BCC News

Re-think Justice End-of-the-semester Events – May 8 – 11 @ College Hour

6 May 2017

Review ♦ Rethink ♦ Act ↔ Rethink Justice

Racial Justice/Treatment of Immigrants
Homelessness & Housing Justice
Income & Wealth Inequalities
Education Justice

Rethink Justice S17 Flyer


May 8 & 9 – Art/Poster Gallery Walk in the Atrium and Jerry Adams Gallery, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

May 10 & 11 – Student Discussions in Rooms 32, 33, and 34, 12:15 – 1:30 pm

Student Voices Needed:

  • Help students see relevance of learning to the fundamental questions and challenges facing themselves and society today
  • Encourage collaboration across disciplines and programs
  • Promote collective reflection around how our community does and can better serve our values, especially the value of equity
  • Help foster the sense of a community of learning that enhances the whole college and area.

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Town Hall: New Building Update & Feedback – Thurs., May 4 @ 12:10 – 1:20 pm, Auditorium

2 May 2017

New Building Town Hall flyer

Join our town Hall with Guest Presenters Laura McCarty, PCCD Director, Capital Projects, and Merideth Marschak, Noll & Tam Architects.

New Building is located at 2118 Milvia Street.


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BCC Studio Art Program Presents: Rethinking Justice Art Exhibit – May 8 to Sept. 1

1 May 2017

The Opening Reception with artists’ talks will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from 5 – 7 pm, in the Jerry Adams Gallery at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

The art exhibit reflects on social and environmental justice, equality and community. It opens on Monday, May 8 @ College Hour as part of the college-wide Rethinking Justice End-of-the-semester Events during the week. 

Artists Walk Flyer

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Teach 4 Social Justice Recognizes Linda McAllister of BCC

25 April 2017

Linda McAllisterBerkeley City College Professor Linda McAllister will be honored by Teachers 4 Social Justice at its 9th annual “Thank a Teacher for Social Justice” award celebration. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2016, 6pm-10pm at the Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA. The award is a recognition of educators who have been doing social justice work in their respective communities for 3+ years and are being recognized for their impact and contribution to building a better world.

The award highlights professors who are doing powerful education-based social justice work in their classroom or community. Nominated by a student, Erika Castano, McAllister is described as “an example of as a nurturing professor and compassionate human being.”  Castano writes, “As  a non-traditional student, I thought that I’d never be able to graduate or get a degree. I asked her if I’d be able to wear “a pointy hat and a fancy robe.”

She smiled and said, “Of course! You mean cap and gown, right?” Then she said that she believed in me, and she would be at my graduation. We had this conversation last year and I’m graduating this Spring ‘17. “

Congratulations, Linda! For more information about Teach 4 Social Justice and the Thank A Teacher for Social Justice award, go to Thank-A-Teacher Awards Celebration 2017!

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Arab Film Festival Screening: The Runner on Thurs., April 27 @ 6:30 pm, Auditorium

25 April 2017

“The Runner” will be shown on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. This screening is hosted at BCC in conjunction with BCC’s Arabic language course. It is part of the Arab Film Festival.

The Runner flyer

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Screening of “Beautiful Daughters”, Wed., 4/26 @ 6 pm, Auditorium

24 April 2017

On Wednesday, April 26th, the Sociology Club will be presenting the short documentary “Beautiful Daughters” in the auditorium at 6pm.

The film chronicles the first transgender production of The Vagina Monologues. Following the film, we will be holding a critical commentary with UC Berkeley student, Adrian Phu.

Beautiful Daughters flyer

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Spring 2017 Science Seminar Series: Arlene Blum Speaks on “Tackling Toxics: For Healthier Products, People and Planet” on Mon., May 1 @ 7 pm, Rm 431

23 April 2017

Dr. Arlene Blum, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment. Their research and policy work has contributed to stopping the use harmful chemicals in children’s sleepwear, furniture, electronics and other products globally.

Tackling Toxics flyer





All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

This lecture series is put on by the BCC Science/Biotechnology department as a component of a grant we received from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Since spring 2012 more than twenty guests spoke about the latest discoveries and progress in biology, biotechnology, physics and medicine:


Sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Berkeley City College.

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BCC Multimedia Arts Student Showcase on Fri., April 28, 2017 @ 6-9 pm

17 April 2017

Join us for the very popular, standing-room only multimedia event of the year: The Berkeley City College Multimedia Arts Student Showcase!

This year, the event takes place on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6 – 9 pm, in the BCC Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.

Mutimedia Arts Student Showcase flyer

The Multimedia Arts program prepares students for careers in the growing Multimedia field. Jobs include graphic arts, animation, video production, sound design, web design, and game design. Many of MMART students have worked for companies such as Pixar and Lucas Films.

One of the department’s successful alumni is 2013 Emmy winner, Paige Bierma. Her documentary, A Brush with the Tenderloin, aired on KQED’s “Truly California”.

A department faculty member is world-renowned E.J. Holowicki, a sound designer for Pixar and Lucas Films. Holowicki teaches sound design and has been a sound editor for big budget films including but not limited to Brave, Finding Nemo, Up, and Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens.

The showcase consists of short films, animations, print art and web designs by BCC studens and is also a way to highlight some of the work of MMART alumni. Invite friends, family, students, and anyone interested in Berkeley City College’s Multimedia Arts Program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the upcoming showcase visit https://goo.gl/aGAOI0

For more information, contact Sabrina Nelson, sanelson@peralta.edu

Co-Producer of the MMART Student Showcase at Berkeley City College

View the MMART Degree and Certificate Programs


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