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Workshop at BCC’s New Undocumented Community Resource Center on Fri., Feb. 5 @ 5 PM

2 February 2016

No Human Being Is Illegal – a workshop on legal issues about immigration and civil and human rights on Fri., Feb. 5, at 5:00 pm, South Campus, 2070 Allston Way (Suite 4), Berkeley.


In response to the recent undocumented raids, the Undocumented Community Resource Center will be hosting an information session that will cover the following:

What to do if you (or family) are stopped by immigration.
What to do if ICE comes to your home.
Your civil and human rights.
Resources you or your family can access.
RSVP by emailing or calling us!

Undocumented Community Resource Center
2070 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 545-3436,


BCC has some amazing students who have organized a resource center at BCC to support the undocumented community. The Undocumented Community Resource Center (UCRC) was founded in Spring 2015 and offers resources, workshops and support to undocumented peoples. They were featured on 2/2/2016, on Univision for the third time in their short history. The show “Al Dia” featured our very own Erika Castaño (photos below) who spoke about undocumented peoples rights and announced the Center’s upcoming workshop this Friday, Feb 5th, 5pm, BCC South Campus Suite 4 (2070 Allston Way). The workshop will focus on legal issues surrounding the recent increase in raids and deportation of undocumented peoples.


View the workshop flyer below:

URCR Flyer


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Meet Your Faculty Advisors & Learn About BCC Majors Feb. 16 & 17, @ 12:15-1:15 pm, Feb. 18 @ 5:30-6:30 pm, Atrium

1 February 2016

Lunch will be provided on Tues./Wed. Feb. 16 & 17. Light Refreshments on Thurs. Feb. 18. Meet your Faculty Advisors. Learn about BCC Majors and how they apply to your personal interest, transfer, and employment.



  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 12:15 – 1:15 pm, BCC Atrium (Lunch will be provided)
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 12:15 – 1:15 pm, BCC Atrium (Lunch will be provided)
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 5:30 – 6:30 pm, BCC Atrium (Light refreshments will be provided)


Read the faculty advising flyer below:

Faculty Advising Event flyer

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BCC Black Students Union Sponsors Black History Month Events

1 February 2016

Mark your calendars and attend a variety of free and open to the public Black History Month events sponsored in February by Berkeley City College’s Black Student Union (BSU) and BCC.  They include:


  • 5-8 p.m., Tue., Feb. 9, Brother/Sister Circle, Meeting of Women and Men to Discuss Life’s Hardships and Success within the Black Community, BCC Student Lounge, 5th Floor
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 10, Auditions for Black History Month Talent Show, BCC Auditorium
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wed., Feb. 17, Open Discussion on Black Love, Location TBA
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m., Thur., Feb. 18, Black Excellence Awards, BCC Atrium: An award ceremony honoring faculty, staff, and students on campus who exemplify excellence in their work at BCC.
  • 5-7 p.m., Tue., Feb. 23, Black Student Union Game Night, BCC Student Lounge, 5th Floor: A fun interaction and intellectually stimulating game night hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU).
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24, Community Consciousness Workshop, BCC Atrium: Beneficial information and education on topics within Black Culture such as health, finances, the biology of melanin, Black intellectuals, etc.
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m., Thur., Feb. 25, “Back to Black,” BCC Atrium:  A day celebration of Black History Month with African dancing and drumming as well as traditional African Cuisine.


Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St. in downtown Berkeley. Visit



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Dalai Lama Fellowships at Peralta – Informational Workshop on Fri., Feb. 5, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, in Rm 14

1 February 2016

Peralta students: Dalai Lama Fellows invites you to an exciting opportunity to begin your Journey in Mindful, Compassionate, and Ethical Leadership. Receive $6000 in seed funding for a “Compassion-in-Action” project + one-on-one mentorship + ethical leadership curriculum.


An informational session will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 12:15 – 1:15 PM, in Rm 14 (Basement Level), at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


View the Dalai Lama Fellowhips at Peralta flyer with more information about Dalai Lama Fellows and to access the Fellowships Journey application.

Learn more about Dalai Lama Fellows, apply, and see frequently asked questions.”


Dalai Lama Fellowships flyer

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Kimberly Bryant, American Ingenuity Award Winner, Speaks on “Black Girls CODE,” 6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24, in BCC’s auditorium

31 January 2016

Kimberly BryantKimberly Bryant, Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award Winner and tech education pioneer, will speak on “Black Girls CODE,” 6:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 24, in BCC’s auditorium.  The presentation is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  You can reserve tickets at:


Ms. Bryant, founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, has worked to empower girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Her talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of 2015-16 public lectures, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).  They are made possible by funding from the Simons Foundation.


Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts,  has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow.


Ms. Bryant’s 25+ year career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries was spent as an engineering manager in technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies, including Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer.   Since 2011, she has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international organization with seven chapters across the United States and in Johannesburg, South Africa.  In 2013, she was on Business Insider’s list of “The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology” and was named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists.


In 2013, she was invited to the White House as a Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color.  In 2014, she received an American Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian Institution and was presented with the Inaugural Women Who Rule Award in Technology via Politico.  She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival and many others.



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Jan. 30-31: BCC Multimedia Students Teach Kids Animation & Claymation at the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

28 January 2016

This weekend (Sat 1/30 & Sun 1/31)  is the Pixar sponsored Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival.  Not the commercial stuff you’ll find on TV or in your local multiplex, this wonderfully curated festival screens films for children from around the world that are rarely available elsewhere (plus some Pixar short films.)    Saturday evening the magnificent family film “The Black Stallion” screens at 6pm and the filmmakers will be present to answer questions.


But the festival is not just about sitting back and watching films. Under the guidance of Jim Capobianco (Pixar writer of Ratatouille) BCC Multimedia students teach kids how to do stop-motion, pixilation and claymation. If your child participates in a workshop, you can see their film on the big screens each afternoon.  Admission to the festival also includes full access to the Chabot Science Center.


Animation from BAICFF


Animation still from BAICFF


For more information, contact:

Rachel Mercy Simpson
Department Chair – Multimedia Arts
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street – Room 553
Berkeley, CA 94709


Follow the image link below to a great site:




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Spring Semester Internships within Berkeley and elsewhere!

25 January 2016

Students apply now! Spring internship opportunities are posted on the Business Department’s Internship page. Sample opportunities include Marketing, Event Management, Accounting, Computer Systems, Communications, Social Media, Graphic Design, Video Editing, General Office Support, and more.

Last day to apply is February 1, 2016.


For details go to or click on the internships button below:

Internships for Spring 2016


Read the Spring Internship Flyer:

Internshiips Flyer

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ARAB Film Series at BCC on Fri., Jan. 29 @ 6 PM, Auditorium

25 January 2016

Berkeley City College (BCC) along with the Arab Film Festival (AFF) and Yalla Arabi, is screening Arabic language films on the last Friday of the month in January, February, March and April. This Arabic language film series fulfills the cultural component for the Arabic language courses taught by Gaye Walton-Price at Berkeley City College. Here is the Arabic course listing: . Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Arab Calligraphy LionMark your calendars for this Friday, January 29th, for viewings of Arabic short films:

  • Studio Beirut
  • Cafe Regular
  • El Khateeb
  • Transit Game
  • Bahiya and Mahmoud
  • PHATWA: The Narcicyst


There is no charge to attend. Doors open at 6 pm. Film starts promptly at 6:30 pm. There will be a moderated informal discussion after each film. Please attend, participate and spread the word!


View the film series flyer:

Arab Film Series Flyer image
Logos for BCC, Arab Film Festival and Yalla Arabi

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