoresgil@peralta.edu


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Celebrate the New Issue of the Milvia Street Art & Literary Journal – Fri., Feb. 10, BCC Auditorium, 7-9:30 pm.

1 February 2017


Come celebrate the release of the new issue of Milvia Street, Berkeley City College’s art and literary journal.

Friday, 10 February 2017 from 7:00 to 9:30pm in the BCC Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. Just half a block from Bart and buses.


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Last Day to Add/Drop Regular Session Classes – Sun., Feb. 5, 2017

30 January 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017, is the last day to Add a regular session class.

Sunday, February 5, 2017, is the last day to Drop a regular session class and receive a refund and without a “W” appearing on transcripts. For more information and for short-term or late-start courses, please visit “2017 Spring Refund Drop Deadline Schedule“.


Continuing Students may enroll in classes now through their PASSPORT Student Center or in person at the BCC Admissions Office, 1st floor.


New and Returning Students may apply/re-apply for admissions now — to learn more please go to “Apply & Enroll Now at BCC 


Spring 2017 Semester: January 23 – May 26, 2017


Check out our online and hybrid course offerings!

View course flyers for Spring 2017.


Additional Registration Resources:

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Black History Month 2017 Events – Feb. 21: Turnt Tuesday @ College Hour, Atrium

29 January 2017

Mark your calendars! There are some fun, thought-provoking and interactive events coming your way this month as we celebrate Black History Month here at BCC!

Black History Events Flyer

Event Schedule (from flyer):

Week 1 – February 1 – 3:

  • Wed., Feb. 1 – Black History Month Kickoff, Atrium, College Hour
  • Thurs., Feb. 2 – Throwback Thursday (music), Atrium, College Hour

Week 2 – February 6 – 10:

  • Mon., Feb. 6 – Showing of Blackish & Discussion, Atrium, College Hour
  • Tues. Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 7, 8 & 9 – Student Teach-In, Atrium, College Hour

Week 3 – February 13 – 17:

  • Tues. & Wed, Feb. 14 & 15 – African Soul (performance & workshop), Auditorium, College Hour
  • Thurs., Feb. 16 – Throwback Thursday (music), Atrium, College Hour
  • Fri., Feb. 17 – President’s Day Holiday Observed – BCC Closed

Week 4 – February 20 – 23:

  • Tues., Feb. 21 – Turnt Tuesday (music), Atrium, College Hour
  • Wed., Feb. 22 – 13th Movie Watch, Atrium, College Hour
  • Fri., Feb. 24 – Freedom Friday (music), Atrium, College Hour

Week 5 – February 27 – 28:

  • Tues., Feb. 27 – Hip Hop Journalist: Davey D, Atrium, College Hour
  • Tues., Feb. 27 (evening) – Black Magic: Mixed Media Art Show, Auditorium, 6 – 9 pm


For questions please contact the Campus Life Office in 151A or email tataylor@peralta.edu

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BCC’s Spring 2017 Internship Program Has Opportunities For You!

20 January 2017

Berkeley City College’s internship program is growing and has opportunities for you!

Find unpaid (and some paid) one semester internship opportunities for Spring 2017 on the web page below:



Important dates:

Positions are filled as quickly as possible, so apply NOW!

February 2, 2017: Last day for students to apply.
February 3, 2017: Last day for companies to make their selections.
February 6, 2017: Students selected for unpaid internships must enroll in COPED 450 or 451 and attend the first class meeting on February 6, 2017. The class is a late start hybrid. It meets three times and lasts 14 weeks.

Questions? Go to the internship program website. If more questions, contact:
Jayne Matthews

(510) 981-2913


Download the internship flyer below:

Internship flyer

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Annual Budget Forum with Vice Chancellor Little, Wed., Feb. 1, 12:15-1:20 PM

20 January 2017

Vice Chancellor Little and BCC Director Shirley Slaughter will present the Mid-Year Budget Forum in the BCC Auditorium on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 12:15 – 1:20 PM. Please join us!


Forum Flyer

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