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A Day of Remembrance – March 1 @ 7 pm, Auditorium

23 February 2018

A Day of Remembrance flyer

Join us for a screening of the film “And Then They Came For Us” by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7 pm in the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

This film brings history into the present, retelling the difficulty story of the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and follows Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban.

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Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Course: April 5,6,7,13,14, 2018

22 February 2018

btg flyer

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9th Annual FELI @ BCC: June 4 – 8, 2018

7 February 2018

The 9th Annual FELI (Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute) will be hosted at Berkeley City College from June 4 – 8, 2018, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Breakfast and lunch provided. Download the FELI flyer

FELI flyer

Visit the Fee-Based Courses website for more information on how to register, or contact Chris Lebo-Planas at

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Arab Film Series: 2/8 – Mahbas (Solitaire) @ 6:30 pm, BCC Auditorium

7 February 2018

Join the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Berkeley City College, and Yalla Arabi as we present the Arab Film Series. Catch some of the hottest films that have screened at the Arab Film Festival. Screenings are free and open to the public. 

Feburary 8, 2018 – Arab Film Series Screening: Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan Lebanon

Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival. The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor. 

Arab Film Series: Mahbas (Solitaire)

Reserve Your Free Tickets/Seats on Eventbrite – Arab Film Series – Mahbas (Solitaire)


The free Arab Film Series is back at Berkeley City College through the summer! The series has returned, fully funded via a mini-grant from the Innovation Fund, thanks to a fruitful collaboration between Berkeley City College President, Dr. Rowena Tomaneng and Professor Dr. Gaye Walton-Price, The Arab Film Festival(AFF) and Yalla Arabi.

The screenings benefit Dr. Price’s Arabic language students at BCC and the community at large seeking to engage with creative voices responding to current events related to the Middle East and the Arab-American experience, as well as anyone who is interested broadly in Arab culture or language. Previous screenings have included both a filmmaker and film director that engaged with students and attendees in a lively and educational post-film Q & A.

The sub-titled film series includes contemporary award-winning films and is in collaboration with the renown Arab Film festival, the longest running independent Arab film festival in North America, and Yalla Arabi, an Arabic language and cultural meetup group founded in 2008 by Peralta District employee, Faiza Ali, who dreamt up the idea for the BCC film series.


EVERYONE is welcome to these #FREE upcoming screenings in the Berkeley City College auditorium. They all begin promptly at 6:30pm:

This Thursday, Feb. 8th – “Solitaire”
Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival.
The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor.


Arab Film Series Schedule


Arab Film Series Schedule

2/8/2018 – Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon

3/5/2018 – 17 – Jordan

3/29/2018 – Investigating Paradise – Algeria, France

4/26/2018 – Documentary Shorts – Various Countries

5/24/2018 – Refugees Stories – Various Countries

More information at


Contact –

Gaye Walton-Price, PhD

Arabic Instructor

Berkeley City College

Modern Languages Department

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Black History Month @ BCC: 2/28 – Closing Ceremony, Atrium, College Hour

5 February 2018

Black History Month flyer

For more information, contact

Andre Singleton, Campus Life Director
Room 151, 510-981-2877

Berkeley City College Black History Month Schedule

College Hour (12:15 – 1:15)

  • 2/1: Opening Ceremony (BSU) | Atrium
  • 2/7: People’s State of the Union (Cleavon Smith) at 6 PM | Student Lounge
  • 2/7 & 2/8: Film Screenings – “The Black Panthers” | Auditorium
  • 2/20: Art Show (BSU) | Atrium
  • 2/21 & 2/22: Film Screenings – “I’m Not Your Negro” | Auditorium
  • 2/28: Closing Celebration (BSU) | Atrium & Auditorium
  • And More!

The People’s State of the Union – Wed., 2/7  at 6 PM in the Student Lounge, 5th floor, Lead by Cleavon Smith

This Wednesday, we’re hosting one of many gatherings throughout the country for the People’s State of the Union. This event is organized by the US Department of Arts and Culture—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. The following is a message from the USDAC.

“In January of most years, the President delivers a State of the Union Address highlighting the past year and suggesting priorities for the coming year. It’s a broadcast from one to many. But democracy is a conversation, not a monologue. Understanding the state of our union takes We the People reflecting in our own communities on our challenges and opportunities locally, nationally, and globally. 

The People’s State of the Union is an invitation to join in hosting a national conversation in our own homes, schools, houses of worship, and community organizations. 

In a year that’s seen more polarizing slogans and soundbites, more demonstrations and heated debates than ever, looking each other in the eye and sharing our stories matters even more than usual. In such moments, being able to cross political divides and remain in dialogue is a worthy challenge. Who are we? What touches our hearts and minds? What do our communities need, and what do they need to hear from us? We may know our own answers, but do we know each other? 

As Citizen Artists we know that we must change the story to change the world. The People’s State of the Union is an invitation to dive in right here, right now. We can tell stories about challenges, about optimism and hope, funny stories and sad ones, angry stories and tales of longing. We can share moments of pride or shame. We can share moments of truth. We can listen deeply to the experience of fellow community members and they can listen to our stories. By doing these things, we can come to know each other. 

The People’s State of the Union is an act of full cultural citizenship, where every voice counts and every ear listens. Add your story.

A Story Circle is a small group of individuals sitting in a circle, sharing stories from their own experience focusing on a common theme. Every story has a beginning, a middle, an end, and a teller. Imagine starting this way: “Let me tell you about the time….” Whatever story each person wants to tell is just fine. As each person in turn shares a story, a larger, richer, and more complex story emerges. By the end, people see both real differences and things their stories have in common. A Story Circle is a journey into its theme, with multiple dimensions, twists, and turns.” 

Join us in the Student Lounge this Wednesday, February 7 starting at 6pm. After sharing food and drinks and experiencing the Story Circles, we will open the floor for open mic poetry. 

Please invite students, colleagues, friends and family. The more diverse group of people sharing their stories, the better experience and community we create for ourselves and others.



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Peralta Colleges Foundation: Spring Scholarships open Feb. 5

31 January 2018

The Peralta Colleges Foundation is so excited to announce the Spring 2018 Scholarships are up and running on Monday February 5th at 5pm and closes March 12 at 5pm.  We want to get the word out to as many students as possible to apply for the scholarships available and really need your help!

There are over 25 scholarship opportunities available for students this term. There are scholarships for entering freshman, transfer students, first-generation college students, foster youth, graduating students, and more. Scholarships are awarded based on many different factors including merit, need, achievement, athletics, majors and more. All degree and certificate program students are eligible to apply!

Award amounts vary from $250 to $4,000 so pass the word along to your students. They can apply by using this link:

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Nikki Lasley

Interim Executive Director

Peralta Colleges Foundation


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Feb. 2 – Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in Person with a Permission Number or Add Card

31 January 2018

  • Feb. 2 – Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in person with a Permission Number or Add Card
  • Feb. 4 – Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive a  Refund and Without a “W” Appearing on Transcripts
  • Feb. 4 – Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes online with an Instructor issued Permission Number
  • See the Academic Calendar


Classes are filling up quickly! Enroll Now. Take advantage of our Extended Enrollment Service Hours.

View Spring 2018 Course Flyers



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BCC Talent Show – Auditions: Jan. 31 & Feb. 1

30 January 2018

Talent Show Audtions

Berkeley City College Talent Show

Performing Artist?

Showcase Your Talents on Stage!

Auditions – Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

Final Audition: Feb. 2

Time of Auditions: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm (College Hour)

Performance Length: Up to 5 minutes

Sign-Up Contacts:

Hilary Lee –

Kiara Allen –


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