BCC News

BCC Will Be Closed Feb. 17, 18, 19, & 20 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

8 February 2017

BCC will be closed over the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend from Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20. Classes resume on Tues., Feb., 21, 2017.

Filed under: Academics, General

SOLD OUT! ~ BCC Social Justice Workshop ~ “Deaf Community: Through the Lens of Social Justice” on Mar. 17 & 18

7 February 2017

DCARA and Berkeley City College are co-sponsors of a social justice workshop, “Deaf Community: Through the Lens of Social Justice”, to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 17 & 18, 2017, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. All are welcome. Please register through Eventbrite at http://deafsocialjustice.eventbrite.com  as seats and food are limited. Deadline to register is by March 3rd. Accommodation Request deadline by Friday, March 10, 2017. 

Workshop Schedule:

Friday, March 17:  5 pm – 9 pm 

Saturday, March 18:  8 am – 5 pm


View the workshop agenda for details:

Deaf Community Social Justice flyer

For more information, contact Co-Coordinators
Jenny Gough (BCC ASL Faculty) and Marta Ordaz at

Sponsors: DCARA and Berkeley City College | Registration/Reception foods provided by Mozzeria

Visit the Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency website for more information about DCARA.


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A Promise to Our Community

6 February 2017

Berkeley City College, formerly Vista Community College, embraces a vision and values which allow all members of our college community to grow and thrive.  The college was founded on the premise that all are welcome to our learning community and we are first and foremost committed to this.  The foundations of our success as a center for learning originate in our diversity and in our respect for each other, our love of knowledge, education and collaboration, in our commitment to civic engagement and to social justice, and to lifelong learning for everyone.  All are welcome to join us and grow as we learn and thrive together.  We will steadfastly uphold these values which guide our college community, even in these challenging times.


President’s Message on Election 2016

Berkeley City College Academic Senate Resolution

Peralta ESOL Advisory Council (PEAC) Statement in Support and Affirmation of Our Students


BCC Promise Image showing our rich ethnic and cultural heritage




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BCC Science Seminar Series – Jennifer Doudna on “Rewriting the Language of Life: Impacts and Challenges of DNA Editing” on Feb. 23, 7-8 pm

6 February 2017

Join us for a very special evening and presentation with Professor Jennifer Doudna @ BCC. Dr. Doudna will speak on the impacts and challenges of DNA editing.

Filed under: General, Science Seminars

BCC @ BAMPFA – Open House for Berkeley City College, Wed., Mar. 1 @ BAMPFA, 11 am – 7 pm

6 February 2017

From 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, you can get in FREE to the landmark new building and view exhibits by showing your BCC Student ID Card at the admissions desk at 2155 Center Street.

Occupying every gallery in the building are exhibits on Hippie Modernism, Michael Armitage, Buddhist Art, and Andy Warhol. 

BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, Berkeley ~ Info (510) 642-0808 ~ bampfa.berkeley.edu/

BAMPFA entranceBAMPFA lobby

BAMPFA logo and address

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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


Filed under: Academics, General